The husband and I were around Newton area after lunch and we decided that we’d just hop onto the next bus and see where it’d bring us to. That’s what I’d propose to do sometimes when I didn’t do prior planning for our weekend food hunting. After half hour or so, we ended up at Upper Bukit Timah Road / Jalan Jurong Kechil. A little Google search led us to Carpenter & Cook (shall blog about it later) and not forgetting Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee which was quite a distance to walk in from the bus stop where we alighted. Not too bad for a little cafe hopping adventure.
Lynn’s Cakes is situated along a row of shophouses on Eng Kong Terrace, in a quiet estate surrounded by private houses. A few doors away is the popular coffee joint Necessary Provisions which was packed when we were there.
I love the simple decor of the cafe. Very cosy and homely feel.
And if you just want a private corner to read or do some work, these seats are very ideal to spend the afternoon.
This was my favourite section as it had all the recipe magazines that I liked so while I was chilling out over scrumptious cakes, I could get some inspiration on what to cook for the coming week.
All the cakes looked so clean and pretty. I would love to order one of each to try but there were only 2 of us and it wouldn’t do justice to our expanding waistlines, lol.
We had to have the Rainbow Beauty ($8.50) as I was too captivated by the bright hues of colours. It was really a neat looking cake as the layers of sponge and fresh cream were almost consistent in thickness.
Taste wise, it was as good as it looked! I enjoyed this refreshing citrusy scent (like orange peel) in the sponge that was dense and moist. Every colour tasted the same. And the amount of fresh cream that went in between the layers was ample without being too cloying. It’d be nice to combine this with a contrasting texture of nuts or sprinkles just for that extra crunch.
The husband picked the Salted Caramel Cake ($6.50) that really blew us away. I had never quite eaten a salted caramel cake as dynamite as this. Similar to the rainbow cake, this was also dense and moist. While I didn’t taste much of the salt, the caramel drizzles on top of the cream cheese frosting was rich and robust but not overly sweet. The cake itself was plain if you were to eat on its own so it’d be best to combine the sponge, the cream cheese and the caramel all in one mouthful. Bliss. Having a cake can never get any better than this. Worth every calorie.
The husband knew I love rainbows so while I was busy snapping shots of the salted caramel cake and of the cafe, he took a close-up of the rainbow cake with my phone and set it as the wall paper. Colours are just so pretty! And my phone now looks pretty delicious too, lol. Looking at it just makes my day 🙂
I applaud Lynn for her creations and I can’t wait to return to try their Strawberry Lime Cake, Red Velvet & Carrot Cake. Till next time!
Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee
11 Eng Kong Terrace
Tel: 6314 2886 / 9023 4678
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lynnscakes
11.00am to 7.00pm (Tue-Thu)
11.00am to 9.00pm (Fri, Sat & Eve of PH)
11.00am to 8.00pm (Sun & PH)
Closed on Mondays