We were at Holland Village this morning and wanted to have a cup of coffee before heading back home in the East. I Googled for cafes in the West and two names popped up: Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee and The Necessary Provisions. And both are located at Eng Kong Terrace, a short drive away. How convenient for us.
We went to The Necessary Provisions first, where I had a latte (which was pretty good for someone who doesn’t really like latte) and my husband had a pint of black ale from Moor Beer Company (it is never too early for beer!). I didn’t think I would ever say this about black ale: it was delicious!
After we had our coffee and beer, we popped into Lynn’s cakes several doors away from The Necessary Provisions to check out their cakes. I liked the look of the bakery. With its cream walls and light wood-toned furnishings, the bakery is bright, airy and inviting, a stark contrast to the moody dark and edgy look of The Necessary Provisions. The baker, Lynn, graduated from a well-known baking academy in Belgravia, London. Peggy Porschen?
They had several types of cakes in their display cabinet: Red Velvet Cake, Rainbow Cake, Salted Caramel Cake, Dark Chocolate Heaven and one other which I think is the Oreo Cheesecake. We only had stomach space for only one slice of cake and there was no doubt which one I wanted. The Rainbow Cake. I have seen this cake on Instagram and Facebook but have never eaten it before. The one at Lynn’s Cakes looked scrumptious, so we ordered a slice of Rainbow Cake, an expresso and a cup of matcha latte.
I have no idea what possessed me to order the matcha latte. I don’t even like matcha or latte very much, and a combination of the two is something that I would usually not envisage drinking. I am probably not myself today. The crazy hot weather is messing with my mind! The Rainbow Cake was yummy! Light with a citrusy flavor. As expected, I struggled with the matcha latte…
The bakery also bakes wedding cakes and themed birthday cakes for children. As I am unlikely to order either, I will settle for a slice of Rainbow Cake whenever I am in the vicinity.