The Little Prince Creamery – The Ice Cream Café With A Story
The Little Prince Creamery is one of the few cafes in Singapore which tells a story. It is a tribute to the classic Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a story of friendship, love and loneliness.
Perhaps that is why this café has that ‘feel’ that cannot be replicated. This is where you would want to take refuge in a book to read on a quiet weekday mid-noon.
There is a painted set of stairs on the wall, symbolising the original café at Somme Road (now close) as the ground level, and the creamery as the second.
There are hand-drawn paints all over: a window with a hill view “outside”, a piano on the ice cream display. The Little Prince books in different languages were placed at the corner. Of which three are in blue, white and red. Coincidental, or carefully thought through?
This is the ice cream café with a story.
The hand-crafted gelato is said to contain only 8% fat and is eggless, with flavours of Pistachio, Hazelnut, Noir (dark chocolate), Rum and Raisins, Earl Grey Latte, Funky Monkey (peanut butter, banana and stracciatella), Fairy Berry (blueberry, strawberry and cranberry), Mango Kiss (yogurt base) and a dairy free Pineapple. ($3 for classic, $3.90 for premium).
Maybe I am bias, but I thoroughly enjoyed the waffle ($9.30 with 2 scoops of classic flavour), slightly more crisp than the usual, yet still with a soft inner texture. The gelato was milky, dense and creamy, the type that I fancy.
Sipping Rose Latte ($5) in a picture-filled cafe at an older estate feels romantic. The Little Prince Creamery is a beautiful space. Understated, but that is the way I like it.
The Little Prince Creamery
Lor 6 Toa Payoh Blk 47 #01-134 Singapore 310047
(Toa Payoh or Braddell MRT. Take bus no. 232 and 235 from Toa Payoh interchange
or no.235 from Braddell MR. From Toa Payoh interchange, if you take bus no.232, alight at Pei Chun Public School. Take bus no.235, alight at Blk 75 Lor 5 hawker centre and you will see blk 48 across the bus stop. From Braddell MRT, Take Bus no.235 from blk 101C. Alight at Blk 50 and walk to blk 47.)
Tel: +65 8684 8218
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun-Mon, Wed-Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri-Sat), Closed Tues