15 Nov 2014 • 29 reviews • 0 follower
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.
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