It was after a meal at Pek Kio Food Centre when I noticed this new and humble-looking gelato shop at the adjacent block.

It also has an unusual name for a café – Days of Elijah Gelato.

No prizes what guessing what the owner’s name is. The café was inspired by the Christian song “Days of Elijah”. These are the days of Elijah. Declaring the word of the Lord…”

You would notice that the cafe is designed in such a way that it has some traits of Singapore heritage – from the Peranakan tiles to the heritage wall of posters depicting Singapore’s olden days and vanishing trades.

Owner Elijah Tan was a a Landscape Architect for 15 years and is fond of heritage architectural buildings and interior.

There is even an arch that is commonly found in colonial era houses, to raw cement look-a-like wall that resemble the shop houses back alley.

Days of Elijah Gelato specialises in artisan handcrafted gelato made within the shop, and flavours are inspired by local sweet treats of the 70s and 80s that bring happy memories.

These include the Lemon Puff, Haw Ah (hawthorn flakes), Pulut Hitam and Pandan Kaya.

There are also the more ‘regular’ flavours of Snickers, Spectaculoos, Cookies & Cream, Green Mint Chocolate, to Lychee Sorbet, because Elijah mentioned the children still like to order them.

A single scoop goes for $4, double at $7.50 (additional $1 for premium flavours). Top it up on Belgian Waffles at extra $5.50.

What I liked was that the Lemon Puff Gelato resembled the popular Khong Guan Lemon biscuits with some crunchiness within.

I just wondered the effect would have been better if those actual biscuits were used instead (perhaps there are some ‘technical’ difficulties and won’t be as crisp I guess).

The Haw Ah also incorporates pieces of Haw Flakes which are Chinese sweets made from the fruit of the Chinese hawthorn.

However, note that both flavours tend to be on the citrusy and sweet-sour side, so perhaps order a complementary flavour that would better balance the taste profile.

A gelato café with heart, and a place where parents and grandparents can bond their children and share their younger year memories.

Days Of Elijah Gelato
44 Owen Road, #01-313, Singapore 210044
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Tues – Thurs, Sun), 12pm – 12am (Fri – Sat)

Other Ice Cream Cafe Entries
Ong Lai Gelato (Boon Keng)
Sugartown (Punggol)
O Happi Place (Everton Park)
Cold Flings (Sengkang)
DOPA (Tanjong Pagar)

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