Daily: 11:00 - 22:00
Woodshed is a homely type with chic setting cafealong Ranggon Road serving great selection of coffee, tea, cakes and all day breakfast meals.
Nestled at the end of Rangoon Road is Woodshed, an artsy and chic setting designed cafe with cavern styled entrance, bringing about a contemporary vibe to a mature district.
According to my source, this cafe was previously an interior decor and furniture firm. At the same time, the exact design is being retained.
Woodshed Cafe has high ceiling that increased the spaciousness of the venue together with mixed and matched furniture which provides a cozy and homely feel. Loved it!
Came here for some coffee, waffles ($11.9) and fries ($9.9).
More pics and thoughts at http://lepakwithyaops.com/woodshed-hipster-cafe-at-rangoon-road/
I question the conduct of this establishment. I went to WoodShed on 1 May 2015 (Friday), having checked the fine print of the Groupon voucher I was using for WoodShed.
Terms (see link for hi-res images): http://bit.ly/1dBpj6z
- Valid till 5 May 2015
- 1 Groupon per table per bill
- Valid for dine-in
- Valid Tue-Fri
- Not valid on weekends
- Not valid on 24, 25, 31 Dec 2014, and 19-20 Feb 2015.
- Not valid with other promotions and discounts.
The person at the counter refused to honour the voucher on 1 May 2015 (Friday). He mentioned that his establishment did not actually mean for the voucher to be valid today (1 May 2015). I tried to show him the voucher so he could review the terms. The voucher specifically said it was valid Tue-Fri (and it's a Friday). The voucher was also clear about excluding only specific public holidays (i.e. Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and the 1st two days of Chinese New Year).
If this establisment had meant to exclude additional days, then this should have been made clear in the terms. Otherwise, it is improper for an establishment to create "new terms" randomly in front of a customer.
The person at the counter further defended his beliefs by saying that the Groupon sales landing page was different than what was stated on the voucher, and his position was to honour the sales landing page (not the voucher's deal terms). This is an illogical way to approach business and completely unprofessional, given the evidence shown to him. The voucher's deal terms (not the sales pitch) is the agreement. I gave up, and left WoodShed at this point.
1) I decided to dig out the record I had saved of the Groupon sales landing page when I bought this deal in Nov 2014 (It's absurd to have to keep such records - but clearly, this is a case where it has proven handy). When I was at WoodShed, I obviously did not bring along a copy of the landing page. But now that I have reviewed it, I have discovered that the landing page was in fact CONSISTENT with the voucher I showed him. The person at the counter was either trying to beguile me (thinking I would not have a historical record of the sales landing page), or perhaps he had somehow sincerely believed a fantasy about what the Groupon sales landing page said.
2) Even if the sales landing page had said what the person at the counter believed it did, this should be irrelevant to the deal terms that are stated in the Fine Print of the voucher. And as a third-party to the dealings between Groupon and WoodShed, I can only rely on the terms for which I had purchased the voucher. WoodShed should sort it out with Groupon, without denying redemption on 1 May 2015 (Friday).
3) I called Groupon customer service, and it concurred with my position on the deal terms. They said they would try to investigate.
It seems improper and unwise for WoodShed to conduct business in such a manner. I have patronized WoodShed once before, but my experience is irreversibly damaged and it would make no sense to return.
http://poohlovesfood.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/woodshed/ for full review with pics
Woodshed may be a little inaccessible with public transport but it is a very cosy cafe which wants to bring a homely feeling to all their patrons. The cafe is separated into two areas with the counter top in the middle. The front area is filled with bright vibrant colored sofa seats with small wooden stools or crates as table top. A relaxing area for some coffee or tea over a few pieces of desserts.
They serve mainly coffee, tea and desserts, their menu for mains is quite limited at the time i went. & so we ordered the following to try.
Tummy tea ($6.90): What an interesting name right. It’s a brew of peppermint leaves, liquorice roots, fennel seeds and calendula flower. It has a sharp sweet minty aftertaste that lingers around after drinking.
Truffle Fries ($9.90): With no mistake, really one of the better truffle fries as what other reviews mentioned. Shoes strings fries tossed in truffle oil. Crispy fries with each and every single fries infused with the flavor of truffle. Just cant stop munching on it one after another. Super addictive and tasty.
Full House ($15.90): A little different from the usual. Slice of toast with pork sausage, mushrooms, potato chunks, bacon and scrambled eggs with some greens. The scrambled eggs are quite good, runny and creamy. Cheesy pork sausage is fat and juicy too. But the potatoes are a little cold to begin with and its kind of chewy and rubbery.
Unusual Fish & Chips ($17.90): Unusually big deep fried dory with homemade batter served with fries and salad. Dory fish is fresh not the flaky kind and it’s really a huge portion!
A nice and homely place to chill out with friends over a cup of tea and desserts on a lazy afternoon. It's good for a first timer but pricing may be considered a little expensive for a second return as the price excludes 10% service charge when we still have to self serve ourselves to the water and condiments. In consideration of so many new cafes sprouting up by the days, i may rather look for some other cafes which is more worthwhile.
Woodshed 204, is located at 204 Rangoon road, a 5-7 minutes walk from Farrer Park MRT station. Its location may be a bane for the cafe owners, as people who are looking for some where to grab a bite around the area, would go pass La Coffee, Old Hen Coffee, Jewel Cafe, Founder’s Bak Kut Teh, before reaching Woodshed. By then, they may have been drawn to their fellow counterparts along Rangoon Road. However, what distinguishes them from the rest, is also their location, in my opinion. Since they are located at the end of Rangoon Road, it feels quieter and more peaceful there. The interior of the cafe is much more spacious and exudes a more relaxing atmosphere than any of the mentioned cafes above. It is certainly a good place to be if you wanna chill, or get some work done.
We were not very impressed with the service provided when we first arrived at the cafe, because the 3 cafe owners seemed to be pre-occupied with their own work. We actually had to help ourselves with the menu, and place our orders on our own as we were not able to get any of their attention despite sitting quite close to the counter. Besides, we had to get our own condiments and water, which by the way, were almost empty. With so much self-service involved, we felt that the 10% service charge that we have to pay was certainly not justified, at all. Hence, we started our dining experience really grouchily.
We ordered a Smoked salmon salad, Truffle Fries, Chocolate Tart and Rainbow Cake.
The food at Woodshed may not stand out from the rest of the cafes, because they serve up a relatively simple and common fare. Jacky has introduced us to their signature dish of baked eggs in ham cups and waffles (!!!), which I would try the next time I visit them. The service may be slow, because they are quite short handed, however, I feel that the ambience of the cafe makes up for all the shortcomings that this relatively new cafe has.
For the full review, of the food and pictures, please visit: http://fatassbean.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/review-woodshed-204/