Look beyond store-bought ice cream to end your day. Here, we list eight spots in Singapore where you can pick up desserts, from local favourites to souffle cakes, and more.
It’s nearly impossible to consider spots boasting sweet treats in Singapore without being reminded of local dessert maestro Janice Wong’s very own 2am: dessertbar. So head down to the Holland Village locale to check out gorgeous works of art often inspired by local flavours and snacks. Being surprised with Insta-worthy desserts that taste as good as they look is truly part of the bar’s allure.
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.
Local cake shop Cat & The Fiddle’s first-ever cafe in Singapore is located at Woods Square mall, where a variety of locally inspired cheesecakes await. But besides fan favourites like the Gula Me Gusta and Charred Eclipse, patrons can also enjoy new outlet-exclusives like the Cheesy Soft Serve and homemade waffles. Bottled cold brews and espresso-based beverages will also allow coffee addicts to get their caffeine fix.
A quaint cafe along Robertson Quay opened by Laurent Bernard Chocolatier, Laurent Cafe & Chocolate Bar is bound to satisfy anyone’s hankering for rich, creamy and sweet dessert creations. Let their chocolate tarts, souffle cakes and ice cream tantalise your taste buds while lifting your spirits; even feel free to grab a box of pralines to go in case you need a little pick-me-up at home.
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.
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.
All about artisanal tarts and pastries which have been baked from scratch, Tarte by Cheryl Koh offers perfectly crafted delights sure to make anyone’s day. Indulge in an ever-changing array of sweets like the plump and juicy Roussillon White Peach tart, or the oh-so-sinful chocolate treats. The Strawberry tart is also an all-time favourite.
To some, this is the best chocolate cafe in Singapore. But whether or not you’re a convert, Wimbly Lu’s three outlets remain a reliable spot for friendly catch-ups over sweets.