Along this stretch of unfamiliar part of Yio Chu Kang Road, that is perpendicular to Upper Serangoon Road lined a row of shops with a handful of F&B. One of which caught my attention due to the loud catchy design of the facade is The Ding Ding Man Cafe.
In addition to being a cafe, it offers both a retail and barber too, Goodfellas SG and Joe’s Barbershop Singapore. Similar concept to Monument Lifestyle. The Back Alley Streetwear and Lifestyle Market occurs on October 29 from 12pm to 9pm will mark the opening of the 2 retails.
The entire design of the cafe is nothing else but hip with industrial elements, emitting a swag vibes. The theme is consistent from the facade to the back alley. I am sure hipster will find favour with them.
Menu is small though with mainly drinks, black and white coffee cum tea with handful of other drinks. In addition, a limited selection of cakes and pastries were available too.
Among the cakes were Gula Melaka Cake, Carrot Cake, Lychee Rose and Rainbow Cake. I thought the flavours were pretty enticing. Opted for the Gula Melaka Cake. A pity, it impressed with the cake as it was too dense for my preference. Fortunately, cream was thinly spread. Even though gula melaka was considerably abundant, it wasn’t fragrance, dominated by saccharine.
Beans in the Cappuccino ($4.80) was “Handlebar” coffee blend by Gentlemen’s Coffee Company with nutty note.
Finally, last thoughts. Though outside of The Ding Ding Man Cafe is a bus stop, however, there is only 1 bus, bus 136. The nearest MRT station, Serangoon, is quite a walk. Overall, ambience and coffee were positive.
The Ding Ding Man
1G Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545513
Wednesdays to Mondays 1000 to 2200 | Closed on Tuesdays
- Before Kovan Centre along Yio Chu Kang Link 136
- At Nam Peng Centre or After Serangoon Shopping Centre along Upper Serangoon Road 80, 81, 82, 101, 107, 107M, 136, 153
- North-East line or Circle line – Serangoon station