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New Cottage Core-Themed Cafe Is Now Open In Wheelock With Jiggly Pancakes & IG-Worthy Book Wall

Nico Cafe at Wheelock Place


Just because Singapore is all concrete jungle doesn’t mean you can’t find pockets of green around. There’s a new one that’s just opened up: Nico Cafe at Wheelock Place. The cottage core-themed cafe stands out in the heart of Orchard Road with its many plants and flowers that deck the place. Here’s what’s available at this spring-themed sanctum:


Cottage core-themed cafe with IG-worthy backdrops


nico cafe wheelock place - garden theme cafeImage credit: @recesstable via Instagram

There’s only 1 word to describe Nico Cafe: chio. You’re greeted by greenery covering the cafe even before you step in. And once you’re in, it’s covered wall-to-wall and even floor-to-floor in ferns, vines, and shrubs. We recommend dressing up in florals, so you can really pop in the photos that you’re def going to take.

nico cafe wheelock - book wallImage credit: @nicocafesg via Instagram

As if the garden theme isn’t enough, the cafe also has a book wall for photo-worthy snaps for your main feed – not just for IG stories. It’s a whole wall plastered in books, with stalks of orchids and roses scattered throughout. It’s the most popular spot in the cafe for photos, so come early if you want a guaranteed spot in front of the wall.


Photogenic dishes like donburis & souffle pancakes


nico cafe wheelock place - foodImage credit: @recesstable via Instagram

Even if you’re camera-shy, you can still get plenty of aesthetic pics, thanks to the equally chio dishes available here. The camera will surely be eating first with the cafe’s donburis (from $18.90) like Cheesy Mentaiko Chicken Cutlet and Iberico Pork Secreto that top beds of Japanese rice.

nico cafe wheelock - wagyu beef sandoImage adapted from: @nicocafesg via Instagram

Then there are the Japanese-inspired sandos like the Wagyu Beef Sando ($19.90) and Guacamole Tamago Sando ($11.90) if you want something filling but light on the carbs. These thicc layered sandwiches are generously filled with toppings like a jammy hard boiled egg or a deep-fried Wagyu beef patty.

If you’ve been to Nico Cafe at Telok Kurau, you’ll already be familiar with the cafe’s extensive, floral-themed dessert menu. You’ll find similar items here like the Sweet & Savoury Toast ($8.90), which comes topped with brûléed bananas, fresh berries, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

nico cafe wheelock - souffle pancakesImage credit:@nicocafesg via Instagram

You’ll also be able to get your hands on their signature Cheesecake Souffle Pancake ($21.90). The wobbly dessert that comes with fresh fruits and maple syrup was made for Instagram Boomerangs – don’t let your Gen Z friends tell you otherwise.


Visit botanical-themed Nico Cafe at Wheelock Place


If you’ve run out of paktor ideas of things to do in Orchard Road, then bookmark Nico Cafe for your next first date. The pretty cafe is sure to impress your dating app match, especially if you offer to take lots of photos for them to post on their socials.

As a bonus, if you head down from now till 8th September, sign up for a membership to get 3 cups of coffee at just $5.90. That’s enough for you, your date, and the friend she insisted should come along. 

Find out more about Nico Cafe

Address: 501 Orchard Road, Level 1, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880Opening hours: 9am-7pm, DailyContact: Nico Cafe Instagram


Cover image adapted from: @recesstable, @nicocafesg via Instagram

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