Sugar Lips – OTT Sugar Fantasy At Orchard Gateway
Sugar Lips sounds like a dessert heaven, which aims to leave traces of sugar on the lips of their customers.
While cakes, waffles and molten lava cakes may sound pretty boring, Sugar Lips took a step further with their loud, colourful and exaggerated OTT toppings on their dessert platter.
So BOOMZ… Think colourful sauces drizzled across the entire plate (which may look like a pre-schooler’s drawing at first glance) and random scattering of the dessert toppings all on one plate (could be a little messy at times).
While the desserts looked particularly colourful and vibrant, the interior of the café was a stark contrast.
Seats were partitioned by old and creepy “fortress-walls” lookalike, with paints dribbling down the walls to mimic one’s dripping saliva. Ewww?
Just like any fairytale fantasy, the beautifully decorated dessert platters came (and we lived happily ever after) before we could dwell further into the creepy-looking interior.
3 sizes of Dessert Platters (with a choice of cake, waffle or lava cake) were available: Standard with 1 topping ($12.90), Medium with 2 toppings ($14.90) and Large with 3 toppings ($16.90).
Their bakes are prepared in house, with flavours such as Chocolate Truffle, Matcha Azuki, Blueberry Cheesecake, Rainbow Cake and Ondeh Ondeh Cake.
Apart from their cakes selection, Waffles (Chocolate, Red Velvet, Charcoal) and Lava Cakes (Thai Tea, Chocolate, Matcha) were available.
Appearance-wise, the Rainbow Cake looked predictably gimmicky but it turned out soft and fluffy.
On the downside, we didn’t get to choose our toppings (such a pity!) and we ended up with a brownie that was unfortunately dry and dense. #SuayMax
The waffle was averagely decent, with a good balance of crispiness and fluffiness.
The scoop of matcha ice cream on the side had distinct tea bitterness. We loved that it wasn’t overly sweet too.
The Gelato Special ($9.90) came with 2 scoops of gelato in a bowl with lots of toppings (as usual).
Our favourite was the Creamy Thai Milk Tea with a rich and distinct taste and the Refreshing Coconut, made using 100% coconut water. Other flavours, on the other hand, were not as memorable.
Thinking of where to satisfy your sweet cravings in town? The pretty, bombastic-looking dessert platter may just satisfy your eyes and lips.
Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, #02-01, Singapore 238852
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].
April 27, 2017