They say Singapore is a city of dreams, and this list of the 10 dreamiest dessert spots in town has got us agreeing wholeheartedly to that statement. Got a sugar craving? Fret no more! Here are the best places in the city to get that sugar rush.
Tucked away in the sleepy neighbourhood of Lorong Ah Soo, this quaint boutique patisserie will definitely transport you to the streets of Paris with its delightful Parisien ambience and exquisite French pastries. Specialising in custom cake orders, this captivating cafe also offers a diverse range of obsession-worthy treats, such as cookies, meringue tarts, financiers, chouquettes, and more! Furnished in pastel hues and marble elements, Purist Patisserie will simply enchant you the minute you take a step into the place. Only open from Friday to Sunday, this cafe makes for the perfect spot for a weekend afternoon date with your loved ones.
The Fabulous Baker Boy
Nestled at the foot of Fort Canning Hill, this dessert spot has been winning the hearts of locals since it first opened its doors seven years ago. As a brunch and dessert cafe, life just isn’t complete without trying their delectable pancakes and rich cakes. Established by self-taught baker Juwanda Hassim who takes pride in baking quality desserts, one can expect nothing but the best from The Fabulous Baker Boy.
2am: Dessert Bar
Not sure where to head to for your sugar fix late at night? Don’t worry – 2am: Dessert Bar is there for all your sugar cravings past midnight. As its name suggests, this dessert spot is open until 2am every day, except Mondays when it is closed. Situated within the bustling neighbourhood of Holland Village, experience a gastronomic paradise when you try out their award-winning artisan desserts. A definite must-try: Cassis Plum, their signature dessert, is infused with cassis bombe, elderflower yoghurt foam, and yuzu pearls for an indulgent time.
The Dark Gallery
Located within the basement of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, The Dark Gallery is home to the prettiest cakes and pastries in the city. Fancy an ice cream instead? Try out their divine range of artisanal flavours, which include white chocolate and coconut sorbet. And if you are a chocolate lover, great news! They also offer chocolate tasting platters that are specially crafted to take your tastebuds on an unforgettable journey through sweetness and bitterness.
Looking for a place where you can unwind and relax, away from the hustle and bustle of town on the weekends? Look no further than Kindred Folk. A stone’s throw away from King Albert Park station, this cosy brunch spot is situated within the KAP Residence Mall. Providing a fantastic array of tasty comfort food and homemade ice cream, Kindred Folk has been making waves since its launch. With quirky ice cream flavours such as roasted rice milk tea and even wasabi, go ahead and pair your dessert up with their signature charcoal waffle, cone, or deep-fried bun for a total flavour upgrade.
Renowned for their absolutely delicious ice cream, this neighbourhood dessert shop within the heartlands of Toa Payoh has made a name for itself with their palatable range of ice cream flavours. Not sure where to start? Try out their signature flavours, which include Thai milk tea and sea salt gula Melaka, for a delightful surprise.
The Affogato Bar
Steps away from the Botanic Gardens lies a unique bar that specialises in all things caffeine. The Affogato Bar captures everything there is to love about espresso: the rich aroma, creamy texture, and comforting taste to it. Pair your cup of coffee with their spectacular selection of cakes and ice cream for a rich dash of sweetness to instantly brighten up your day.
Birds of Paradise
Located along the shophouses of Katong, Birds of Paradise is not your average ice cream shop, but rather a gelato boutique that prides itself in providing artisanal flavours inspired by Mother Nature. Infusing a range of soothing herbs and spices in their creative gelato flavours, their White Chrysanthemum, Pandan, Masala, and Strawberry Basil have received much fanfare among locals. On top of that, you can even opt for their thyme-infused cones to pair with your gelato for a refreshingly exotic taste.
Who ever said you will have to give up desserts if you go vegan? Smoocht is proving that myth wrong with their 100% vegan, utterly delectable range of smoothie jars and ice cream flavours. Complete with generous servings of Chia seeds at the bottom, choose from 3 of their top smoothie flavours —Berry Bliss, Green Goddess, as well as PB and Choc for a nutritional treat sans the calories.
Crazy about Matcha? Then Matchaya is the perfect place for you to get your dessert fix. With premium ingredients sourced from different prefectures in Japan, this Japanese dessert spot provides an array of teas and ice cream of the highest quality—in terms of taste and aesthetic appeal. Their Matcha and Houjicha soft serves are absolute favourites among customers, in which every bite is a bittersweet delight with a rich aftertaste that mellows in your tastebuds.