A location in established “hipster” districts like Tiong Bahru and Duxton Hill may no longer be the first choice of aspiring cafe owners. New players into the F&B trade are now looking further into sleepy parts of the Singapore heartland, with the knowing that Singaporeans are a bunch who are willing to travel in search of new gastronomic experiences.
And so enters Wheeler’s Yard, a new eatery situated off Balestier Road. Apart from its off-the-beaten-track location, this cafe is also a bicycle-themed eatery housed in a converted warehouse.
So, don’t be surprised to find two-wheeled bikes and equipments that will make any cycling enthusiast’s day hanging all about the place. It is spacious and includes an outdoor dining area for those who choose to be away from the air-conditioning.
For its unusual location, it sure is doing brisk business.
When this W&T writer visited on a Sunday, we were surprised to find the cafe relatively packed with families just half an hour after its opening. An hour later, the indoors area was full and new entrants will have to settle with outdoor seats, along with cyclists taking a break from their morning ride.
Apart from interesting decor, the food is a pleasant surprise as well with its hearty serving and fulfilling standards. We especially liked the Big Breakfast which was a sumptuous set of smoked salmon with scrambled eggs done to our liking. For small eaters, be sure to share the big breakfast with a fellow companion!