If you are someone who wants to eats freshly-churned ice cream in the morning (and there is none in the fridge), you are in for a treat.
And not just at 9am, Burnt Cones also opened till 12 midnight daily, which can be a perfect ‘supper’ spot.
For midnight ice cream hunters, I have previously covered a couple of late night new ice cream cafes, including AMPM Café (Ang Mo Kio), Haute And Cauld (Bedok Reservoir), Hay Gelato (Bedok), and I See Cream (Thomson).
Burnt Cones is the newest addition to Sunset Way, located right opposite Olla Specialty Coffee (also serves coffee, ice cream and waffles), with the famous old-school Balmoral Bakery in the vicinity.
Stepping inside, the 24 seater space is decked in white walls with an industrial cemented theme, spacious, brightly lit and minimalist.
As their name implies, Burnt Cones focuses mainly on their range of 12 gelato flavours (Regular Single $4, Double $7/ Premium Single $5, Double $9), Waffles ($6), Cones ($1) with a small menu of drinks such as Coffee (Black $4, White $5, Affogato ($10) and Tea ($4).
The choices are pretty common and on the safer side, with 4 regular flavours (Single $4, Double $7) namely Black Sesame, Fior De Latte (Milk), Earl Grey and Butterscotch.
The remaining 8 Premium flavours (Single $5, Double $9) consist of 85% Dark Chocolate, Tiramisu, Stracciamenta (Mint, Chocolate), Bacio (Hazelnut Chocolate), Pistachio, Scamorza (Smoked cheese) and 2 Sorbets: Mango Passion and Strawberry Basil.
The Waffle ($6) was on the thicker side, crispy on the outside and denser on the inside, which could be a little dry at times.
I find it excessive when icing sugar and maple syrup were added onto the waffles, especially when they masked the original flavours of the gelato.
On its own, the Pistachio gelato had a rich and creamy texture, with earthy and nutty tone that was pleasantly-enjoyable.
The Strawberry Basil sorbet was the highlight, being smooth and non-icy, yet it was rich with herbaceous taste like hawthorn, which made it refreshingly appetizing.
In terms of coffee, Burnt Cones uses single origin coffee beans from Colombia Planadas, roasted locally by a micro-roastery, for their espresso-based drinks.
My cup of White ($5) was smooth, medium bodied with a light-medium roast that complemented well with the heavier tasting gelato.
Burnt Cones has a promising start serving good gelato and sorbets and I hoped they can explore and be more adventurous in flavours, given the competition from the number of new ice cream bars opening these days.
105 Clementi Street 12, #01-02, Singapore 120105
Opening Hours: 9am – 12am (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.