Just 2 doors away from Monument Lifestyle at Duxton, right opposite Rappu Handroll Bar.
Instead of taking the “dark side”, Amuse Dessert Co. is comparatively bright, fun and cheery, using blue and pink in the branding.
The seats in their cafe are arranged in an elongated manner and able to accommodate 20 people max, with 3 individual booth seats for a more private setting.
Focusing on artisanal desserts created through their own encounters and longing for new experiences, their selection of pastries changes on a rotational basis.
The most eye-catching selection will be the Macarons (Single $3.50, Box of 6 for $21) with 8 different colours that are aesthetically inspired by nature’s colours.
Flavours include Lemon Yogurt, Rose Raspberry Chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch, Earl Grey Milk Chocolate, Lavender Caramel, 85& Valrhona Dark Chocolate, Mango passionfruit and Silicon Pistachio.
Other pastries include Canele ($4), Madeleine ($4), Mini Pound ($4.50), Loaf Pound ($5.50), Chunky Cookie ($4.50) and Brownie Squares ($6).
The Lemon Basil Mini Pound ($4.50) was my favourite, with a soft and moist texture and refreshing lemon flavour and herbaceous basil notes.
Both the Black Pink S’mores Cookie ($4.50) and Butterscotch Pecan Cookie ($4.50) were crumbly on the outside and chewy on the inside without being too dry.
I was actually looking forward to the Matcha Chocolate Pound Slice ($5.50) since I am a huge fan of matcha.
While the matcha notes were distinctive, the texture was a tad too dry, also with too much cream cheese on the top layer.
Fans of The Dark Gallery should not be unfamiliar with their Ice Cream, with with a different selection here.
Inspired by places that the owners had been, cuisine that they enjoyed, and moments they shared with loved ones, the Ice Cream are served in different forms: Cups (Single Scoop $5.50, Double Scoops $9.80), Affogato ($10.50), Waffle ($16), Parfait ($24), Pint ($17) and Shortbread ($9).
Classic flavours (Single $5.50, Double $9.80) include Injeolmi Bingsu, Strawberry Tart, Butterscotch Almond Chip, Cookies After Midnight, Earl Grey Caramel Milk Tea and Vanilla Bean.
Premium flavours (+$1) are Manuka Genmaicha, Finca La Amistad Java Chip, Meet Joe Black Cold Brew Sorbet, Acai Banana Sorbet, Passionfruit Mango Sorbet, Truffle Basque Cheesecake.
I had the Strawberry Tart ($5.50) that comes with a strawberry ice cream base with cookie crumble blended within it for the extra crunch, topped with a single piece of butter cookie.
I liked that the ice cream wasn’t too sweet, with distinctive detectable fruity flavours from the strawberry and a smooth and non-icy texture.
Check out their specially customised La Marzocco espresso machine in a beautiful blue colour, with blue and pink ceramics coffee cups used for dine-in.
Using Browns Mill Organic from Allpress Espresso, a 2-beans-blend of Honduras and Peru for their espresso-based drinks, both Black ($5) and White ($6) are available.
Placed in an aesthetic-looking coffee sleeve for their takeaway cups, my Flat White ($6) was medium boded, smooth with toffee, milk chocolate and fruity notes.
Other drinks include Matcha Latte ($8), Chai Latte ($8), Valrhona Chocolate ($8), Cold-Pressed Juice by HICJuice ($8) and single origin Sencha by Senchado Tokyo ($10).
With a wide selection of pastries, ice cream and drinks, Amuse Dessert Co. hopes to amuse everyone with their creative and innovative creations.
Amuse Dessert Co
73 Duxton Road, Singapore 089532
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Tues – Thurs), 12pm – 10pm (Fri – Sat), 12pm – 6pm (Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.