We needed a place to rest our feet after pattering around Orchard area for the earlier part of the evening. Cedele @ Wheelock came to our mind, despite the many options surrounding us - as we were looking for a cafe with relatively decent cakes and hopefully, a quieter location whereby we could blather in ease.
Upon arrival, we were greeted & seated relatively quickly by the window. The cafe ambience was cosy, as usual. But there's an unfortunate stench of stale fried food overhanging the cafe, thus making the visit less welcoming.
Between us, we ordered a BLT Avocado Supreme Sandwich $11.80, a slice of Carrot Walnut Cake $6, a Classic Brownie Fudge Sundae $7.90. Drinks: Cappuccino $5.50, Egyptian Mint Tea $5.50, Wolfberry Longan Tea $5.50.
Yummy crispy bacon inside!!!
The BLT sandwich was a delight to tucked into. We requested for the bacon to be made crispier, and it was delivered to our table just the way we loved it!!
The warmed foccacias bread smelt heavenly and blanded very well with the vegs inside (lettuce, tomatoes, etc). There's a handful of fresh rockets, lettuce at the side too.
Brownie with Vanilla Ice-Cream
Brownie with vanilla ice-cream was a usually hard-to-go-wrong dish, and this brownie certainly didn't let us down. Such a happy dessert to look at too!
The warmed brownie certainly helped to enhance the already rich chocolate flavour. Eaten together with bits of chunky walnuts inside + rich cold vanilla ice-cream (with specks of vanilla seeds on it), it simply revived your happiest childhood memories!
Carrot Walnut was served with a candle (lighter provided too..
) upon request, as it was Otter's birthday.
Happy Birthday with Carrot Cake!
The chunky walnuts, the almost invisible carrot, the light sourish cream at the side + the subtle cinnamon taste complimented each other perfectly and attested once again, why it's - to many people - the best carrot cake you could find in Singapore.
Desserts aside, the drinks were pretty decent. I enjoyed the Egyptian peppermint tea for its refreshing taste. However, by the 2nd pot of hot water added, the fragrance had greatly disappeared.. resulting in just a pot of very diluted peppermint water. Wolfberry Longan Tea was an interesting bland of flavours. You could smell the sweetness of red dates / longans when the tea was poured. Fortunately, it didn't taste as sweet as it smelt. Thus you could slowly but surely finished a whole pot of this comforting hot drink all by yourself. (However, I preferred the relatively similar, but sweeter / more "potent" Chinese version of longan-red dates tea.)
Cappuccino: "Where's my cookie partner?"
Last but not least.. THE CAPPUCCINO - which brought along with it, some unhappiness. We noticed that there's no little cookie which usually accompanied the beverage. Curious, we asked the waiter "Jojo" if that's the usual practice. Jojo just gave a shrug (literately!!) and remarked that they did not have any coffee cookies left for the day. When asked if there was any other type of cookie replacements then, he just replied nonchalantly, that all the other cookies they had were too big and just walked away!!!
Wow... "amazing" service...
Still, Mr Jojo aside, the rest of the staff were all very friendly and helpful. 2 thumbs up to them!
We could only hope that Mr Jojo is not on duty during our next visit to Cedele @ Wheelock...
Carrot Cake, Brownie, BLT Sandwich
Date of Visit: 2011-11-06