Wanna Cuppa Cafe is a 1920s Gatsby glamour inspired cafe located along New Bridge Road. It is sandwiched between the fame Bak Kut Teh outlet, Song Fa. It will be easily spotted by most. With a bus stop directly in front of the cafe and a few other in the surrounding, plus a North East line MRT station right across the road; all these factors contributed to a strategic and convenient location.
The best part of the cafe is the friendly operating time, at least for now. It open early in the morning till late. I also lament about finding a cafe, other than Starbucks, around the area after 7pm in the night. Finally, my wish was heard and granted.
When I stepped into the cafe, I was impressed with the interior design and decoration. It was cosy and warm.
As I walked a little further, I spotted a number of ‘trees’. It reminded me of Bibing Korean Dessert Cafe at Chinatown, Smith Street.
The menu is simple and it isn’t that attractive. On it are a few sandwiches, pasta, nibbles and salad. For drinks, usual cuppa and tea in either hot of iced. Others include Chocolate and Alcoholic beverages.
After some contemplation, I have the Mushroom Cream Pasta for lunch. It was a simple pasta with a simple rich cream sauce. I tasted hardly any salt, neither any other flavour.
As my dessert addiction is flaring up, I opted for a Pistachio Macaron and a Speculous & Caramel Eclairs. There were about 20 odd flavours for macaron and 10 over flavours for eclairs.
Don’t think of the Eclairs as the conventional one. This one tasted similar to macaron except it was lacking of the chewy texture. Overall, I find it a little too sweet.
We tried the Mango Mousse too and we like it.
Cuppa at Wanna Cuppa was decent. A low acidity, full body, nutty hint coffee fitted the bill. Interestingly, Wanna Cuppa doesn’t offer Flat White.
If coffee isn’t your choice, Matcha in either hot or iced are available as well.
I suppose Wanna Cuppa is still tuning to a operating rhythm and seeking feedback from customer to improve. For a start, though food wasn’t up to my expectation, at least the boss, I would like to think she is, was seeking feedback for improvement.
Will I go back again? Yes, I will. I am keen to find out if improvement were made eventually.
Wanna Cuppa Cafe
15 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059385
Tel: +65 6816 2492
Monday – Thursday 0830 to 2200; Friday 0830 to 0000; Saturday 1000 to 0000; Sunday 1000 to 1800
- North East line – Clarke Quay
- alight at Clarke Quay Station along Eu Tong Sen Street 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 190, 197, 851, 961
- alight opposite Clarke Quay Station along New Bridge Road 2, 12, 33, 54, 147, 190
- alight at Boat Quay along South Bridge Road 51, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851, 961