Wimbly Lu @ Jalan Riang

Posted on July 27, 2012


For the past couple of years, if you realised; there are a trillion number of unique cafes blooming around the country. Mostly themed vintage, quirky or just simple rustic-styled.

Preferred to be housed in our notably petite nation, a handful of these establishments had managed to settle and flourish in secluded locations.

20120724-133723.jpgJalan Riang is a relatively tight alley surrounded by a large number of private properties, in upper Serangoon.

Snuggly nestled among dining acquaintances, Fat cat and La Pizzaiola; the barely a-year-old Wimbly Lu stands out with a conspicuous classic early 70’s Red beetle parked flamboyantly in front of the bistro.

If you were to inadvertently fail to notice that prominent trademark, which I doubt you would; please do not overlook their showy window displays and door.
A rural cottage interior layout with diverse furnishings, a familiar standard which most coffee bars have adopted; and brick walls.
Mushroom Soup.

The chinawares used were far more enticing than the brew, though it was doubtlessly well-prepared. It was like having soup at grandma’s.
20120722-085345.jpgGolden Fries in a bamboo steamer container.
20120721-003525.jpgBeing die-hard Chocoholics, the two partners; Lim Wee Bin and Luciana Tan, had it easy deciding on turning their devotions into business. You would have guessed that most of their artisanal desserts are made of chocolates and even more chocolates.

Rocky Road Brownies.

20120721-003645.jpgS’more Pie.

Wimbly’s personal execution of the original girl scout’s campfire snack in the form of a pie was inviting to both the peepers and the palates.

20120721-000441.jpgRoot Beer Cake.

20120721-004536.jpgA slice of dense chocolate cake infused with Root Beer?,  served in a dainty martini glass with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. Hmmm~

My pre-gorging anticipation was lacking as I do have high expectations when it comes to exotic creations like this one in particular. One mouthful was all it took to put the uncertainties aside and the next thing I knew, it was all gone. The portion had a strong resemblance to the all-time favourite combination of the Root Beer float.

Prior to the float which is a drink, the substantial helping of the cake took the role of the fizzy pop and allowed maximum enjoyment at every munch. I liked it, I liked it alot.

Wimbly Lu could easily be my next preferred hideaway on days when I need some sugary fixes or extra endorphins. However it would be great if they could rectify their entrée menu as the ones we had that day, were a major letdown.

Address : 15-2 Jalan Riang Singapore 358987
Tel: 6289-1489

Opening Hours

Tue–Fri: 12pm – 10.30pm
Sat–Sun: 9am – 11pm
(Closed on Mon)