The Hougang and Serangoon Cafes neighbourhoods have been on a rather hot streak as it welcomes quite a handful of new openings in the vicinity.
Serangoon-ians would be beaming in joy with more food options.
A stone’s throw away from the mall is Pints & Cones, which pairs handcrafted gelato with craft beer offerings.
They offer a series of classic gelato flavours such as Tiramisu, Roasted Pistachio, Mango Passionfruit and Rocher.
Price wise, a Single Scoop retails at $3.50 and Double Scoop at $6.50.
After scrutinizing, I felt that the flavours available were slightly common and a bit too ‘safe’ for the adventurous me.
Perhaps the most fanciful name that caught my attention was the Elderflower Lime, which came with sorbet-like texture.
I liked how the refreshing tangy notes complemented well with scented elderflower floral fragrance.
While the sign states that the flavour contains alcohol, I found it to be rather muted or perhaps overwhelmed by the former two taste profile.
The other flavour which I had was Bandung, which offered a creamy-sweet rose syrup infused gelato.
It was a decent representation of the good ol’ beverage, though a tad too sweet for my sugar tolerance level.
The black horse which stole the limelight turned out to be their Signature Waffles ($4.50) which had thyme herbs mixed into the waffle batter to produce occasional earthy notes with each bite.
Their texture of their waffles was also on-point – not too dense within and came with light crispy exterior.
I don’t usually eat a lot of waffles, but I ended up finishing most of it unknowingly.
For those who go for alcohol, they carry a series of craft beer options ranging from pale ales, dark lagers, IPA to stout, priced at $7.50 onwards.
Their craft beers are mostly imported from United States and rotate on a seasonal basis.
I also randomly picked up a pint of Sour Ale brewed with marionberries, which was smooth to drink and has a pleasant sweet-sourish finish.
While the store name Pints & Cones literally spells out beer and ice cream, perhaps more innovative thoughts can go into synchronizing these two products to appeal to the market with a stronger value preposition.
Maybe Stout Gelato anytime soon?
Pints & Cones
304 Serangoon Avenue 2 #01-02, Singapore 550304
Opening Hours: 1pm – 11:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 1:30am (Fri – Sat), 12pm – 11:30pm (Sun)
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.