Shop Wonderland Cafe has moved from Haji Lane to 134 Telok Ayer Street, right next to popular coffee shop Sarnies.
The café was known for its floral and botanical-inspired space, that would give you a sense of ease and tranquility while having cakes and coffee.
Compared to some of the other cafes within Raffles Place and Telok Ayer which are more buzzling and vibrant, Shop Wonderland Café somehow has a ‘slowing-time-down’ effect.
Food offered during lunch includes Beef Goulash ($15.00), The Wonderland Om Bowl ($15.00) which is a veggie grain bowl, Sausages with Egg ($23.00) and Soup of the Day served with Toast ($9.00).
I generally think the cakes are the strength here, with favourites such as Earl Grey Lavender ($8.00), Gula Melaka Avocado ($8.00), Rose Raspberry ($8.00), Green Tea Black Sesame ($8.00) and Guinness Chocolate ($8.00).
The texture belonged to the buttery and moist type, best paired with a cup of tea.
The Maple Bacon Cinnamon Tea Cake ($8.00) was intriguing enough for me to order.
While I actually liked the sweet pieces of tender bacon on the cake, the bottom layer was decent, though not life-changing.
Drinks offered include Latte, Mocha, Chai, to more varied ones like Peppermint Mocha, Popcorn Matcha Latte and Thai Milk Tea. Prices range from $4.20 for an expresso to $7.50 for some of the iced drinks.
The drinks could have been their weaknesses, which I feel are priced slightly upwards, and there is better coffee elsewhere. Well, say just next door. (Opps, sorry girls!)
The vibes are different at this new location near the CBD.
While there is still more or less a garden-theme, the florist has been moved upstairs, and the floral scent, eclectic furniture and carefree vibes seem to have diminished when compared to the previous location.
Adding more blooms and greens around can help bring out the mood and fit the theme better, and make this a true wonderland for busy CBD workers to take a short reprise off work and stress.
Shop Wonderland Cafe & Floral Studio
134 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068600 (Telok Ayer Station)
Tel: +65 9299 4593
Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm (Mon-Sat), Closed Sun