With another new addition to the cafe scene, Slickshots (not Slingshots) has opened in the heartlands at Boon Keng offering gelato, waffles and coffee.
(NEW Ice Cream & Waffles cafes in Singapore recently include Burnt Cones (Sunset Way), AMPM Café (Ang Mo Kio), Creme & Cone (Lau Pa Sat), Obsessive Chocolat Desire (OCD) Ice Cream Cafe, Gelato Labo (Faber Drive), Haute And Cauld (Bedok Reservoir), Hay Gelato (Bedok) and I See Cream (Thomson). Just to name a few.)
By definition, “slickshot” refers to someone who possess effortless and cool skills that will impress many people.
Will Slickshots impress diners with their menu?
Stepping inside, the 20 seater space is decked in a simplistic, minimalist MUJI-style that incorporates white, grey and wooden elements together.
Four seats are available at the coffee bar counter for the serious coffee drinkers, who will like to interact with the barista over their cup of coffee.
As I visited Slickshots during their soft-launch phase, the pricing is not stated on their menu yet and payment is purely by tipping basis.
The owners emphasised that the main focus of Slickshots is on their coffee, not so much on gelato and waffles.
Using the Throwback Blend from PPP Coffee, a 2-beans-blend of Brazil Rio Brilhante and Guatemala Sitio De Maria, their coffee menu offers a selection of Black, White, Brown aka Mocha for their espresso-based drinks, Oat Cold Brew and Filtered Coffee.
For the non-coffee drinkers, Cascara (Coffee cherry, the part that is enveloping the coffee beans which are the seeds), Chocolate, Pulpy Orange, Candied Apple and Sunset Lemonade are available.
I had the Hot White, which is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, darker roast and well- balanced with a chocolate and nutty aftertaste.
Apart from their coffee menu, Slickshots offers 12 gelato flavours supplied by Sweet Cheeks Gelato located at Potong Pasir .
Think common flavours such as Dark Chocolate, Mango, Earl Grey, Hazelnut, Nutella Peanut Butter and Pistachio, whereas interesting flavours include Bailey’s & Brownies, Hojicha, Cereal Milk, Cinnamon Brown Bread, Marshmallow Oreo and Honeycomb.
The Waffle was well executed, thick, airy and fluffy on the inside with a crispy texture on the outside that will resonate with the waffle lovers.
It was also aromatic and fragrant, coming with optional chocolate sauce drizzled.
Even though the gelato scoops were slightly smaller than most gelato bars, the Pistachio flavour was worth a mention.
It had a rich, creamy and sticky texture, with a distinctive earthly and nutty taste, without being overly sweet.
Dig inside and you may be in for a surprise, finding bits of crushed pistachio seeds embedded within the creamy gelato that added some crunch to the overall texture.
As a fan of Japanese roasted teas, I couldn’t give the Hojicha gelato a miss, which had the same creamy texture without being icy.
Taste-wise, I wished that the Hojicha gelato can have a reduced sugar level and a stronger aromatic tea scent.
“That’s a Slickshot!”, even though Slickshots did not have anything that is really unique to them, they are off to a promising start with the usual good waffles, gelato and coffee.
34 Whampoa West, #01-35, Singapore 330034
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.