I grew up in this neighborhood – attended primary school here and used to attend Youth For Christ (YFC) fellowships during my teens at an apartment right above where this cafe now stands. This row of shop house used to be a home to a mishmash of hardware and paint shop and car mechanic repair shops. Early this year, when we heard that there’s a new kid on the block – W39 Bistro & Bakery, I was thrilled. A revival of this sleepy estate is long overdue. We finally paid homage to W39 last Saturday and didn’t feel like leaving…
|No glossy menus needed here|
|Warm and inviting decor|
We liked W39’s casual cheery and chic vibes, with families and groups of friends enjoying their brunch over light banter. Somehow it feels soothing and relaxed to dine here. And to our pleasant surprise, the outdoor alfresco seating makes it a pet friendly cafe!
|Homey decor reminds us of Dad’s garage of sorts…|
|With good food and good company, smiles come naturally!|
We were hungry so it didn’t take us too long to place our food orders. I picked their Hearty Breakfast set while Daddy opted for their local breakfast – the Nasi Lemak. We also indulged Dana with a Coke Float (yes even though it was 11am in the morning). That’s what weekends are for – doing what we like whenever we like it. Some brunch places charge premium for mediocre food. Not W39. The roasted chicken thigh on the Nasi Lemak was crisp on the outside but still moist within. The salad on my Hearty Breakfast has a citrusy twang which makes it so appetizing. The sausage was well-grilled and savory. We saw many diners tucking in heartily to their Mee Siams which came with a beautifully poached egg instead of your regular hard-boiled egg. A clever fusion eh?
|Dana’s Coke Float (S$6.50) and Daddy’s Cafe Latte (S$4.50)|
|A Hearty Breakfast S$16|
|Nasi Lemak with Roasted Chicken Thigh S$12.50|
|Chef’s Special Nonya Mee Siam S$9.50|
|A blissful brunch!|
|Enjoying her ice-cold treat!|
The decor at W39 is unpretentious and welcoming – like stepping into someone’s cosy home. There are whimsical knickknacks accumulated from yesteryear displayed tastefully at different corners beckoning you to linger on for conversations. It’s no wonder the cafe has gained a faithful following with residents living in the West. I also have to mention W39 has its own bakery which churns out home-baked bread and pastries daily. I promised Dana that we would come back during tea time to try their cakes, especially their luscious Rainbow Cake, over a pot of their homely brew!
|A tad of country warmth…|
|Love those plates on the wall!|
|Retro, quirky toys of yesteryear gives this place a nostalgic feel…|
|Long before the iPad…|
|“All you need is love…and a cat!” – Wise words…|
|This place rocks!|
|Not short of choices: Just in case the mains are not your thing…|
|Take your pick from the freshly baked homemade bread, pastries…|
|… and some quality cakes.|
Besides serving brunch, W39 also serves a mean lunch and dinner menu. There are so many delectable dishes that we’ll love to try which warrant many repeat visits! Among them, Duck Confit, Sake Mussels served with Fries, Wagyu Burger, and Braised Pork Cheek Gruyere Panini served with Salad. We can’t believe it took us so long to discover this gem right in our own ‘hood. But now that we do, you know where we’ll be when we are in the mood for a nice long brunch (weekends and public holidays 9am to 3pm)!
|W39 Casual, Informal, relaxed… perfect place to start the weekend|
|Undeterred by the noon day heat – a testament of W39’s popularity|
|‘Pur’fect place for a pit stop when walking your pets|
|A meeting point for fellow animal lovers|
|Dana meets a friendly Shiba Inu!|
Address: 39 Jalan Mas Puteh
Off West Coast Road
Opens Tues to Fridays 11am to 10pm
Weekends 9am to 1030pm
Reservations are accepted.
|Step right in for some good food, good fellowship at good prices!|