Best Dessert Spots in Singapore to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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By June Low

 

We may be known as a nation of foodies, but our desserts are also not to be belittled. From traditional to modern, here are some of the nine best dessert spots in Singapore!

1. L’eclair

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L’eclair is Singapore’s first eclair specialty store, and they have some of the prettiest and yummiest eclairs you can lay your eyes on. Stepping away from the traditional chocolate glazed puffs with plain cream, they have a myriad of flavours from isapahan and hazelnut to other seasonal flavours. They’re so immaculately decorated that you would think they are eclairs from Paris. They also make a great gift!

Address: 190 Clemenceau Ave, #01-28, Singapore Shopping Centre, Singapore 239924

Opening Hours: Open daily 10.30am – 7pm, open till 6pm on Sun

2. 2am:dessert bar

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Chef Janice Wong explores and goes beyond the limits of dessert at 2am:dessert bar, where she creates innovative masterpieces like Kinkan Osmanthus Tea from their latest spring degustation menu, which features kumquat compote with pistachio crumble, shungiku ice cream and yuzu bits. Mainstays also include the Chocolate Praline Poprocks Cake and Flower Shower, with cheesecake espuma, strawberry parfait, raspberry disc and orange blossom jelly.

Address: 21A Lor Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733

Opening Hours: Open 3pm – 2am, closed on Mon, open till 12am on Sun

3. Sunday Folks

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Nestled in the posh neighbourhood of Holland Village, Sunday Folks has built the reputation of being one of the hottest hangouts for young people over the years. Boasting a huge swirl of handcrafted soft serve on top of crispy waffles, it’s no wonder they’re so popular. They have unique flavours like earl grey lavender, roasted pistachio and sea salt gula melaka. If you haven’t done so already, make this your next weekend brunch date!

Address: 44 Jln Merah Saga, #01-52, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278116

Opening Hours: Open 1pm – 10pm, closed on Fri, Sat, Mon

4. Hatter Street

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Hatter Street serves up some of the most interesting desserts in Singapore at a relatively affordable price. Of course, there is the standard ice cream waffle, but there is an array of cakes that are as mad as the cafe’s namesake. Inspired by the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, the cafe comes up with all sorts of cakes like the Rabbit Hole, which is a sinful chocolate concoction of devil’s food cake, milk chocolate mousse and dark chocolate fudge. One of its most interesting desserts is the Smoked Sawdust Pudding inspired by the incense burning at temples in Macau. The biscuit crumbles on top of a custardy pudding layer have an intense smoky flavour that’s simply exquisite!

Address: 212 Hougang Street 21, #01-333, Singapore 530212

Opening Hours: Open daily 1pm – 10.30pm

5. L.E. Cafe Confectionery and Pastry

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Sure, we may love our egg tarts, but have you heard of soya bean tarts? That’s right, the beloved tau huay gets its own spin that’s much more refreshing than the traditional egg tart. L.E. Cafe may be quite different from the other dessert cafes on this list, but no doubt it is one of the best dessert spots in Singapore just for their Soya Bean Tart. They also sell moon pies, which are like mooncakes but with the paste encased in a pie-layer similar to pineapple tarts. For good spins on traditional desserts, come to L.E. Cafe!

Address: 31/33 Mackenzie Rd, #01-01, Singapore 228686

Opening Hours: Open daily 10.30am-7pm, open till 4pm on Sun

6. Tarte by Cheryl Koh

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For exquisite desserts perfect for a girls’ day out, check out Tarte by Cheryl Koh. Named ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’ by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2016, Cheryl Koh has created this concept patisserie focused on tarts. Expect decadent tarts with buttery crusts like Pecan Maple, Tasmanian Cherries and even Coconut Pandan for those who like it old-school.

Address: 1 Scotts Rd, #02-12/13, Singapore 228208

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 10pm

7. Windowsill Pies

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On the topic of tarts and pies, Windowsill Pies is definitely one of the best dessert spots for pie. Boasting the humble cherry pie to exotic flavours like Pumpkin Bourbon, it has become one of the top go-to spots for people to hang out at and satisfy their sweet tooth. Actually, scratch that — their cherry pie isn’t humble! Morello Cherry is one of their best-sellers lovingly made with hand-cooked sticky cherry jam with juicy sour cherries in a buttery sugar cookie lattice crust. Yum!

Address: 17 Haji Lane, Singapore 189210

Opening Hours: Open daily 11am – 8pm, open till 10pm on Fri and Sat

8. Birds of Paradise

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For good old-fashioned ice-cream, Birds of Paradise is the place to visit, except it’s not so old-fashioned — it features creative flavours inspired by nature such as the refreshing Peach and Rose Sorbet, Earl Grey Lavender that has a bit of kick, and the creamy Butterfly Pea Vanilla. The Michelin recommended ice cream boutique has opened another branch at Changi Jewel for tourists and locals to enjoy.

Address: 63 East Coast Rd, #01-05, Singapore 428776

Opening Hours: Open 12pm – 10pm daily, closed on Mon

9. Ah Chew Desserts

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Last but not least, Ah Chew Desserts serves up some of Singapore’s most comforting Chinese dessert soups. With classics like ginger soup with rice balls, steamed milk egg custard as well as gingko, barley and beancurd soup, their repertoire is sure to amaze lovers of Chinese dessert soups. Of course, there are more choices like pulut hitam with ice cream and other shaved ice desserts. This is definitely a must-go if you’re bringing foreign friends around to try some Chinese dessert.

Address: 1 Liang Seah Street, #01-10/11 Liang Seah Place, Singapore 189032

Opening Hours: Open 12.30pm – 12am on weekdays, 1.30pm – 1am on weekends

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