With the sudden interest of cycling in Singapore, and a group of friends around me who are really bike enthusiastic, a visit to this cafe is just sooner or later. Located at 28 Lorong Ampas, this Bike Shop is only in operation for 4 months – Wheeler’s Yard.
See that lone bike on the top? I don’t mind having that. Nice!
One of the very few cafes that is open on a Monday, Wheeler’s Yard is not only a place for the bikers, but also for customers who just want to chill and have a simple meal.
Walking into the place, you will be greeted by the vast space, it’s almost like walking into a warehouse. We were there around noon time, but it was not too hot even though we did not sit in the air-conditioning area.
Ordered a set of Coney Hotdog and reminiscing the old familiar taste of hotdog with minced beef.
Latte is quite alright. I actually ordered a second helping, a Long Black and I think it’s better.
Serve your own water from this retro tricycle.
The view from the other end of the place. Probably this is the main entrance.
As you can see, there are ample of seats inside and also outside. I can imagine the outdoor seats will be crowded during night time.
The interior is air-conditioned but not too cold, my level of comfort.
Plenty of seats!
Since this is primarily a Bike Shop, nothing goes without showing off some unique bikes and accessories. All up for sale, just need to check with the staff for the price.
Though I am not a biker, but I have always been very interested in cycling. Had a talk with one of the staff and understood that they mostly sell Single Speed Bikes.
What is a Single Speed Bike?
Simply, it is a bike with a single gear ratio. You cannot select the gear ratio/speed to adjust for different terrains. Not designed for race.
Usually such bikes are lighter and cheaper, but like what my “learned cyclist friends” would tell me, there is nothing cheap in cycling. And I agree. Just the bike frame can be over $1000, add on the other necessary accessories and whatever that makes it look good, we are talking about a bike that costs probably between $1500-$2000.
Just like in photography, after playing with the digital SLR cameras for a while, the serious photographers will always share that nothing beats the old film photography days. I guess its a bit similar in cycling. Probably after playing with all the modern multi-speed bikes, some of the cyclists may still prefer the old fashion single speed bikes.
For my cyclist friends, what do you think of these rims? Nice right?
If you are looking for kids’ bikes, this place sells a few too.
If you are not into cycling, then just be like me, come and enjoy a quiet afternoon. Read a book, surf the net, or just hang out with friends for a chat.
Happy Cafe Hop!