One of our readers wrote in and said “You guys have got to check out this new hipster cafe called Wheeler’s Yard! Such a pretty place!” And so the team did. We went down one lazy weekday afternoon to see what the hype was about.
The cafe occupies an entire warehouse, high ceiling and the location is peppered with hipster bicycles. Hard to get to location + raw and untreated decor, this hipster cafe is a joy to photograph. Expect good looking girls with their dates mulling over a cup of watered down coffee. No wait, watered down coffee? Yes, the coffee is nothing to rave about.
Previously a rundown carpentry workshop, is converted into a pretentious cafe. The service staff were not as friendly or bubbly as you would expect from the cafe that charges almost $20 for a big breakfast. Walking twice to the counter just to collect my coffee followed by my food really annoyed me when the cafe was practically empty. Oh, the staff has no idea what you ordered, giving you and oblivious look while demanding for your receipt.
We took their recommendation and ordered a Big Breakfast and a Beef Burger. Unfortunately, the portions weren’t impressive and the Big Breakfast was an amalgamation of very cheap items and badly cooked bacon. NOBODY LIKES SOGGY BACON! The Beef Burger was lackluster in taste and the presentation not appealing when the topping was just onions.
“Are you saying I shouldn’t visit Wheeler’s Yard!?”
Nope, you can head down, take some pictures, Instagram it, Facebook it, and tell the whole world you’ve been here. Period. If you want a place to sit down for a coffee (if you are not picky about it), soak up the hipster atmosphere and rub shoulders with other youths busy instagramming their food, Wheeler’s Yard is a perfect place for you.
Another place that serves quality food with the price you’ll fork out at Wheelers Yard? Try Grub.
*This is an incognito tasting and the price of the food is paid in full by the reviewer
28 Lorong Ampas Singapore 328781
Tel: 6254 9128
Mon to Fri – 11am to 7pm
Sat to Sun – 11am to 8pm