How many ice cream and waffles cafes do we need at Sunset Way?
Answer is four.
Technically, Olla Specialty Coffee within the same area also serves up waffles and ice cream.
As to why “Hundred Acre Creamery”, the 25 seaters space is named after the fictional place in the book “Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne”.
In this land called “Hundred Acre Wood”, Christopher Robin accompanies Pooh and his friends on many childhood adventures to learn about the meaning of companionship and love.
As fans of the fictional story, the owners would like to share happiness, love and the value of companionship through their favourite childhood treats – ice cream and dessert.
Apart from the usual offerings such as Ice Cream (Single $3.80, Double $7, Premium +$1, Gourmet +$1.50), Rosemary Cone (+$1) and Waffle ($6), interesting desserts such as Life of a Coconut ($7), Coco Affogato ($8), Dalat ($9) and Coco Pandan Waffle ($10) can be found here too.
I felt excited looking through the 14 ice cream flavours which sounded more interesting and ‘adventurous; compared to some of the recent new openings.
Unique flavours here include Peach Basil, Sea Salt Butter Caramel, Lilac Taro, Soursop Mint, Thai Tea Lychee, Ocean Blue (Nori with white chocolate) and Honey Chrysanthemum & Cacao Nibs.
I had a double scoops of ice cream: Ispahan and Peach Basil ($7) which are sorbet and dairy-free.
The Peach Basil was my favourite – citrusy and fruity with distinctive aroma. The taste of fresh basil also balances well with the overall flavours.
The Ispahan made from rose, lychee and raspberry was floral, robust and refreshing, with the berries adding some tartness.
As artisanal ice cream cones become more popular thanks to Birds Of Paradise for their thyme cones, we are seeing more herbs-infused cones.
Over here, there is the Rosemary cone (+$1) with aromatic and herbaceous scent.
Among the four desserts on their menu, Life of a Coconut ($7), Coco Affogato ($8), Dalat ($9) and Coco Pandan Waffle ($10), their Dalat ($9) is their signature item, named after a tranquil highland city in Vietnam and its signature avocado cream dessert.
The Dalat ($9) is made of butter avocado imported from Dalat (located in southern Vietnam Central Highlands) topped with a scoop of coconut sorbet and toasted coconut flakes with roasted peanuts.
I was intrigued by the Coco Pandan ($10) instead, with almost the same ingredients as the Dalat ($9) sans the avocado cream, but instead comes with a coconut pandan waffle and Gula Melaka sauce.
Unfortunately, the waffle was thin, dense and chewy, similar to that of neighbourhood confectionery due to coconut milk added into the batter.
Being adventurous, I added a scoop of Ocean Blue (Premium $4.80) made of blue pea, nori and white chocolate onto the Coco Pandan.
While I must applaud their bravery and creativity, the Ocean Blue was unfortunately off balance and tasted too savoury due to the nori added. However, at least the texture was considered” ‘on point’ – creamy and non-icy.
As one of the owners is Vietnamese, there are various interesting Vietnamese influence on the menu such as Ca Phe Ice cream ($4.80) made using Vietnamese coffee, Viet Drip Coffee (Hot $4.50, Cold $5.50), Coco Affogato ($8) served using coconut sorbet and Viet Drip Coffee and Dalat ($9).
Even though Hundred Acre Creamery is the last ice cream cafe to open at Sunset Way, their unique flavours, warm service and a cute interior design will be their main highlight to attract café-hoppers in the vicinity.
Hundred Acre Creamery
Block 109 Clementi Street 11, #01-37, Singapore 120109
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.