There has been cafés opening in the North, or more specifically in the Yishun region (Nothing against the Yishun people.)
I guess the opening of this café means more brunch options for people up North.
Wild Wood is a simple, bistro-styled café tucked away in level 1 of Wisteria Mall, the same mall where PocoLoco is located.
While I was half-expecting this place to be empty on a late weekday afternoon (because of the location), I was surprised to see customers there enjoying food and coffee.
To be fair, this place isn’t the most accessible, so I would expect Wild Wood to be a regular spot for people living nearby.
The food items are what you may call the “standard café items”, with offerings of all-day breakfast sets, burgers and pasta and savoury waffles combinations.
Choices available include Classic Breakfast Set ($11.80), French Toast ($8.80), Ham & Cheese Sandwich ($8.80), Beef Bolognese Pasta ($13.80), Tukey Bacon Aglio Olio ($11.80), and Wild Chicken Carbonara ($10.80).
The slightly more interesting item spotted was a Wild Rosey ($12.80), in actuality is a soya sauce chicken brioche burger.
Both drinks ordered, the Iced Latte ($5.30) and Iced Lemon Tea ($3.50) were not bad, but nothing setting it apart from the average.
The Classic Breakfast Set ($11.80) came with toast, mixed salad, eggs and a choice of meat.
You can choose between Turkey Bacon, Smoked Salmon and Sausages. The set usually comes with toast, but they replaced it with buns because they ran out of toast.
I enjoyed the scrambled eggs, well-seasoned and not over-cooked (so much so that it would lose the creaminess).
Also, the portion was not bad for the price, considered reasonable for café pricing in Singapore.
W.W.W (SGD 11.80), otherwise known as the Wild Wood Waffle, would probably be their signature dish. This is Crispy chicken served on a waffle drizzled with maple syrup.
I was kind of surprised to find greens (such as rocket leaves and lettuce) placed in between the chicken and waffles. It just doesn’t go together, but perhaps this is a move to make the dish appear healthier and cut through the grease.
The skin was slightly crispy and the meat, tender. There was some juice flowing out of the chicken when I cut through the slab.
Would love to have more maple syrup because I could barely taste it (or even knew it was there).
Still not too sure about that lettuce though.
Yishun residents should find Wild Wood Café a convenient place for brunch or maybe to do some work (they have free Wi-Fi here).
The breakfast sets are considered inexpensive however the place may not be that accessible to the general public.
With the café-openings slowing down in Singapore, my recommendation for Wild Wood Café is to have more personality in their dishes, and perhaps introduce a brunch dish or two that is uniquely theirs.
Wild Wood Café
598 Yishun Ring Road #01-51/52 Wisteria Mall Singapore 768698
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Fri), 8:00am – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH), Last orders 9:30pm
* Written by DFD’s Café Correspondent @__sy_g. Songyu is a food and travel blogger whose hobby is uncovering hidden hipster cafes. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.