The Wonderment Collective (TWC and not TWG) started in 2004 from an online bakery to a physical shop opposite the Aljunied MRT station.
Setting inside, one will be greeted by the cozy 7 seater-space, clasped in gold and blue which has a slight resemblance to well… TWG.
From the tall ceiling, ample natural lighting to the golden takeaway tins, this Muslim-owned La Boutique evokes a sense of homely and class, suitable for a quiet afternoon tea time.
Their pastry menu rotates on a weekly basis, so check out the updates on their social media channels before heading down for your favourites.
There were Brownies ($6.50), Burnt Cheesecake ($6.50), 2 Tea Cakes ($6.50), Fruit Tart ($6.50) and Assorted Macarons (1 for $2, 3 for $5) during my visit.
My favourite was the Burnt Cheesecake ($6.50), served with raspberry compote by the side. The Burnt Cheesecake came in a round shape instead of the sliced version commonly seen in other cafes.
Due to the round shape, there was a higher proportion of burnt edges – for those who prefer the caramelised parts.
The texture was soft and moist on the inside with a slight citrus punch, further enhanced by the raspberry compote.
The prices is considered reasonable at $6.50 each, with noticeable effort in terms of the presentation such as the tableware and the plating of each individual creation.
The Tea Cakes (2 for $6.50) come in a pair, namely Raspberry almond Financiers and Earl Grey, with lavender flowers added to the latter.
I prefer the Earl Grey Tea Cake with a crispy crust on the outside and moist and fluffy on the inside.
The addition of lavender makes it more floral and distinctively fragrant.
While I enjoyed the almond crunch from The Raspberry Almond Financiers Tea Cake, it was overall on the sweet for me especially with more icing sugar dusted.
7 different macarons flavours are also available (1 for $2, 3 for $5), ranging from Lemon, Blueberry Cheesecake, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Ganache, Vanilla, Rose to Lavender Earl Grey.
The macaron was considered well-made with a smooth surface, thin, crispy and light crust and a slightly chewy and firm filling.
The Rose Macaron was aromatic and fragrant, light and not jelak, yet distinctively floral.
For beverages, only Latte ($5), Cappuccino ($5) and Americano ($4) were available.
My cup of Latte ($5) came without latte art and was slightly milky.
The space is cosy for a quiet afternoon tea, with soothing music in the background and a street view for people watching.
The Wonderment Collective
Agrow Building, 90 Lorong 23 Geylang, #01-01, Singapore 388393
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.