Active Garden at Gardens By The Bay is the newest non-ticketed green outdoor space located near to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, along the Waterfront Promenade.
Replacing where the defunct Fennel Cafe was, Mylo’s focuses on a wide range (read 23) of gelato flavours.
In addition, Fennel Cafe at Pollen within the Flower Dome has also ceased to exist, and is replaced by Hortus that serves wood-grilled dishes.
Their location is strategically located along the popular running and cycling track that connects Marina Bay Sands to Gardens by the Bay.
If you are taking public transport, head towards Exit B of Bayfront MRT station and walk along the Dragonfly Lake, past the Orient Express Pop-Up all the way to the end of the track and it is located right next to the Waterfront Plaza.
With the same layout as Fennel Cafe, the 90 seater space is divided into both alfresco and indoors area, with a pet-friendly outdoors area for 50 pax.
Ample amount of sunlight can be seen pouring through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows on a sunny day, where diners will be surrounded by the greeneries in the Gardens that gives off a chill and relaxing vibe.
Brown elements are seen incorporated into the wooden ceiling, tables and stools and rattan chairs, which further enhances the tropical look.
As a pit stop for the exercise enthusiasts, their menu features light bites such as Pastries ($6), Tarts ($11), Toasted Panini ($11), Gelato (Single $5, Double $8), Affogato’s ($10), Coffee ($5 – $7), Chai ($5) and Booze ($8 – $16).
Generally the menu is similar to their previous concept at Cafe Fennel, with a change in emphasis on their gelato instead.
The gelato menu has expanded from the previous 8 flavours to the current 23 flavours, ranging from 2 alcoholic, 6 non-dairy options and classic flavours.
Non-dairy flavours include Alphonso Mango, Lemon, Jasmine Oolong, Coconut Pandan, Lychee Raspberry Rose and Pineapple Sichuan Pepper whereas alcoholic ones include Margarita and Gin Tonic.
Customers can choose to add a Waffle Cone at an additional $2 or a Brioche Bun at an additional $3.
Alternatively, they offer Affogato’s ($10) that are essentially Sundaes with various toppings.
My Affogato’s ($10) came with a scoop of Vanilla and Himalayan Pink Salt Gelato with seasonal fruit compote.
While the texture of the gelato is smooth and creamy, the combination somehow reminds me of commercial sundaes from a fast food chain, at a fraction of the price.
On the other hand, their strength still lies in the Lemon Tart ($11) which comes with dollops of meringue sprinkled with kaffir lime for the extra refreshing zest.
Definitely not the cheapest at $11 per tart, it was enjoyable and well-balanced, with a buttery tart crust that had a firm and crumbly texture, whereas the lemon curd was light, smooth and velvety with the right amount of tartness.
The unassuming slice of Carrot Cake ($6) is worth a mention, with a decrease in price and a very soft and moist texture, not too dense and well complemented by the butter cream above.
Furthermore, the walnuts embedded within it gave it a good contrasting texture without interfering with the overall taste.
Throwback blend, a 2-beans-blend of Brazil and Guatemala, roasted by PPP Coffee is used for their espresso-based drinks: Long Black ($5), Macchiato ($5), Cappuccino ($6), Latte ($6) and Mocha ($7).
My cup of Flat White ($7) had a medium body, non-acidic, smooth and robust with a dark chocolate with roasted nuts taste.
In addition, Mylo’s also offer dog treats such as Pumpkin & Oatmeal/ Peanut Butter & Whole Wheat Biscuits ($2) and Bone Broth/ Yogurt & Fruit Popsicles ($5) for the fur kids so they can enjoy something cooling after a stroll under the sun.
18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-01, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Wed – Thurs), 8am – 10pm (Fri – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.