A lovely weekday afternoon, a quiet day to unwind and relax, a trip to W39 Bistro and Bakery in West Coast. We’ve heard a fair bit about this neighbourhood gem in the West, and a recent trip made us understand why it is well-loved for many reasons.
Stepping in to this little cafe is like stepping in to an English cottage in Summer; the aroma of freshly baked goodies perfumed the space, and the wooden furniture seemed to be dancing along with the soft whispers of the diners who were all there to escape the scorching afternoon sun and to seek solace in the cakes.
Yes, the cake. They bake a variety every day, but it is evident which is the crowd’s favourite – the Rainbow Cake. While we have had much better tasting ones, W39′s version was a pleasure to dig in to alongside our daily latte fix. The layers of colours were decadently laced with chocolate in between, and for S$19.90, you get two slices and two cuppa for a much-needed midday treat. Quite a value-for-money tea time special, and this gives us every reason to indulge in more cakes.
We opted for a second flavour – the chocolate cake. Moist, rich and sweet; good sugar for the soul, we’d say. A scoop of ice-cream would have been a perfect completion, though.
The table beside us was a family of 4, and among their orders was the Confit of Duck Leg with a fragrance so strong, we vowed to order that the next time we return. What seems to be another crowd favourite is the Wagyu Burger, that is pleasantly priced at an affordable S$20.
And while we haven’t tried, we heard they serve splendid breakfast, too!
W39 Bistro & Bakery
39 Jalan Mas Puteh
Off West Coast Road
Tel: +65 9646 5372
Tue to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 9am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Clementi