Who doesn’t like a good dessert? Delicious, decadent and simply divine, desserts play a large role in our lives. Besides completing meals, and serving as a pick-me-up after a bad day, they are best eaten on special occasions or when you’re in a celebratory mood. Fortunately, Singapore is a very foodie’s dream destination. The only downside? Facing the agony of choice when presented with a plethora of options. Whether you are new to the country or someone who knows every nook and cranny of this city-state, here are the best places to get your dessert fix.
Best Dessert Places in Singapore
The Coffee Academics at Raffles City
The Coffee Academics is a chic cafe that prides itself for serving speciality coffee comprised of the top 5% of the world’s best Arabica coffee brewed by experts. Moreover, its extensive menu includes items that are steeped in influences from all over the world. Apart from its globally sourced coffee beans, award-winning blends and top-notch coffee, the cafe serves desserts that are more than Instagram-worthy and just too good to eat. The most photogenic dish is the thick and fluffy Academics Pancake Tower. Garnished with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and a generous amount of syrup, the dish is served along with some tangy berry sorbet and whipped cream. And that’s not all, the cafe includes its Signature TCA Egglet, which consists of an egglet pastry shell encasing tart mango cubes and milk tea-flavoured gelato topped with a drizzle of homemade salted egg yolk custard sauce. If you’re still not satisfied with your meal, why not throw in some Cinnamon Churros? With an addictive consistency of a crunchy exterior and extremely doughy interior, the delectable churros come with a scoop of TCA Blend gelato and a Valrhona 70% chocolate fudge dipping sauce.
Bangkok Jam at Bugis+ Outlet
Inspired by the vivacious city of Bangkok, Bangkok Jam sweeps diners away with its LED displays, refreshing shades of teal and turquoise, and lively tropical motifs. The desserts from Bangkok Jam are anything but conventional. In fact, one of their favourites is the Chili Chocolate Cake, which gives combines the sweetness of chocolate and the spicy kick of chilli to take your palate to new heights. If you have an affinity for sago, the Butterfly Pea Sago served in a cute cup and mini pitcher filled with coconut cream might just keep you coming back for more. Have a sweet tooth to satisfy? Try the delicious Thai Milk Tea Crepe Cake. The seemingly endless layers of feather-light crepes combined with rich tea-tinged cream are simply out of this world.
PS.Cafe at Raffles City
Noted for its monochromatic front and its contemporary settings, this cafe is a favourite amongst cafe-hoppers, and there its no surprise why. The combination of gold accents, high ceilings, and greenery scaling the walls are nothing short of aesthetically pleasing for the senses. Their signatures include the Sticky Date Pudding, which is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce. Additionally, patrons also enjoy baked treats such as the Southern Fudgy Chocolate Pecan Pie and Flourless Orange Cake, which is served with a tangy orange butterscotch sauce.
Eggs n’ Things at Plaza Singapura
If you’re one for having brunch at cafes at different times of the day, then this place is for you. Noted to be the first and only Hawaiian brunch cafe in Singapore, Eggs n’ Things is famous for its thin and fluffy pancakes. One must-try dish is the Pancakes with Whipped Cream and Nuts, which is a combination of crushed macadamia bananas, pineapples and strawberries. Moreover, each table comes with free flow pitchers of maple syrup, along with a tart guava sauce and coconut cream. If you’re visiting this place after 5 pm, consider getting the Hawaiian Pancakes Sampler. You can choose from the banana, chocolate, pineapple, plain and macadamia pancakes. On a diet? Dig into the filling yet not so sinful Acai Bowl, which sates your sugar fix without compromising your waistline.
O’ Coffee Club at Raffles City
Another place you should check out in Raffles City is the O’ Coffee Club. It’s noted for its all-day breakfasts and its decadent desserts. The fan favourite is the Muddy Mud Pie, which is comprised of a huge slab of cappuccino and chocolate ice cream on cookies and cream base drizzled with chocolate sauce and cookie crumbles. The O’ Coffee Club’s rendition of New York Cheesecake will charm patrons with it perfectly cheesy and lemon zest balance. What’s more, the golden biscuit crumb base is addictive and flavorful down to the last bite.
All of the cafes and eateries listed are located in shopping malls, which are easy and convenient to access via MRT. These centralised locations are perfect for people who have just moved to the country. Additionally, these dessert places make good pit stops after a long day of shopping and sightseeing. Alternatively, if you are looking for an opportunity to try out some renowned local desserts, get an authentic experience by dining at various independent food stalls or at the hawker centres in Singapore.