Enter the still-developing BTO area in the Tampines West region and you will find a (literally) cool treat at Betsubara Creamery & Cafe.

The new cafe has established itself in a location (facing Tampines Boulevard Park) where new couples are avidly looking for fresh cafe spots to explore.

Not a stranger to the dessert cafe scene, Betsubara Creamery & Cafe has 3 other outlets (Marina Square, Thomson Plaza, Jurong Point) – not an easy feat in Singapore’s cafe industry.

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According to the owners, the concept originated from their love for ice cream, as dreamy (I mean creamy) as it sounds.

The owners went into partnership since 2015 and shared that their name means “separate stomach” in Japanese.

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The interior design is a mix of a space-themed futuristic area and wooden Scandinavian modern design.

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The menu at Betsubara Cafe & Creamery consists of Handcrafted Ice Cream ($4.80 for a Single Scoop, $8.50 for Double Scoop).

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For Super Premium flavours, add-on $1 for each scoop. They also have Junior Single ($3.80) portion of ice cream.

There are also Signature Hokkaido Butter Waffles ($7.90) and Butter Croffles (a 2-piece set for $9.90) which you could have your ice cream on.

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Soft cream lovers will be interested in their Sea Salt Hokkaido Milk Signature Soft Cream in a cup ($4.80) or cone ($5.80).

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We tried their Signature Hokkaido Butter Waffles ($7.90) with two scoops of ice cream ($8.50).

According to the website, their ice cream are use real Hokkaido milk. Besides being low fat and low sugar, their items are also vegetarian as it doesn’t use eggs.

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I found their waffles to be warm and crispy on the outside. Though less eggy and thus much denser than the normal waffle, it paired complementarily with the ice cream which was creamy and light.

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The Rock Melon Hokkaido Milk was not too sweet and had a very strong flavour.

The Kyoho Grape flavour was not too sweet too, but more muted and subtle in character. The maple syrup was a good accompaniment to the crispiness of the waffle.

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I also had the Butter Croffles (a 2-piece set for $9.90), with a scoop of Dark Nama Cacao Nibs ($5.80).

The ice cream uses Valhrona dark chocolate couveture and 70% cocoa.

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However it fell flat in its chocolate taste for me and didn’t have a depth of intensity I would have preferred.

At least I enjoyed the Croffles, and it had the same mouthfeel akin to good quality croissants.

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Their drinks menu features coffees, teas, and non-caffeinated drinks such as Chocolate ($5 for hot, $6 for iced), Milkshake (Create your own for $9), Root beer ($4), and Root Beer Float ($8).

The Cafe Latte ($5) uses beans sourced from Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee, a mix between Indian and Brazilian beans.

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Betsubara Creamery & Cafe is in a hidden but prime spot, ready to welcome their Easties moving in – which I think is a strategic concept.

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Betsubara Creamery & Cafe – Tampines
625B Tampines Street 61, #01-01, Singapore 522625
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Tues, Thurs – Sun), Closed Wed

Betsubara Creamery & Cafe – Thomson Plaza
Thomson Plaza #01-K3, 301 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574408
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Betsubara Creamery & Cafe – Marina Square
Marina Square #02-300, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat, Sun)

Betsubara – Jurong Point
1 Jurong West Central 2, Jurong Point (Japan Street), Singapore 648886
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:45pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 9:45pm (Sat – Sun)

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* Written by Laura Wong @llua. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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