Hot on the heels of the 'pop up' phenomenon that became in-vogue almost a decade ago, Wheelers Yard took the idea by the horns and set up a very interesting cafe come bike store concept out of an old-style industrial warehouse, in the heart of an industrial area.
With loads of wide open spaces, Wheelers Yard is one of the few cafes in Singapore where you are not feeling like a sardine and you have loads of space to chill and relax.
If your into bikes there are plenty on offer, as the cafe is adjoined to a bike store. Here you will find modern takes on old school fixed-gear (fixies) as well as kids balance bikes and all the gear that goes along with it.
To bring cafe and bike-store together the decor has loads of cycle centric features, from tabletop cycling batman though to bikes lining the tables.
Wheelers Yard takes coffee serious and have a huge FAEMA machine which is quite unique to see in Singapore. This particular coffee machine company has a deep rooted history in cycling and sets out to retain the Italian heritage from the golden years in cycling through the 60's and 70's. The machine itself is special in that the E61 is the first machine to use a volumetric pump to give the water the ideal 9-atmosphere pressure and keep the pressure constant during the whole extraction process, unlike lever machines.
Wheelers Yard has a tight and appetising menu that makes for a perfect breakfast, brunch, or lunch. As with the entire cafe, the presentation is well thought out and fits the overall rustic, edgy vibe.