Mean Bean & Wicked Grind, a rather unique name for a café, has no specific meaning or story behind it’s name, the owner just found it’s cute and named it that way. I had the opportunity to chat with the young and pretty entrepreneur, Kimberly Yeo, whom is no stranger to many. She’s the co-owner of Eusoffungry and Blogger at Strictly Ours.
The cute looking take-out cups on the bright red coffee machine appealed to me, and I couldn’t resist taking pictures of them. The brown coffee sleeve bears the logo and name of the café, while the cup had a hand drawn message, quoting “Have A Nice Day” and there was a coffee bean drawing beside it. I thought this was a really sweet gesture, assuming that I am the one holding the coffee cup and reading the message, it would simply make my day!
These pretty looking Petite Cuppycakes ($1/each) were one of the reasons that made me hopped down to Mean Bean & Wicked Grind. I got my fingers sticky with these mini cupcakes, because I wanted to support my friend Amber, who happened to be the baker of these babies.
The flavours of the mini cupcakes as you can see on the wooden board, were Sticky Chocolate Ganache, Earl Grey Lavender, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Vanilla Rose, and last but not least, Lemon Meringue.
The mini cupcakes were too cute, I was tempted by it’s looks and got myself 5 cupcakes, one flavour each. The crockery and cutlery were equally pretty, making the cupcakes even more gorgeous looking sitting on the plate.
While enjoying the cupcakes, I randomly walked towards the pastries counter looking at the food menu and desserts, thinking should I try something else as I suddenly felt hungry. Mean Bean & Wicked Grind also serves savory items such as Sandwiches, Salads, Cereals and Parfaits.
After much hesitation, I decided to skip the sandwiches & salads, and ordered another dessert for myself. Sea salt caramel shortbread slice ($4.90) was my pick, hence it was a winning combination of chocolate and salted caramel (both were my favourite). The slice was a tad hard, but I had no difficulty cutting it through with a fork. The Sea salt caramel shortbread is quite honestly, to die for and overall I really enjoyed it.