Think of everything you could ever want from a bistro, then everything you could ever want from a bakery, and that’s what Wonderlust in Oldham provides. Not only that, but the team now offers car service, allowing customers to park up, place their order over the phone and voila!
You can’t miss the building Wonderlust calls home, as the bright hues of pink and purple can be seen from quite a distance, yet the dine-in offering boasts a chic, botanical themed interior that wouldn’t look out of place in the city centre.
Wonderlust’s bakery offering is nothing short of extensive, with amazingly designed and curated cakes, cookies, doughnuts, pastries and a whole load of other sweet treats. Our favourites are most definitely the eclairs that almost emulate works of art, as well as the indulgent Bueno doughnuts… our tummies are rumbling at the thought!
The luxurious hot chocolate is also one of Wonderlust’s biggest draws, available topped with anything from classic whipped cream and Bueno, to mint Aero and Biscoff. Their uber-Instagrammable chocolate stencils are also an optional extra to choose from, including cheeky phrases such as “100% that bitch” and “boy bye” – very LA vibes.
In terms of the bistro, they’ve got all bases covered once again with a menu boasting corndogs doused in sauce, brunch and breakfast, and full roast dinners that honestly look incredible. Drinks options are of course fantastic, with a focus on stunning alcohol-free options for the most part, including the Candy Floss and Pina Colada mocktails, proving that you don’t need alcohol to create a really special dining experience.
Headed up by baker Saarah Chowdhury, Wonderlust is a real family affair with the bakery and bistro also run by brother Mohammed and mum Shelley Rahman. The bistro and bakery follows religious practices such as Ramadan, altering their menu and opening times to suit demand at different times of the year, making a real difference from many other businesses, meaning Muslim customers are able to easily eat out during celebrations such as this.
Wonderlust is truly run for everyone, though, and the business is a particularly ambitious endeavour, with new and exciting things to look forward to all the time. Keep up with the goings on over there on the Wonderlust social media, then we can all be excited together about what’s to come for this wonderful local eatery.
Wonderlust Bistro, Library Ln, Oldham, OL9 6DZ.