Princess and The Rock

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Wimbly Lu: Environment - 4/5, food - 2/5

Wimbly Lu
The famous "Beetle"

I hope I don't get readers "unliking" my blog or Facebook page after this blog post as I know Wimbly Lu has quite a following. I was also full of anticipation on my way there as I read quite a few good reviews about the cafe.

"Open" dessert kitchen concept

Lovely ceiling lights

We were greeted by a friendly waitress when we arrived and were quickly brought to an empty table. The cafe was about 3/4 full when we arrived at past 6pm. I looked through the menu and was disappointed with the food offerings, there was hardly anything to get excited about. There were only a few options like lasagna, baked rice, melts and deep fried items like fries and nuggets. We initially wanted to head somewhere else for dinner before coming back for desserts as there was nothing that Princess would fancy (knowing her preferences), but we decided against it in the end as we did not want to spend too much time moving around nor risk having to stand in the long queue for desserts (no reservation allowed).

I ordered the lasagna, cheese melts and fries and the taste of the food was really as uninspiring as I thought it would be. My only consolation was that the Rock seemed to enjoy the lasagna but then again, he liked every lasagna he's come across.

Desserts displayed on the "open" dessert kitchen counter top

Wide array of chocolate truffles

The dessert menu was the main draw, I guess, as the choices were aplenty and the names sounded more enticing. We decided on the Rootbeer cake, the waffles with salted caramel ice-cream, a rum and raisin truffle and a milk chocolate truffle. My husband and I also ordered black coffee to balance out the sweetness of the desserts. Ok, please don't hate me for saying this, but we only fancied the waffles with ice-cream. It IS one of the best we've had, seriously. Crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. Not too sweet; it has a salty slant to it that I loved. The salted caramel ice-cream was also a winner. Can you tell that I like my desserts slightly salty?

waffles
Sorry for the "half-eaten" photo, we were too excited
and dug in without snapping a picture.

The Rootbeer cake was served with vanilla ice-cream or was it gelato? It certainly tasted as the name suggested - cake with Rootbeer, and it just didn't delight my palate. The ice-cream also tasted like the name; it was icy, kind of like a marry of ice-cream and Taiwanese shaved ice. If you like your ice-cream uncreamy, you may like their version.

rootbeer cake
Rootbeer cake with vanilla ice-cream

The chocolate truffles and coffee were mediocre as well.

Rum and raisin truffle

On the whole, the standard of the food did not meet my expectation but the environment, on the other hand, is a winner! Whimsical decor and most importantly, it has a children's play corner tucked below the staircase! In that play area, we found a chest of toys, mini armchairs and a book shelf full of "retro" books. Just right for families like us as with young children, as you can see from the photos below:

Play corner below the staircase

"Cluck cluck cluck!"

The Rock was pretending to sleep.

Will I plan a revisit? Yes, but only for the desserts and drinks as there many others to choose from and most importantly, the play corner can keep Princess and the Rock entertained while my husband and I enjoy some couple time.


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