Ms Skinnyfat

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Mean Bean and Wicked Grind Cafe

By Friday, February 21, 2014 , , , ,

You know you're in good hands in a cafe opened by a food blogger (and by that i don't mean any random person who writes about food). I recently visited Mean Bean and Wicked Grind, a cute little cafe tucked in a corner of the arcade next to Park Royal on Beach Road. The cute set up was opened by Kimberley, a fellow food blogger which is crazy about coffee and desserts like i am!
The vintage and rustic hole in the wall outfit is small but cozy. Hang out by the bar counter affixed to the brick wall and enjoy a cupcake, tart or cake that is served on quaint little plates. Most of the items in the cafe are for sale too if you wish to take them home (wall lamps included!) Desserts are sourced from quality suppliers like The Little Yellow Apron, Kisses Bakery and All Good Things. The selection changes every couple of days so it's always a surprise!   
I absolutely adored the eclairs ($3 each) are from The Little Yellow Apron! The Vanilla eclair with roasted pecans was simply amazing. They are piped with a rich cream custard with lots of vanilla bean and then glazed with a milky white chocolate on the top. Other flavors include salted caramel, passion fruit and ispahan ($3.50).

The tarts are also by LYA and are priced around $6 to $7. I loved the buttery crunchy crust of the tarts. Hot favorite was the Lemon Meringue Tart ($5.80) which had a lemon custard of the right acidity and sweetness. I'm not too much of a fan of the spongy meringue. My other favorite is the Sea salt Caramel Shortbread ($4.90) which is sticky chewy salty sweet! Super addictive i must say!
Cupcakes ($3.50) are from Kisses Bakery and they have some really interesting flavors other than classics like Red Velvet (which was amazing). I rather enjoyed the Pineapple Tart cupcake which was refreshing and not as sweet as our regular CNY goodies. The Kaya cupcake was also very fragrant.
Kimberly couldn't stop stuffing us with more sweets and we tried more cakes from All Good Things. I'm not too much of a fan of the cakes though. 
If you need some savory bites, there are salads and sandwiches too and MBWG is also gonna add some brunch items soon! Coffee was pretty good too! MBWG is now open on weekends so you can get your sweet fix every day.

Mean Bean and Wicked Grind 
7500A Beach Road, #01-337, The Plaza 
Connected to Parkroyal on Beach Road
Weekdays: 8am - 6pm
Weekends: 11am - 930pm

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  1. Great review, thanks for sharing. Makes me want to visit the place too. There is this map called CafeSG that lets you find all the local cafes in Singapore! Super useful for cafe hopping and to discover new cafes near home and workplace.

    Hope to see more reviews from you