The sweet endings we deserve

Look beyond store-bought ice cream to end your day. Here, we list seven spots in Singapore where you can pick up desserts, from local favourites to freshly-baked cakes, and more.

The Affogato Lounge

Embrace caffeine heaven at The Affogato Lounge, brought to life by the people behind Cluny Court’s The Affogato Bar. Off its ice cream- and coffee-focused menu are gems like the tiramisu affogato with mascarpone, dark espresso ice cream and cocoa powder. Another must-try is the Singapore-inspired Coco Black which pairs pulut hitam with soft kaya bread pudding, coconut ice cream and Empire coffee.

Ah Chew Dessert

Brave the queues for Ah Chew Desserts and be blessed with delicious bowls of traditional Chinese treats. There’s plenty to choose from; our go-to orders include the Fresh Milk Steamed Egg, Black Glutinous Rice and Ginger Soup with Rice Ball.

Alfero Artisan Gelato

This veteran Italian joint scoops up authentic gelato – made 96 percent fat- free with high-quality ingredients for a guilt-free treat. Try classic flavours like the Chocolate, made with 72 percent cocoa from Venezuela, or the Durian gelato, specially created for local taste buds.

The Fabulous Baker Boy

Expect nothing less than fabulous cakes and sourdough pastries from this homegrown bakery-cafe, which also serves tasty brunch and lunch offerings. Just don’t forget to save space for their wide assortment of cakes. Think longtime favourites like Valrhona Chocolate Cake, and AB FAB Red Velvet Cake, or newer flavours like the Green Tea Praline.

Ji Xiang Confectionery

Everton Park’s beloved ang ku kueh shop has been making the Chinese pastry by hand daily since 1988. They’ve expanded beyond the traditional peanut and sweet bean paste flavours to add flavours like coconut, yam and corn – at an affordable 90 cents a pop.

Old Amoy Chendol

No prizes for guessing what’s on the menu. The chendol sold at this heritage-rich stall follows a three-generation-old recipe, passed down since the ‘50s. Each bowl boasts 100 percent cold-pressed coconut milk, charcoal-processed gula melaka, and freshly-cooked Japanese adzuki beans.

Rochor Original Beancurd

This popular supper spot is a longtime stalwart when it comes to comforting bowls of tau huay (beancurd). Other Chinese pastries like you tiao, red bean buns and egg tarts are available too.