Yes, people in Singapore love their ice cream and waffles, partly due to the perpetual hot weather, partly due to the many new cafes serving interesting flavours.

This guide contains 50 ice cream and gelato shops in Singapore.

In case you are wondering why some of the famous chain brands are left out, the listicle focuses on newer places opened the last 2 years or so (yes, there are that many), and more on the indie brands.

Enjoy, and hope you find this useful because we been to every single of them to collate this for you.

Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique – Tanjong Pagar
53 Craig Rd, #01-01, Singapore 089691
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Birds of Paradise has finally opened an outlet closer to the central area. It is so named because the shop creates gelato inspired by the botanical flavours of nature.

That means fruits, flowers, pods, herbs, and spices.

Prices go at $4.70 for a single scoop, $7.70 for double scoop, and $1 extra for thyme cone.

BOP flavours you can expect include White Chrysanthemum, Midnight Gianduja, Lychee Raspberry, Pistachio, Strawberry Basil, Sea-Salt Hojicha, Roasted Sesame, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Hazelnut, Earl Grey & Lemongrass, and Mango Sorbet.

Some favourites include the White Chrysanthemum with floral infusion and sprinkled with cacao nibs; and Peach & Rose Sorbet with sight sweet-tanginess and fragrant rose aroma.

Play Gelato
220 Orchard Road, #01-09 Midpoint Orchard Singapore 238852 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 10pm (Fri – Sun)

Play Gelato is a gelato and waffles café hidden within Midpoint Orchard, painted in striking turquoise and white.

It is founded by a married couple with the intention to offer memorable and flavourful gelato.

Interestingly, they are focused on single flavour profiles that are rich and creamy, as contrasted to mix of fanciful flavours which are quite popular in recent openings.

Available choices when I visited include Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate, Rum & Raisin, Chocolate Mint, Pistachio, Matcha, Cookies & Cream, Hazelnut, Raspberry Sorbet, Double Belgian and Strawberry Marshmallow.

A scoop goes for $5 for classic, $6 for premium flavours.

Their recommended are the Double Belgian ($6) with chocolate brownie cookies to enhance the texture and taste; and Rum & Raisin ($6) in which the raisins were in soaked in rum for at least 24 hours before the gelato is produced. Play Gelato (Orchard)

Gelato Labo
5 Everton Park, 01-36, Singapore 080005
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues

Possibly one of the up and coming gelato store that offers an exhaustive range of bold gelato offerings.

Some of the interesting flavours were Watermelon Mint & Chia Seeds, Naval Orange & Chrysanthemum, Colombian Cold Brew & Cookie Butter Bits, Caribbean Rum & Charred Pineapple and Yamanashi Peach & Lemongrass.

Flavours are on seasonal rotating basis and single scoop from Premium range goes for $5 and Gourmet range for $6.

I was rather intrigued by the Sakura Smoke, Artichoke & Pear Compote, which has a paring of fruity with mild nutty undertones, followed by a light smoky after taste.

Another flavour which left an impression was the Kyoto Shiso & Yuzu Jelly. This Japanese herb-flavored gelato has fresh earthy and citrusy notes, coupled with sweet yuzu jelly bits embedded within for the bite texture. Gelato Labo

Kind Kones – Paragon
The Paragon B1-15, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Kind Kones first caught my attention as being Singapore’s first (and probably only) specialty all-natural vegan ice cream café and brand, located at the basement of Forum The Shopping Mall.

It has also opened its second outlet at Orchard Paragon basement.

Some introduction: Kind Kones’ ice creams are vegan and free from dairy, egg, refined sugar, and other artificial additives with mostly gluten-free options.

Their single standard ice cream flavour goes for a $4.90 per scoop ($6.50 for standard, $6.90 for premium), slightly higher than the conventional Singapore ice cream stores.

Also perhaps they are located at town area.

Some of the flavours I spotted include Banana Walnut, Passionfruit Sorbet, Black Forest, Earl Grey Boba Mylk Tea, Charcoal Vanilla, Madagascan Vanilla, Pandan, and Chocolate Hazelnut & Vanilla Duo.

Mylo’s
18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-01, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Wed – Thurs), 8am – 10pm (Fri – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues

Replacing where the defunct Fennel Cafe was, Mylo’s focuses on a wide range (read 23) of gelato flavours.

The 90 seater space is divided into both alfresco and indoors area, with a pet-friendly outdoors area for 50 pax.

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.

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. Mylo’s (Gardens By The Bay)

Nom Gelato
33 Erskine Road, #01-08, Singapore 069333
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Located a few doors away from Acai & Smoothie Bowl shop Summer Lab at 33 Erskine Road, Nom Gelato is a short walk away from Maxwell Food Centre and the upcoming Maxwell MRT station along the Thomson-East Coast Line.

With only takeaway and no dine-in space available, the interior is designed in bright and loud colours, with doodles drawn on the walls, takeaways cups and takeaway pints.

With a total of 16 gelato flavours on display, a single scoop will cost $5 whereas double scoops are priced at $8, with additional $1 for premium flavours.

No ice cream cone is available here, with all served in takeaway cups or takeaway pints available at $17 for classic flavours and $20 for premium ones.

The Classic flavours (Single $5, Double $8) include 72% Dark Chocolate, Piedmont Hazelnut, Mango Sorbet, Tahitian Vanilla, Strawberry Balsamic, Roasted Sesame, Cookies & Cream, Pandan with Gula Aren and Cold Brew Coffee.

Three Point Two
85 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169380
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 12:30am (Fri – Sat)

Opened by Pang Zi Durian located at Jurong West, Three Point Two is their latest brainchild located directly opposite Singapore General Hospital.

The vibrant cafe offers both gelato and durian desserts.

All their gelato are made in-house with 18 different flavours (Single $4, Double $7.50, Premium +$1, Mao Shan Wang +$2) displayed on their sleek blue counter.

Surprise, no cones are available here. Instead, diners can choose to have their gelato with Waffle ($5.50), Chocolate Waffle ($6) or Gelato Bun ($4).

Interesting classic flavours (Single $4, Double $7.50) include Honey Lavender, Blue Vanilla, Chrysanthemum, Watermelon Mint and Soursop Mint. Some were slightly on the sweet side.

Known for their experience as durian sellers at Pang Zi Durian, durian lovers will not want to miss out their Mao Shan Wang gelato (Single $6, Double $9.50) that was rich and creamy, thorough also on the sweeter side. Three Point Two (Kampong Bahru)

The Ice Cream Bar
59 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169367
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 10:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 12:30pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)

Perhaps alcoholic ice cream would get you all tipsy. Opened by the folks behind popular Malaysian ice cream cafe Inside Scoop, The Ice Cream Bar is their sister brand which focuses on alcoholic ice cream flavours.

With 3 outlets in Malaysia since 2016, The Ice Cream Bar has opened their first outlet right here in Kampong Bahru, near Outram Park MRT station.

Prices starts from $4.90 for a single scoop, $8.50 for double and $11.60 for triple, with additional $1 for premium flavours and $2 for double premium flavours.

Most of the alcoholic flavours are either premium (+ $1) or double premium (+$2), such as Guinness Brownies, Bacardi Choc Crunch, Whiskey Red Velvet, Crunchy Choc Whiskey, Choc Baileys, Kahlua Cheesecake, Whiskey & Nuts and Smoked Cognac.

The 2 double premium flavours on the shelf are Silician Pistachio and Guinness Pistachio.

Pints are available for takeaway at $16, with additional $2 for premium flavours and $5 for double premium flavours.

Opened till 12am on Fridays and Saturdays, The Ice Cream Bar could be that ideal place to hang out without getting drunk. The Ice Cream Bar (Kampong Bahru)

Butterknife Folk
Funan #02-02, 107 North Bridge Road Singapore 179105
Opening Hours: 1pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Butterknife Folk has been slowly building its fanbase through its wacky, creative flavours. The shop first started at River Valley Road, but that has been turned into a central kitchen and so the main retail store now is at Funan.

The one unique thing is the gelato shop changes its flavours ALL THE TIME.

So if you really enjoy something, better get a tub back or come back the next day, or you may never get to try it again. It happened to me before

This is one of those gelato shops I would head back once in a while, just to be surprised. And my recommendation is, be very open in trying out new things and not just stick to the tried-and-tested.

Scoops are priced at $5 single and $9 for double. Some of the previously introduced flavours launched include Ondeh Ondeh, Goma, Citrus Bitters, Blueberry Lavender, Dulce & Banana, Jasmine Tea Amarena, Madagascan Vanilla, Roasted Pistachio, and Brown Butter Pecan.

And the once-in-a-while Chicken Rice Gelato, Mala, Tau Huay Zui, Muah Chee, and Chee Cheong Fun. For real. Butterknife Folk (Funan)

Icebar
1 Selegie Rd, #02-04 GR.ID, Singapore 188306
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 2am (Fri – Sun)

From their first outlet at Hougang Green Shopping Mall, Icebar has opened their latest branch at GR.iD along Selegie Road, previously known as POMO, and now has a striking orange-red Tetris-design.

16 gelato flavours (Classic $4.50, Premium $5.50, Super Premium $6.50) are available on the shelves, with unique ones such as Chrysanthemuum, Grape Yakult, Wang Zai, Binggrae Melon and Binggrae Banana.

2 different types of waffles are available: Original ($5.80) and Charcoal ($6.90) and each comes with complimentary Maple, Caramel or Chocolate sauce.

The charcoal waffle has a good balance of crispy texture on the outside and a moist with fluffy texture on the inside.

My favourite gelato flavour is the Grape Yakult, light and refreshing with distinctive fruity and citrusy grape notes.

Tom’s Palette
51 Middle Road #01-01, Singapore 188959
Tel: +65 6977 9749
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 10pm (Fri – Sat), 1pm – 7pm (Sun)

Tom’s Palette must be one of the longest standing local ice cream café in Singapore. It has reopened at Middle Road after its move from Shaw Towers.

They are known for their creative gelato flavours, with over 180 flavours to date, including Salted Egg Yolk, Nasi Lemak and Mango Sticky Rice.

In addition to a new look and the re-introduction of 27 flavours, the gelateria introduces a refreshed menu from time to time.

Flavours are rotating, those available previously include Coconut Sorbet, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Granny’s Favourite – chocolate malt, cookie dough and chocolate chips, Honey Cinnamon, Milo Dinosaur, Nutella Swirl, Oreo Cheesecake, Parmesan Cheese & Cream Crackers, Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Summerberries, White Chocolate Nori, and Yuzu.

A medium cup goes for $5 with 2 flavours, while a double scoop cone is $7.70. Tom’s Palette (Bugis)

Momolato Cafe
34 Haji Lane, Singapore 189227
Opening Hours: 1pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 2am (Fri, Sat), 12pm – 11pm (Sun)

With a brand-new Keto concept, Momolato offers 6 Keto gelato flavours (Single $7.40, Double $10.50), Keto Cone ($3), Keto Waffle ($12), Keto Smoothies ($8), priced slightly higher than their counterparts.

This may not be the first keto ice cream shop in Singapore which is diabetic-friendly (as we had come across similar keto ice cream at Kind Kones), with no sugar added into the final product.

With a total of 18 gelato flavours, the 6 Keto options (Single $7.40, Double $10.50) include Maple Cream Cheese Poundcake, Korean Strawberry Shortcake, Nama Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, Pure Coconut and Hass Avocado, all sounded interesting.

Signature flavours are priced at $4.90 for a single scoop, $8 for double scoops, premium flavours at an additional $1 whereas Keto gelato are at an additional $2.50.

Dairy-free options include Triple Blend Dark Chocolate, Watermelon Soursop, Kochi Yuzu Shisho, Ecuador Chocolate Arabica Coffee and Himalayan Osmanthus Mango Passionfruit.

Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato
802 North Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 198770
Tel: +65 9665 7534
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

“Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato” does not have the conventional name, and may take a while for people to remember.

The name came about as the owners fell in love with the Milkweed flower. Upon research, they learnt that the flower is integral to the existence of the Monarch butterfly species.

The gelato is made in small batches, with interesting and unique flavours such as Brown Butter Sage, Burnt White Chocolate, Soursop Mint, Ispahan, Roasted Sesame, Sea Salt Gula Jawa, Rhubarb Buttermilk, Soursop Mint to Lavender.

They also offer the more ‘conventional’ flavours such as Match, Tahitian Vanilla, Lavender, Chocolate Sorbet, and Pistachio.

When I tried the Brown Butter Sage, it had a delightful, creamy texture, and the flavours were pronounced but not overwhelming.

Just right on the sweetness level that you feel like you could have more. Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato (North Bridge Road)

Inside Scoop
779 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198747
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 10:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 12:30pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)

If you an ice cream lover in Malaysia, you may have noticed this shop with its colourful look and localised flavours.

From Malaysia to Singapore, Inside Scoop has opened its first international outpost at North Bridge Road.

There are various #OOTD spots within the compound such as the circular swing, multiple mirrors and florescent tubes for the perfect backdrop.

Offering the same flavours as those in Malaysia (they have over 70 flavours there), these ice creams are all freshly made in-house.

Prices start from $4.80 for a single scoop of ice cream, $8.30 for double scoops, $11.50 for triple scoops and additional $1 for premium flavours and $2 for double premium flavours.

Out of the 18 flavours on display, only the Mao Shan Wang and Sicilian Pistachio are double premium flavours (+$2), whereas premium flavours (+$1) include D24 Durian, Cempedak, Valrhona Chocolate, Hazelnut, Premium Matcha, Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake, Oreo Nutella Cheesecake and Vanilla Bean.

I found the Unicorn flavour interesting as I expected it to be our childhood paddle pop flavour. Instead, it was a yogurt flavour with a sweet and sour tang, coupled with a smooth and milky texture. Inside Scoop (North Bridge Road)

Holy Cow Creamery – Lavender
465 North Bridge Road, #01-5051, Singapore 191465
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 11:30am – 11pm (Fri – Sat)

Holy Cow Creamery has a relatively new outlet 465 North Bridge Road – near Lavender and of short walking distance from the famous Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles at Crawford Lane and old-school kopitiam Heap Seng Leong.

This is not a typical place you would find a hipster ice cream café, as the shop is surrounded by a mish-mash of nostalgic shops, provisions stores, baking central kitchens, and employment agencies.

Holy Cow Creamery offers a rotating selection of more than 40 flavours of ice cream all churned in their kitchen.

Popular flavours include Mao Shan Wang, Earl Grey Lavender, Ondeh Ondeh, Salted Gula Melaka, Sour Plum Sorbet, Blue Hawaii, and Honeycomb, while we also have more unique flavours like Movie Night (popcorn gelato), Muah Chee and Rojak.

Their MSW ice cream is made with durian flesh imported from Pahang, Malaysia.

When I visited, other interesting flavours included Someak (watermelon sorbet, Soju and Hite beer), Chocolate OD with 4 types of chocolate, and Pink Panther (raspberry and lychee sorbet).

Tittle Tattle
183 Selegie Road, #01-03, Singapore 188329
Opening Hours: 4:30pm – 11:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 4:30pm – 6am (Fri – Sun)

Tittle Tattle is a cafe opened at Selegie Road till wee hours of the mornings during the weekends.

Just when I thought the the trend for Over-The-Top Milkshakes is over, Tittle Tattle offers their own version of Over-The-Top Waffles ($22) that comes with Macarons, Ice Cream Cone, Marshmallows, Kinder Bueno, Gem Biscuits, Rainbow Biscuit Wafers, Strawberries and a scoop of either Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream.

Strongly advise to share with your friends because the Tittle Tattle Disasters ($22) is no joke with the number of toppings on it.

There was a good mix of nostalgic old-school treats (Gem Biscuits, Rainbow biscuit wafers, Marshmallow) with trendy desserts (Macarons, waffles) that resonate with their retro-theme. Tittle Tattle (Selegie Road)

Sweet Cheeks Gelato – Jalan Besar
147 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207561
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 1am (Fri – Sat)

Sweet Cheeks Gelato first started in 2019 at Potong Pasir by 3 SMU graduates together with an Italy-trained chef handcrafting fresh gelato daily.

To be better in the art of gelato-making, their co-founder travelled to Bologna, Italy to train for a month. This is their 3rd outlet – the first two at Potong Pasir and Ang Mo Kio.

18 gelato flavours are available at any one time, priced at $4 for single scoop, $7.50 for double scoops, additional $1 for premium flavour and additional $2 for gourmet flavours.

Gelato flavours were inspired by their co-founder’s overseas travels. For example, Ricotta with Pistachio & Lemoncurd with Speculoos by travels to Italy, Cinnamon Brown Bread from the streets of Ireland and Coconut Mango, and Mango Sticky rice in Thailand.

Two new flavours were launched in conjunction with the opening of this outlet: Balsamic Strawberry with Chia Seeds and Biscoff Cookie Crunch.

The Balsamic Strawberry with Chia Seeds was a refreshing treat, citrusy and tangy with a refreshing twist. Sweet Cheeks Gelato (Jalan Besar)

Aphrodite Waffles & Gelato
106 Desker Road, Singapore 209628
Opening Hours: 1pm – 10:30pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs), 1pm – 2am (Fri – Sun), Closed Tues

Aphrodite Waffles & Gelato is located near the popular Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant 瑞春点心餐厅.

Opened till 2am from Fridays till Sundays, they can perhaps attract some of the supper crowd looking for post-dinner desserts.

True to their name, the interior is beautifully decked in white, minimalist Kinfolk-like design, with potted flowers on each table.

Focusing on their unique gelato flavours (Single $5, Double $9) made in-house, 12 different flavours are available at any one time.

Interesting flavours include Thyme, Blood Orange Sorbet, Salted Honey, Goat Cheese and Aphrodite (Blue Cheese Chocolate).

Other classic flavours include Roasted Pistachio, Bitter Gianduja, Hojicha, Buttery Biscoff, Coconut, Brown Butter Spice and Drifting Snowflakes Jasmine.

Home-made cones are available at an additional $1 or you can opt for either the Original Waffle ($6) or Charcoal Waffle ($7). Aphrodite (Jalan Besar)

Obsessive Chocolat Desire (OCD) Cafe
114 Jalan Besar Singapore 208834
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Sun)

OCD Café is not exactly an unfamiliar name for those around Ang Mo Kio. However, the ice cream has moved from the North to the Jalan Besar enclave as its lease at the previous outlet has ended.

16 flavours are available at any one time ranging from their signature chocolate flavours (as their name implies) to classic ones such as Vanilla Chips and Pistachio.

The other rotating flavours include Brown Butter Blueberry, Hazelnut Rocher, Lychee Raspberry, Salted Caramel, Melon Milk, Bubblegum, Lavender Hojicha to an intriguing Jeju.

The highlight is definitely their five choices of chocolate ice cream from different origins: Madagascar 33% Milk, Ecuador 40% Milk, Belgium Dark 60%, and Africa 85% Dark.

The percentage refers to the amount of cacao in a chocolate bar.

Both milk and dark chocolate are made similarly from cocoa solids/ cocoa liquor except that the former contains less cocoa but with milk products within.

The Africa 85% Dark had a stickier texture that is similar to a gelato, and was strong, robust, and chocolatey all at the same time without any lingering bitterness. Obsessive Chocolat Desire (OCD) Ice Cream Café (Jalan Besar)

Glacier
161 Lavender St, #01-09, Singapore 338750
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 9:30am – 1am (Fri – Sat)

Opened by the folks behind Onalu – a bagel house located at SMU, Glacier is their new concept cafe with a botanical theme, offering an-almost ‘farm-to-table’ concept.

12 Gelato flavours (Single $4, Double $7.50, Premium +$1) are available, mostly with herbs and botanical flavours.

Other flavours include Smoked Milk, Black Sesame, Milk & Honey, Sicilian Pistachio, 85% Dark Chocolate and Shizuoka Genmaicha.

I enjoyed the Blue Pea Lemongrass Pandan, smooth, creamy and refreshing with distinctive lemongrass taste that is similar to the Thai-inspired Butterfly Pea drink.

Here the highlight is the Pandan Mochi Waffle ($8) with a sticky mochi layer in addition to the crispy-ness and fluffiness.

Topped with desiccated coconut for the added crunch and aroma, drizzled with maple syrup and Gula Melaka sauce on the side, the overall taste is similar to that of Ondeh Ondeh, the mini green, round glutinous rice balls. Glacier (Jalan Besar)

noon Cafe
152 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218429
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon, Wed – Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sat – Sun)

Another café opens at Rangoon Road – already lined with familiar names including Old Hen Coffee Bar, Daizu Cafe, Brunches Cafe, and Gather The Misfits.

Available ice cream choices when I visited included Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Matcha Green Tea, Thai Milk Tea, Earl Grey Lavender, Hazelnut Rocher, Speculoos, and Yuzu Sorbet.

Interestingly, the waffles were presented in two squares rather than a whole block, which the server mentioned would make it easier for sharing. It is true.

Crispy with light buttery-ness, this was a not-bad waffles (one of the better ones I had of late actually), and I found myself not needing any of the additional syrup at all because the overall combination was already sweet enough. noon Café (Rangoon Road)

Phat Chic Forever
129 Desker Rod, Singapore 209644
Opening Hours: 1pm – 11pm (Tues – Thurs, Sun), 1pm – 12am (Fri – Sat), Closed Mon

Phat Chic Forever joins the ranks of other ice cream and waffle cafes in the Jalan Besar and Little India vicinity such as Obsessive Chocolat Desire (OCD) Ice Cream Café and Three’s A Crowd.

Located along Desker Road, it is just steps away from the ever-popular Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant 瑞春点心餐厅, and can perhaps attract some of the supper crowd who wants a further sweet treat.

Rotating ice cream choices include Cotton Candy, Hokkaido Milk, Blue Cookies Monster, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Banana, Mint Chip and Milo Dinosaur – more of the fun type.

A single scoop goes for $3.50, double at $6.50, with premium flavours costing an additional $1.00.

The real surprise was the freshly-made petal-shaped waffles, which had a delightful crispy layer contrasted with fluffy inside, and an alluring sweetness good enough to have on its own. Phat Chic Forever (Desker Road)

Three’s A Crowd
50 Race Course Road, Singapore 218562
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sat), 11am – 12am (Sun)

Halal-certified ice cream cafe Three’s A Crowd, has an outlet at Little India. And yes, it joins the league of several new ice cream cafes opened in Singapore recently.

Before you even step into the cafe, you will notice the organic fabric cutouts with curved steel pipes at the entrance.

The intricate curves and ripples created from the hanging tapestries are to mimic the scooping action of ice cream, leaving a trail in the ice cream tubs.

This is probably one of the most unique cafes I have been to in Singapore of late in terms of design.

The menu is similar to their outlet in Tampines West, serving Ice Cream (Single Classic $3, Double Classic $6, Single Premium $4.50, Double Premium $8), Waffles (Maple $6, Ondeh $9), Brownie ($4.80), Acai (Original $12, Cookie Butter $13), Coffee (Black $4, White $5), Tea (Oolong $5, Chai $6) and Shakes (Coconut $8, Avocado $8).

12 ice cream flavours are available when I visited, with classic choices such as Espresso, Mango Passion, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Double Chocolate, Oreo Mint and Coconut. Three’s A Crowd (Little India)

SlickShots
34 Whampoa West, #01-35, Singapore 330034
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon, Wed – Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat), 10am – 8pm (Sun), Closed Tues

Slickshots (not Slingshots) has opened in the heartlands at Boon Keng offering gelato, waffles and coffee.

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.

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. SlickShocks (Boon Keng)

Monday Blues
749 Geylang Road, Singapore 389655
Opening Hours: 1pm – 3am (Mon – Sun)

If you are feelin’ the Monday blues on Sunday night, you can hang out at this cafe till 3AM.

With 16 flavours on display, prices start from $4.80 for a single scoop and $7.80 for double scoops, with optional add-on Cone (+$1) or Cotton Candy Cloud (+$2).

Interesting flavours include Burnt Pineapple and Yuzu Lemon with Rose Lychee; while classic ones include the usual Dark Chocolate, French Vanilla Bean, Matcha, Pistachio and Earl Grey.

Classic Waffle with a single scoop of ice cream is priced at $10.50, whereas their signature Cloudy Waffle is only available with double ice cream scoops ($14.80). Monday Blues (Geylang)

Celine’s Gelato
275 Thomson Road, Novena Regency, #01-04, Singapore 307645
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Celine’s Gelato has gone from a mobile gelato cart to a physical shop with a bigger cafe space at Novena Regency.

The prices are reasonable, with Classic flavour starting from $5 for a single scoop and $7.50 for double scoops, whereas premium ones are priced at an additional $0.50 each.

There are 6 rotating flavours available at any one time due to the limit of gelato canisters in their gelato cart.

Classic flavours range from Chocolate, Black Sesame, Cookies & Cream, Choco Hazelnut, Mango Passion Sorbet, Key Lime; while Premium flavours include Pistachio and D24 Durian.

The Chocolate is their best-seller, made fresh with 72% Venezuela cocoa.

The Black Sesame gelato was my favourite – nutty, earthy, and rich, complemented with finely grounded sesame texture and the aroma of roasted sesame seeds. Celine’s Gelato (Novena Regency)

Apiary Ang Mo Kio
Jubilee Square, 61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-02, Singapore 569814
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)

Apiary, pronounced as “eh-pee-er-ee”, will not be unfamiliar to ice cream lovers, with their first outlet located just diagonally opposite to Shake Shack at Neil Road.

4.5 years later, they have opened their 2nd outlet at Jubilee Square in Ang Mo Kio, right next to the entrance of the mall.

Most of the 18 flavours here are similar to the ones offered at their flagship outlet along Neil Road.

Normal flavours include Coconut, Earl Grey, Black Current Sorbet, Fresh Banana, Blue Milk, Cookies & Cream, Caramelised Strawberry and Fresh Mint.

Premium flavours (additional $0.50) include Black Sesame, Matcha, Ferrero Rocher, 73% Dark Chocolate, Apiary (honey ice cream cacao nibs), Brown Butter & Pecan, Baileys & Brownie, Milk Chocolate & Cookies and Lychee & Yuzu Sorbet.

Desert Dessert
Blk 163, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-424, Singapore 560163
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Thur), 12pm – 1am (Fri – Sun)

Gelato Cafe With Bingsu At Ang Mo Kio
The 32 seater-space at Desert Dessert has a MUJI-style layout, decked in wooden benches and white table tops.

Stepping inside, the most eye-catching part of the deco is their colourful stools, that look like scoops of gelato, placed at every table.

Their menu is quite extensive for a Gelato Cafe, ranging from Gelato (Single $3.60/ Double $6.60) to Waffles ($5.50), Bingsu ($9.50 – $11.50), Specialty Shakes ($5.50 – $6), Global Flavour Local Twist drinks ($5.50 – $6.50), Boba Milk ($3.50 – $4), Coffee ($3 – $6) and Ice Blended ($7.50).

Even though there are only 10 Gelato flavours to choose from, which is quite limited for a gelato cafe, the gelatos here are considered vibrant and colourful in terms of appearance.

Flavours range from Classic (Single $3.60/ Double $6.60) Matcha, Coconut, Cookies & Cream, Strawberry, Earl Grey, Butterscotch Caramel and Raspberry to Premium ones (additional $1) such as Chocolate, Sea Salt and Mango Passion.

Drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with icing sugar, the waffle is aromatic with vanilla and buttermilk fragrance that most waffle lovers will enjoy. Desert Dessert (Ang Mo Kio)

Foursome Ice Cream & Waffle
22 Sin Ming Road #01-218, Singapore 570022
Opening Hours: 6:30pm – 1am (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 2am (Sat), 12pm – 1am (Sun)

Located at Upper Thomson under a residential block, Foursome Ice Cream & Waffle has joined the trend of ice cream bars in the vicinity opening past midnight.

14 ice cream flavours are available at any one time, ranging from regular ones such as Gula Melaka, Banana Nut Crunch, Hojicha, Black Sesame, Hokkaido Milk, Chamomile Honey Milk Tea, Mint with Cookie Chips, Mao Shan Wang, Sea Salt Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Tiramisu.

Single scoop is priced at $3.80, while double is $6.60.

Premium flavours are priced at an additional $0.80 (Single scoop $4.60, Double Scoops $8.20), and include Hazelnut Chocolate Rocher, Taro Yam Coconut and Speculoos Biscoff – probably the IT flavour of late.

I enjoyed the Waffle ($4.20) which was crispy with a light crunchy on the outside, complete with golden-brown shade.

The icing sugar and chocolate sauce was added to the sides for additional sweetness, yet without thankfully not interfering with the taste of the waffle. Foursome Ice Cream & Waffle (Upper Thomson)

Moin Moin Gelato
930 Yishun Central 1 #01-125, Singapore 760930
Opening Hours: 2pm – 10pm (Tues – Thurs), 2pm – 12am (Fri), 12pm – 12am (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon

Yishun is getting more and more ‘happening’ with a number of gelato cafes, from No Horse Run Gelato, Holy Cow Creamery, Overscoop, Hyogaki, to the recently opened Moin Moin Gelato.

Moin Moin’s classic scoops go for $3.90, superior for $4.70, and there is the premium at $5.40 – slightly on the expensive side for the “premium”.

Additional waffles is at an extra $5.00.

Classic gelato flavours include Black Sesame, Blue Pea Vanilla, Cookie & Cream, London Fog (Ear Grey Lavender), Salted Caramel and Yakult Vanilla.

The more expensive “Superior” flavours are Chocolate Stout, Matcha Azuki, Oolong Tea, Osmanthus Lychee, Peanut Butter Banana, Strawberry Biscoff, Valrhona Dark Chocolate, and White Chrysanthemum with Cocoa Nibs.

Naked Ice Cream
957 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534717
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2am (Mon – Sun)

Cheeky name aside, Naked Ice Cream is opened till 2AM every day for supper goers, and the plain waffles is priced at $3.80 – considered more affordable than many new cafes.

On its menu are classic ($3.80) and premium flavours ($4.80) such as Speculoos Cookies Butter, Mint Cookie Chip, Hojicha Green Tea, Strawberry Cheese Cake, Earl Grey Tea, Milo Dinosaur, Cookie Monster, Lychee Lime, and Hokkaido Milk.

So I went for the more interesting sounding Yubari Rock Melon with a delightful fruity sweetness, though I wished it was either creamier or more ‘sorbet-y’ while this was somewhere in middle.

Generally, the ice cream could be less sweet.

The waffle which was served in options of plain ($3.80) or ($4.80), came in two easy-to-manage pieces with light crispiness, buttery-ness and fluffy texture in between. Naked Ice Cream (Upper Serangoon Road)

Pints & Cones
304 Serangoon Avenue 2 #01-02, Singapore 550304
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 1:30pm (Fri), 1pm – 1:30am (Sat), 1pm – 11pm (Sun)

Pints & Cones pairs handcrafted gelato with craft beer offerings. Price wise, a Single Scoop retails at $3.50 and Double Scoop at $6.50.

They offer a series of classic gelato flavours such as Tiramisu, Roasted Pistachio, Mango Passionfruit and Rocher.

After scrutinizing, I felt that the flavours available were slightly common and a bit too ‘safe’ for the adventurous me.

Perhaps the most fanciful name that caught my attention was the Elderflower Lime, which came with sorbet-like texture.

I liked how the refreshing tangy notes complemented well with scented elderflower floral fragrance.

While the sign states that the flavour contains alcohol, I found it to be rather muted or perhaps overwhelmed by the former two taste profile. Pints & Cones (Serangoon)

The Better Scoop
264 Serangoon Central, #01-203, Singapore 550264
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Fans of Just Because Creamery in Sembawang will be thrilled to know that the brand has opened a second outlet in Serangoon right beside NEX.

With a rebranding to The Better Scoop, their new outlet at Serangoon is more spacious and can accommodate up to 32 pax.

Compared to first outlet in Sembawang, diners can look forward to a more extensive menu with more (18 versus 14) ice cream flavours (Single $4.20, Double $8, Premium +$0.50), unique Waffles ($6.50 – $6.80), Signature drinks ($5 – $6.50), Coffee ($3.50 – $5) and Tea ($4.50).

Interesting flavours include Orh Nee (Yam), Black Sesame Soy Milk, Luo Han Guo (Monk fruit) Longan, Tie Guan Yin, Chrysanthemum Goji Berries and Osmanthus Oolong.

Among the 3 seasonal waffles, the Tie Guan Yin Waffle ($6.50) and Nian Gao Waffle ($6.80) come with a traditional twist. The Better Scoop (Serangoon Central)

Fatcat Ice Cream & Coffee Boutique Store
15 Simon Road, 01-00, Singapore 545900
Opening Hours: 1pm – 10pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun), 1pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Tues

It has been 7 years since FatCat first opened in Bedok, known for their charcoal waffles with salted egg sauce.

The folks have finally opened their 2nd outlet with a new minimalist and clean outlook, decked in wood and white tone instead of their darker vibes over at Bedok.

Prices start from $4.50 for a single scoop ice cream and $8.50 for double scoops, with additional $1 for premium flavours.

16 oz pints are available at $18 and additional $4 for premium flavours such as Chocolate Old Fashioned, Black Forest, Mulled Wine Spiced Pear, Hokkaido Milk and Pistachio.

2nd Serving: Artisan Gelato & Tea
41 Holland Drive, #01-07, Singapore 270041
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun, Tues – Wed), 12pm – 11pm (Thurs – Sat), Closed Mon

This is another one of those ice cream shops that you may just walk past without noticing. Don’t think they even have a Facebook page, yet.

2nd Serving which is located at an inconspicuous side of 41 Holland Drive, is an artisanal gelato and tea shop with an interesting looking door.

Gelato goes for $4.50 for a single, and $8 for a double, with the premium flavours costing a dollar more.

Flavours include Pulut Hitam, Passion Fruit, Summer berries, Blueberry Cheese; while the premium ones are Banana Honey Roasted Nuts, Coffee Crunch, Salted Caramel Cheese, Ultimate Coconut, and Rum & Raisin.

Some customers may miss out flavours located on another section, and I was presented with choices I was more keen in, namely Genmaicha, Ovaltine, and Watermelon Soju.

Burnt Cones
105 Clementi Street 12, #01-02, Singapore 120105
Opening Hours: 11am – 12am (Mon – Fri), 9am – 12am (Sat – Sun)

Burnt Cones is at 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.

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. Burnt Cones (Sunset Way)

Hundred Acre Creamery
Block 109 Clementi Street 11, #01-37, Singapore 120109
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)

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”.

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.

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.

The Peach Basil was my favourite – citrusy and fruity with distinctive aroma. The taste of fresh basil also balances well with the overall flavours. Hundred Acre Creamery (Sunset Way)

Dawn’s Gelateria – Sunset Way
106 Clementi Street 12, #01-38, Singapore 120106
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Sun – Thur), 11am – 11pm (Fri – Sat)

Gelato Cafe Selling Waffles And Gelato ON Salad, At Clementi Sunset Way
Unlike most gelato bar that focuses primarily on their gelato and waffles, Dawn’s Gelateria also serves an extensive menu of hot food that ranges from Starters ($7 – 16) to Mains ($11- $26), Seafood ($20 – $26) and Pasta ($15 – $24).

There are a total of 18 rotating gelato flavours.

Available in 2 cup sizes, think Regular flavours (3oz $5 and 5oz $8) such as Valrhona Chocolate, Fior Di Latte (Milk), Earl Grey, Chocolate Sorbet, Lemon Sorbet, Watermelon & Lime, and Mint Stracciatella.

The Waffle came with golden brown crispy edges, thinner than the usual buttermilk waffle, with a denser and fluffy texture that is almost cake-like.

The highlight was the Watermelon and Lime sorbet, with sweetness from the watermelon on the first bite and a lingering refreshing citrus punch in the aftertaste due to the lime added.

The texture was dense and compact, non-icy with robust flavours that was not overly-sweet. Dawn’s Gelateria (Clementi Sunset Way)

Up in Smoke
NEWest, 1 West Coast Drive, #01-67, Singapore 128020
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Up In Smoke is opened by sister cafe Burnt Cones at Sunset Way.

Most of the gelato flavours are are similar across the two outlets, with 14 artisanal hand-crafted gelato flavours (Single $5, Double $9, Signature +$1, Supremo +$2) on display.

Customers can look forward to Bacio (Hazelnut chocolate), Fior de Latte (Milk), Oreo, Madagascar Vanilla, Earl Grey, Ube (Purple Yam), Scamorza (Smoked cheese), Black Sesame, Butterscotch, 85% Dark Chocolate, Pistachio, Thai Coconut Lychee and Strawberry Basil.

As their name implies, Up in Smoke focuses on smoked items on their menu, namely the Smoked Buttermilk Waffle ($10) and their Scamorza (Smoked cheese) gelato.

Hmm, from the name and the $10 price tag, the Smoked Buttermilk Waffle does burn a hole in the wallet (pun intended).

With a fragrant and smokey aroma, the smoked buttermilk waffle had a savoury, almost bacon-like taste to it, adding some complexity to the usual dessert. Up in Smoke (West Coast)

SugarTree Gelato
619D Bukit Timah Rd, 01-01, Singapore 269724
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Tue – Thurs), 9am – 10pm (Fri – Sat), 9am -5pm (Sun), Closed Mon

From the team that bought you Two Bakers, SugarTree Gelato is their latest venture and features an assortment of gelato made from scratch using all-natural premium ingredients.

They used to be located within Stars of Kovan, but has moved to Bukit Timah.

Some of the notable gelato flavours were Keylime Cheesecake, Passionfruit Mint and Lemongrass Ginger.

Single scoop retails for $4.20 and Double scoop going at $7.60, with a $0.80 top-up for Premium flavour gelato.

I was particularly intrigued by the Banana Milk, which reminded me of the famous Korean bottled beverage. The only difference is that real banana fruit goes into the gelato making process.

The owners shared that they use only ripened banana to achieve its natural sweetness, with no addition of artificial flavouring.

CakeArtelier Gelato Cafe
Beauty World Plaza #02-10, 140 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588176
Opening Hours: 3pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 1pm – 10pm (Sat – Sun, PH)

CA.Gelato Cafe is found at the slightly hidden away corner of Beauty World Plaza – not to be confused with Beauty World Centre where the food centre. This is at the lesser visited side.

There are the classics at $4 per scoop ($7 for double) and the premium flavours at $5.

Flavours include Cookie and Cream, Earl Grey Lavender, Strawberry Milk, Premium 85% Dark Chocolate, Chrysanthemum with Cacao Nibs, Apple Yakult, Chocolate Mint, and Pistachio.

Cone is at an additional dollar, while waffles is priced at $6. I did enjoy both gelato ordered – the Chrysanthemum with Cacao Nibs and Chocolate Mint, as they came with a certain smoothness and richness, while the nibs added textural contrast. CakeArtelier Gelato Café (Bukit Timah)

Salted Caramel Artisan Ice Cream – Bukit Timah
17 Lorong Kilat, #01-10, Kilat Court, Singapore 598139
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)

This Salted Caramel Artisan Ice Cream outlet at Lorong Kilat (off Bukit Timah) is right next to Udders Ice cream – much bigger than the one at Upper Thomson, less echoey, with minimalist woody décor.

A single scoop goes at $3.90, double for $7.60, while a take-home pint of 500ml is at $13.90.

Flavours include rotating choices of Ispahan, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Cookies & Cream, Earl Grey, Espresso & Caramel Biscuits, Horlicks Tim Tam, Lychee, Milo Crunch, Raspberry Sorbet, Tahitian Vanilla, Black Sesame, Speculoos, Kaya Toast, Hazelnut Praline, and Peppermint Brownie.

For first-timers, you probably have to go for signature Salted Caramel, a sweet and salty flavour included with hand harvested French flower sea salt aka Fleur de Sel.

What was appealing was that sweet, salty balance yet with a touch of that lingering bitter edge (more than the usual), pleasurable on the taste buds. Salted Caramel Artisan Ice Cream (Lor Kilat)

Lick D Cream
218 Bedok North Street 1, #01-09, Singapore 460218
Opening Hours: 3:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 3:30pm – 1am (Fri), 3:30pm – 12am (Sat), 2pm – 10pm (Sun)

Gelato Shop With Philippines And Local Flavours
Lick D Cream is the latest gelato shop on the block, located diagonally across Hay Gelatoin Bedok.

The 32-seaters space has a street style contemporary design using bold, artistic and colours to create a vibrant touch.

Both local and Philippines influences can be seen in their add-on, including the usual Waffle Cone ($1), local Pandan Waffles ($5.90) and Pandesal ($3.50) from The Philippines.

Local flavours include Milo Peng and Horlicks & Tim Tam whereas premium flavours (+$1) include Roasted Pistachio, Earl Grey Lavender, Strawberry Summer, Oreo Cheesecake and Naughty Nutella.

Some of the popular ‘Philippine flavours’ include Mango and Ube (pronounced as woo-beh) – bright purple yam with a sweet and mellow flavour.

As for the Pandan Waffle ($5.90), it tasted very similar to what we can get at local confectionery stores, with a chewy texture instead of being light and airy. Lick D Cream (Bedok)

La Creamery
55 Chai Chee Drive, #01-192, Singapore 460055
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 10:30pm (Sun – Wed), 12:30pm – 1am (Thu – Sat)

There are actually many items on the menu that seemed interesting and looked promising.

These include their Pu-Erh Waffles ($5), Honey Thyme Cone ($1), Ice Cream flavours (Single $3.80, Double $7, Triple $10, Premium +$1) – Lemongrass Ginger, Osmanthus Jasmine and White Chrysanthemum.

These botanical-flavoured waffles, cones and ice cream are made in-house in small batches, with rotating flavours every 3 weeks.

Classic ice cream flavours (Single $3.80, Double $7, Triple $10) include Caramelised Earl Grey, Mango Passionfruit, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, Lemongrass Ginger, Osmanthus Jasmine, Lemonade Sorbet and Cookies & Cream.

As for the premium flavours (Single $4.80, Double $9, Triple $13), you can expect White Chrysanthemum (which reminded me of Birds Of Paradise), Mao Shan Wang, Speculoos, Rocky Road and Lychee Raspberry Rose.

Butterspace
55 Chai Chee Drive, #01-198, Singapore 460055
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2am (Mon – Sun)

Butterspace is one of the newest additions to the many ice cream places at Bedok, joining shops such as Hay Gelato, Haute And Cauld, Lick D Cream, Scoop of Joy, FatCat Ice Cream Bar, and Denzy Gelato.

For those who want to get their ice cream fix, single scoops are priced at $3.50 each whereas double scoops at $6.50, with additional $0.80 for premium flavours and $4 for waffles.

The selection of ice cream flavours are pretty common such as Orh Nee, Dark Chocolate, Black Sesame, Strawberry Milk, Sawadee (Thai Milk Tea), Choco Banana and Cotton Candy.

The scoop of Orh Nee was decent, smooth and milky with notes of yam.

Scoop Of Joy
Blk 122, Bedok North Street 2, #01-128, Singapore 460122
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10:30pm (Tue – Sun), Closed Mon

Offering 16 gelato flavours at any one time, classic flavours include Cotton Candy Bubble Gum, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Chips, Cookies & Cream, Raspberry Passionfruit and Strawberry Cheesecake.

As for premium flavours, there are Sour Plum, Speculoos, Chocolate Hazelnut, Red Dates, Hojicha, Ondeh-Ondeh, Coconut Gula Melaka, Earl Grey, Milo Dinosaur and Dark Chocolate.

Even though Scoop of Joy does not make their gelato in house, they have interesting and uncommon flavours such as Sour Plum and Red Dates that may cater to the older generation staying in the nearby heartlands.

The Raspberry Passionfruit gelato was my favourite, smooth and not icy with a Calpis-like flavour that is light and refreshing.

The Cotton Candy Bubble Gum didn’t turn out to be as sweet as expected, with a smooth and creamy texture, lightly scented – allowed me to recall childhood memories of cotton candy. Scoop of Joy (Bedok)

Hay Gelato
136 Bedok North Ave 3, #01-148, Singapore 460136
Opening Hours: 1pm – 2am (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

By the folks behind Brine Restaurant at North Bridge Road is their new 18-seaters (10 indoors, 8 outdoors) gelato cafe at Bedok.

A single scoop of gelato is priced at $4.20 whereas premium flavours will cost an additional $1 and waffles at $5.50.

A total of 12 flavours will be available at any one time, with interesting flavours such as Balsamic Strawberry, Truffle, Meyer Lemon, Yuzu Ginger and Smoked Hay.

The Smoked Hay Gelato ($5.20 for premium flavour) is made by smoking real hay (plants or grass dried and stored as animal fodder or food) and infusing into their milk-based gelato, the Smoked Hay gelato was dented in the centre with cocoa nibs on top.

The gelato was smooth and milky, with distinctive smokey-ness that lingers in the mouth without the grassy flavours of hay, whereas the coca nibs add some crunch to it, making it more robust and earthy. Hay Gelato (Bedok)

Haute And Cauld
740 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3179, Singapore 470740
Opening Hours: 6am – 2am (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 2am (Sat – Sun)

Night owls can head to ice cream cafe Haute and Cauld at Bedok Reservoir.

The late-night hangout spot can be for those who needs some ice cream and waffles fix as they are opened till 2am daily.

The name is actually a play of the words “Hot & Cold”. That is because the café serves both (soon-to-launch) hot food mainly Egg Mayo and Tuna Mayo Sandwich Set ($10.90) and Ice Cream (Single scoop $3.80, Double scoops $7, Premium flavour +$1.50) and Waffles ($7.90).

The Waffles ($7.90) come in 3 different flavours: Red Velvet, Charcoal and Buttermilk with a set option ($12) that includes a single scoop of ice cream with a soft drink.

14 ice cream flavours are available on their display shelves, ranging from Pistachio, Brownies & cream, Route 88, Speculators, Strawberry Cheesecake, Aroy Mak (aka Thai Milk Tea, Mint), Golden Vanilla, Yubari Rock Melon, Cookie Monster, Creme Brûlée, Cotton Candy, to Camomile Honey.

The Yubari Rock Melon was less common and interesting, tasted like melon milk with a lingering fruitiness in its flavour. Haute And Cauld (Bedok Reservoir)

Emi’s Waffle and Gelato
Blk 825, Tampines Street 81, #01-46, Singapore 520825
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Sun – Thur), 12pm – 2am (Fri – Sat)

Emi’s Waffle and Gelato is the newest entrant in Tampines West, and it opens till midnight daily except on Fridays and Saturdays where it opens till 2am.

It has become a trend for ice cream shops to open till late, and this is definitely another hipster supper spot with its bright neon lights and a dark interior.

18 gelato flavours are available on display, with Premium flavours (Single $4.50, Double $8, Triple $11.50) such as Salted Caramel, Golden Vanilla Pod, Cookie & Cream and Matcha Green Tea.

The remaining flavours are all Supreme flavours (+$0.50 per scoop) such as Cinnamon Chocolate Fudge, Yubari Rock Melon, Black Forest Cherry, Blueberry Yogurt, Black Sesame, Double Espresso, Mont Blanc, After Eight, New York Cheesecake, Mao Shan Wang and Lychee Lime. Emi’s Waffle and Gelato (Tampines)

Around – Tampines
The Alps Residences, 115 Tampines Street 86, #01-51, Singapore 528537
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2am (Mon – Sun)
(temporary closed till 1 March 2022)

As a stand-alone building at The Alps Residence in Tampines, this is Around’s 2nd outlet, opened shortly after their first outlet in Ang Mo Kio.

With a total of 8 tables indoors, the ice cream cafe offers 16 flavours at any one time, ranging from interesting and outlet exclusive ones such as Yakult Oreo, Peanut Butter & Blueberries and Cereal Milk.

Other classic flavours include Pistachio, Speculoos, Strawberry Cheesecake, Peppermint, Salted Caramel, Durian, Matcha and Nutella.

Their Waffle ($7.90) was the highlight, thick and crispy with a choice of Nutella or maple syrup drizzle. It had a golden-brown hue on the inside with a crispy texture, fluffy and cake-like on the inside. Around (Tampines)

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* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary, Nicholas Tan @stormscape and Lewis Tan @juicyfingers.

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