Shop Wonderland is a cafe and floral studio on Telok Ayer Street. Its immediate neighbour is the ever crowded Sarnies Cafe. The cafe is located on the ground floor. The flower shop lives upstairs. We had brunch at the Shop Wonderland cafe on a weekend. We were curious to see what the floral studio was like but unfortunately it was closed.
The cafe’s connection with the floral studio upstairs is reinforced by the use of bunches of palm fronds all over the cafe. The botanical theme was a nice touch. But we think they went overboard with the palm-print wallpaper which was not the most soothing thing to look at over a cup of coffee. Other than that, the dining area of Shop Wonderland was small but cosy.
The most beautiful part of the cafe is the counter area because there is no wallpaper and there was a collection of enticing cakes were on display. We placed our orders at the counter.
Shop Wonderland Cafe Menu
Here are pictures of the brunch menu of Shop Wonderland Cafe and the drinks list.
The Big Breakfast ($22) contained all the usual breakfast goodies – baked beans, toast, hash browns, bacon, sausages and scrambled eggs. Other than the baked beans which were quite tasty the other items and the dish on the whole was unspectacular.
We also tried the Puff the Magic Salmon ($15) on account of its cute name. Smoked salmon with some seasoning encased within a pastry pocket served with some vegetables and poached eggs. It looked interesting enough but the taste was plain. The pastry was soft.
The best dish of the day was the Thai Green Curry pasta ($14). This was a pleasant dish. Pasta with chicken curry is unusual but the curry was quite mild and the combination was a successful one.
Things got better when the savoury part of the meal ended and we had a couple of cakes from the Shop Wonderland display.
The Chocolate Feuilletine and Lemon Pistacho tea cake ($8 each) were very different in taste but equally good. The chocolate cake has the serious predictable chocolate taste. The smaller cake had a more playful and unusual taste. The lemon provided tartness and the pomegranate seeds added some texture.
The coffee at Shop Wonderland was as good as the cakes ($5.5 for cappuccino, $3.8 for black coffee). Our brunch at Shop Wonderland was a tale of two parts. The main part of the meal was forgettable. The cakes and coffee part was certainly enjoyable.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Shop Wonderland Cafe & Floral Studio
134 Telok Ayer Street
Cafe (Level 1)
Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Closed on Monday
Floral Studio (Level 2)
Mon to Fri, 10am to 6pm
Nearby MRT Station : Telok Ayer