Taking over the space previously occupied by Galettes at Ang Mo Kio (2 doors away from Pine Garden), is a new cafe that serves soft serve with Hong Kong-style egglet.
And it opens till 12 midnight on weekends (10:30pm on other days) except Mondays when it is closed.
AMPM, abbreviation for a.m. and p.m. which stands for the Latin ante meridian (before middy) and post meridian (after midday), wants to be a place where people can enjoy dining in both in the day and at night.
Steeping inside, my attention was quickly drawn to the indoor swing seats which will be a popular Instagram #OOTD spot.
The 20-seater space is decked in white with splashes of pretty-in-pink colour at the counter and hanging bespoke lighting.
Instead of the usual ice cream and waffles, AMPM serves a menu focusing on Soft Serve and HK-style egglet – which used to be kind of trending 4-5 years ago (during 2015/16, a number of cafes serves eggglets, like even Hvala and The Coffee Academics).
Available in the form of either Cup ($4.50), Handmade Cone ($5.50) or Freshly baked Egglet ($9) that comes with choice of 3 toppings and 1 sauce, there are 6 different soft serves flavours to choose from.
Think Blue Vanilla, dairy-free Grapefruit Beetroot, Earl Grey, Matcha, twist of Blue Vanilla with Earl Grey and twist of Grapefruit Beetroot with Matcha.
Toppings include Oreo, Choco/ Strawberry Pocky, Biscoff Choco, Choco Balls, Sprinkles, Marshmallow, Granola, Gem Biscuit, Oreo Roll M&M, Popcorn, Crushed nuts and Purple Wafer Biscuit.
My favourite was the twist of Blue Vanilla with Earl Grey soft serve, with a pleasant aroma and tea taste.
The texture was smooth, milky and non-icy, whereas the combination of Blue vanilla with Earl grey made it more milky and creamy.
My order of Egglet with a twist of Grapefruit Beetroot with Matcha Soft serve came later as each egglet was freshly prepared on request.
The final product looked unique and interesting, as I am probably used to soft serve on a waffle base instead of HK-style egglet.
Diners will also get to choose from 3 different sauces, namely berry, choco or caramel.
I enjoyed the Matcha soft serve, which was not too sweet with a touch of lingered-bitterness.
The twist with grapefruit beetroot gave a citrus punch, balancing out the bitterness for a more refreshing take.
On the other hand, the egglet had a cake-like texture – slightly dry and on the denser side. Guess it is best to have it with the soft serve instead of entirely on its own.
Diners can also top up additional $2 to enjoy a cup of Americano, Latte or Hot Tea in a pot when they ordered their signature Soft serve.
Using coffee beans made from 70% Arabica and 30% Robusta imported from Italy, my cup of Latte was smooth, medium bodied, dark roast and slightly acidic.
With an interesting and unique menu, AMPM Cafe will probably be a hit for those who wants an OOTD shot on their swing or the supper crowd who needs a dessert fix at night at this part of Ang Mo Kio.
Block 529, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-2365, Singapore 560529
Opening Hours: 11:45am – 10:30pm (Tue – Thu, Sun), 11:45am – 12mn (Fri – Sat), Closed Mon
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.