The unpredictability of Singaporean weather has left us feeling cold and wet on some days and ridiculously warm on others. Thanks to the monsoon surge, Singapore had a cold spell of sorts as the temperature dropped below 23 degrees Celsius, including a record 21.2 degrees Celsius in certain places – the lowest temperature record since 2016. Sadly, the next two weeks are expected to heat up real quick, so we’ve shortlisted five cafes for you to satisfy that sweet tooth with a good “healthy” dose of ice cream.
Geometry is the cumulative effort of Emma Goh and Jeslyn Yeo, childhood friends and godsisters of 14 years. Looking to fulfil their dreams of having a business they could proudly call theirs, they left the education industry and financial sector respectively and tasked themselves with ice cream.
The pair commits themselves to launch at least three new flavours a month to stay fresh in this competitive industry. One of its most recent, the Peanut Butter Jelly (launched in November), remains my personal favourite, with the salty and sweet favours maintaining a good balance. However, for those looking for something more traditional, I would recommend the Goma – a mix of premium golden sesame with the classical black sesame, offering a sweet and nutty taste.
You might want to check out their Chinese New Year cookies too. These pistachio-cranberry-chocolate cookies are handmade and freshly baked in small batches, and come in Geometry’s limited edition box.
Customer service here is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face, with the staff being personally handpicked and trained by the godsisters.
Geometry is located at Blk 2 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-5142.
On a rainy Friday afternoon, I parked my car opposite and walked over.
What with my girlfriend frequenting this place, I was not going to let the weather deter me from checking it out. At first glance, it felt like a usual café – a little artsy, a little cosy, nothing special. For the first time, my girlfriend opens the door for me instead. Once in, she heads to the counter and orders a waffle with Summer Strawberries and Roasted Pistachio. Even the waffles are freshly baked upon each order here, so the long waiting time is worth. Good things come to those who wait, right?
The sweetness of the ice cream melts in your mouth, a perfect match with the warm waffles. A little flavourful, a little sweet. For those with a horrifically strong sweet tooth, this is the place.
Honestly, I would say it’s a tad overrated, but you should still check it out at least once.
Sunday Folks is located at 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens #01-52.
Baby Moo Creamery
Okay, so a new café moved in near my office last month, and nobody told me about it?
Baby Moo Creamery takes over the space from The Little Prince Café. The minimalistic café provides one of the more suitable spots for your candid and OOTD shots, with their white walls and neon lights.
The buttermilk waffles here are crispy with a great crunchiness, whereas they offer interesting flavours like Raspberry Mascarpone, Speculoo and Mao Shan Wang Durian Gelato made with real durian pulp.
It is also said that one of the co-owners have some coffee-pouring skills, if that puts a plus point in your book.
Baby Moo Creamery is located at 47 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #01-134.
You have heard of the Nasi Lemak Burger, but have you heard of the Nasi Lemak ice-cream?
Tom’s Palette has always been known for their unique and alluring ice cream flavours, so if you have not tried them out, you are probably living in a cave for real. In case you are doubting their ability, they are the pioneers in testing the limits of ice-cream making, so I see no worry of your ice cream tasting weird. Personally, I felt the Salted Caramel Cheesecake was very well-layered with a slight hint of cheesecake – A good match.
The prime location also means you can head down to treat yourself after a tiring walk around town.
Tom’s Palette is located at Shaw Tower, 100 Beach Road #01-25.
As the name suggests, the flavours offered here are literally inspired after whatever you can find in the botanical gardens.
Natural, unique and healthy at the same time, flavours such as White Chrysanthemum and Strawberry Basil, coupled with the signature Thyme Cone (freshly made right in front of you after you place your order), what else can you ask for? The homemade gelato base is soaked with various herbs, spices, fruits and flowers – 100% natural, promising a guilt-free dessert.
If you are craving for a dessert, but something not as sweet, then yeah you are looking at the right place.
Birds of Paradise is located at 63 East Coast Road #01-05.
Now you know where to take your girl if she craves for ice cream again.