For the most satisfying after-dinner sweets, make a beeline to these nine dessert spots in Singapore.
The French-inspired boudoir decor isn’t the only French thing on their menu. Aside from their brunch options, they’ve got macaroons and sweet treats like crepes with salted caramel and nutella; gooey warm chocolate cake; and rose petal meringues. Need more convincing? They just rolled out salted yolk lava croissants. 30 Penhas Rd., 6293-3921.
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Not only do they serve great sandwiches and quiches, this place also has tons of cakes. They do change sometimes but regulars include sweet treats like carrot cake, cheesecakes (with flavors like blueberry and caramel walnut), and tarts like passionfruit meringue and fruit frangipane. #01-06 19 Lor Kilat, 6463-3648.
If all you want to round out the day or evening is a giant slice of cake, look no further than this pretty glass-walled spot in the foothills of Fort Canning. In addition to pastas, pot pies and brunch staples, owner Juwanda Hassim has on display nearly a dozen, very tall layered cakes like the signature red velvet, salted caramel and Nutty Monkey. #01-15 The Foothills, 70 River Valley Rd., 6694-8336.
French-inspired pastries and desserts are the norm at this Japanese patisserie. Decked out in dark wood with touches of pink, this Dempsey dessert cafe is perfect for an afternoon out. Don’t miss their signature Crepe Suzette that’s flambeed tableside, as well as Singapore-only desserts like The Dome, a confection of strawberries and chocolate. 9A Dempsey Rd., 6479-5518.
More of a grab-and-go takeaway store, this Paris transplant is just as pretty with its mint green swirls and Versailles-style decor. The macaroons may not come cheap but their wide array of ever-changing flavors has the perfect sweetness level and a great crunchy shell. #02-09 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Rd., 6884-7361.
This specialist mille-feuille cake place has been super popular ever since it debuted in Singapore. The cakes themselves are 20 layers of thin crepes sandwiched with cream in all sorts of flavors like matcha tea and strawberry. #01-10 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd., 6820-080.
This dessert bar in Chip Bee Gardens has six different flavors of creamy soft-serve ice cream with flavors like sea salt gula melaka that’s usually towering over their freshly-baked waffles. They’ve also got cakes like sticky toffee cake and layered matcha cakes. #01-52 Chip Bee Gardens, 44 Jln Merah Saga., 6479-9166.
Although this place does savory food like pastas, sandwiches and salads, they really stand out with their dessert offerings. This casual bistro has some of the best cupcakes in town with flavors like Granny’s Apples made of spiced apples, cinnamon cake and topped with cream cheese; Hazel, a chocolate cupcake with chocolate-hazelnut frosting; and the classic Red Velvet with coconut cream cheese frosting. #03-22 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn., 6734-2700.
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This pretty pastel-tinged and light wooden space specializes in French Brittany-style sweet crepes and savory galettes, with 13 different flavors and toppings like the Nutella-inspired hazelnut crepe and the salted caramel crepe with Tonka beans. Just in case you don’t have a sweet tooth, there are tons of savory galette options made with buckwheat flour. #01-02 The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Rd., 6338-8035.