Having just opened their 2nd outlet at Gillman Barracks last year, Creamier continues to set up their 3rd nest within the Tiong Bahru estate at Yong Siak Street, which is known for the booming cafes scene in the early days.
Isn’t Tiong Bahru getting too over-crowded with cafes?
Not really, as one cafe closes down and another replaces it. In this case, Creamier has taken over the space previously occupied by PoTeaTo (which lasted a good 5 years).
The interior of Creamier’s outlet at Tiong Bahru is more down-to-earth, compared to the other outlets at Toa Payoh and Gillman Barracks.
You can expect more wooden elements in their stools and benches from Ishinomaki Laboratory x Supermama, less windows (aka no natural lighting), a coffee table specialising in hand pour coffee.
However, there is no coffee making machine here for espresso-based drinks.
Instead, pour over method ($6.50) is used on 3 single origins coffee beans – Ethiopia, Guatemala and Brazil and Cold Brew ($7) is available with coffee ice cubes.
For non-coffee drinkers, hand brewed teas ($7.50) that are exclusive to the Tiong Bahru outlet comes in flavours such as French Peppermint, Himalayan Bouquet Organic, Morocco Rosebuds and Houjicha Karigane.
With a total of 12 flavours available (a smaller selection as compared to the other outlets), interesting ones I noted included Black Glutinous Rice aka Pulut Hitam and Black Charcoal Sesame, as well as the the bestsellers include Earl Grey Lavender and Sea Salt Gula Melaka.
On the other hand, there are no flavours exclusive to the Tiong Bahru outlet at the moment, which makes it less of a NEW draw.
In terms of pricing, a single scoop of ice cream will cost $3.80 and double scoops at $6.60, while premium flavour will be charged at an additional $1.
Prices are still relatively reasonable even though there is a price hike of 50 cents per scoop of ice-cream as compared to last year.
I had their signature double stacked thick waffles ($6 for waffles/ $3.30 for each scoop of ice cream with waffles) with Pulut Hitam and Rum & Raisin.
Between the two, I preferred the latter with a strong taste of rum and a creamy texture whereas the Pulut Hitam rings a nostalgic feeling of a local traditional dessert except in the form of an ice cream.
The thick Belgian style waffle is known to be buttery and fragrant, imparted from using market fresh local eggs, fresh cream and pure butter.
There is an option to include optional toppings at an additional $1, similar to its sister outlet, Sunday Folks.
Perhaps the machine was too new and not conditioned yet, the waffle was a tad undercooked and doughy on the inside – not the usual Creamier standard.
Thankfully, the smooth and well… creamier ice cream made up for it.
Creamier Tiong Bahru
78 Yong Siak Road, #01-18, Singapore 163078
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tue-Thu), 12pm – 11pm (Fri-Sat), 12pm – 10pm (Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.