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.

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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. 



Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee At Eng Kong Terrace
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2 thoughts on “Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee At Eng Kong Terrace

  • May 15, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Great review, thanks for sharing. Makes me want to visit the place too. There is this map called CafeSG that lets you find all the local cafes in Singapore! Super useful for cafe hopping and to discover new cafes near home and workplace.


    Hope to see more reviews from you

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