With so many Acai Bowl dedicated shops sprouting across Singapore, it is refreshing to see an Acai Softserve café.
Will the Acai Softserve be the next food trend here?
Acai, pronounced as “Ah-saa-eee” (NOT Ah-CAI) has been known for a long list of health benefits, said to be packed with antioxidants, amino acids, fibre, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
Situated along East Coast Road right opposite Katong V mall, Beriwell is well… the 3rd shop offering acai products in the East Coast area.
We say three’s a crowd, and An Acai Affair (101 East Coast) and Project Acai (217 East Coast) will certainly feel the pressue.
Are the Easties more health conscious?
What makes Beriwell different from the other two is its Acai Softserve, which is probably the first to make its appearance in Singapore.
The interior of this 40 seater cafe has a Hawaiian touch, with coconut tree paintings, wooden tables, rattan chairs, and a windy indoor seating area.
Beriwell is only offering 2 items on their menu at the moment, think Superswirl (Small with 2 toppings $6.90/ Large with 4 toppings $9.90) that comes in either Acai, Coco Majik or Twist (dual flavours) and Smoothies ($5.90 – $8.90) that comes in Peanut Butter, Fruits or Avocado.
I ordered a small cup of Superswirl ($6.90) that comes with 2 choices of toppings from a daily selection of granola, hazelnut, kiwi mango, pineapple, strawberry and banana.
Made using all natural ingredients with no artificial flavouring and additives, the Superswirl is dairy free, gluten free and vegan friendly.
The Acai softserve was made using acai berries from the Amazon, with a very smooth (non-icy) texture and a taste of mixed berries with a hint of chocolate aftertaste.
The Coco Majik was my favourite, made up of blended Thai coconuts with coconut water and Spirulina – the world’s most nutrient-rich superfood blue-green algae which accounts for the slight blue hue in its appearance.
With Spirulina which is known to contain 22 times more iron than spinach that Popeye the Sailor Man will approve, the Coco Majik is dairy free and keeps the softserve refreshing and creamy at the same time.
The Twist with dual flavours of Acai and Coco Majik complemented one another, keep it light and not too “jelak” (rich), which is uncommon in most acai bowls that ended up tasting similar.
19 East Coast Road #01-01, Singapore 428746
Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.