With already 200 new cafes in Singapore this year, it is inevitable that many cafes will fall through the cracks. Churn Creamery is one of them. (A reminder to café owners to invest in some time and effort in publicity, and the occasional Facebook photo do not count.)
Churn Creamery took over Restore Living Café at 124 Tanjong Pagar, and is located right opposite another ice cream café 5 The Moments.
Is there enough traffic to support two similar ice cream cafes within the same vicinity?
The offerings are artisanal gelatos, along with waffles, brownies and profiteroles. Flavours include Pineapple Sorbet, Matcha, Moscato Peach, Banana Nutella, Black Sesame, Valrhona Manjari, Strawberry Cheesecake.
At least not the typical types.
I have some reservations about its pricing though – $5.80 for a single premium scoop, and $6.80 for supreme scoop, possibly one of the highest priced homemade ice cream around.
Contrastingly, a Waffle with single scoop gelato is priced at $7.80. Technically the waffle is just $2 extra.
Instead of a cup, do request for the gelato to be placed in a chocolate-filled cone. Be prepared for a surprise towards the end of eating (and possible get a tissue read).
I actually liked Churn Creamery’s gelato. Tried the Matcha, Nutella Banana and Strawberry Cheesecake.
This is one of those which texture and taste manage to hit middle ground – velvety smooth and dense, distinct flavour though not intense, sweet but not over.
The waffles served in 4 quarters are the crispy type, not too bad as well.
Hope Churn Creamery will do well, and I reckon they are just in need of more publicity and distinctive unique flavours.
124 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088533 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm