8 New Dessert Cafes In Singapore With Insta-Worthy Cakes, Tarts, Pastries
There's the new Gram cafe at Punggol with new soufflé pancake flavours & savoury meals, and the pink dessert cafe Sweetish at Parklane mall. And on top of these two, there are eight more new dessert cafes in Singapore, each with artisanal and gorgeous treats you can enjoy in stylish interiors.
Keep reading to check them out!
#1 Cafe Kuriko
Cafe Kuriko is a new dessert cafe in Funan mall that specialises in mont blanc, a chestnut-centred confectionary beloved in Japan.
There are two flavours of mont blanc ($13.90) that are freshly piped to order, Waguri, a Japanese variety of chestnut, and Purple Sweet Potato. You can choose either chestnut or cheese as your mont blanc base.
The purée on top had a light, creamy consistency with rich and decadent chestnut flavour. Paired with the alcohol-infused chestnut cake and cream base and chestnut bits, this mont blanc never gets boring.
The cafe also serves mont blanc in the form of a parfait. The Purple Sweet Potato Parfait ($13.90) has vanilla ice cream, rice crisps and jelly under the mont blanc puree, topped with chestnut bits, dango, cake and chocolate.
The purple sweet potato had a deep flavour and creamy richness without being too sweet - perfect for local taste buds. It's complemented by various toppings that added many contrasting textures from crunchiness to chewiness.
Besides mont blanc, Cafe Kuriko also serves tarts and cakes. Some worth trying are the refreshing Mixed Fruit Tart ($9.35/slice) with tangy fruit slices weaved between delicate cream, and Mont Blanc Zuccotto ($10.90), a mont blanc and tart fusion.
Out of the eight Cha-Nabes, we went for the Aburi Chicken Truffle Soya Milk Set ($18.90, or $15.90 for a la carte) which comes with with potato salad, pickles and a drink.
Everything about this cha-nabe hit the right spot, from the tender chicken with a charred flavour and mushrooms to the springy udon noodles and comforting broth with a pronounced truffle aroma. Those with lactose intolerance can also consider this meal option when the mood for a milky, rich broth arises.
Although the set came with drinks, we also tried the Mont Blanc Latte ($8.90), a surprisingly perfect mix of chestnut mont blanc puree and creamy coffee, and Matcha Latte ($7.90), a rich and smooth drink that matcha connoisseurs would approve of.
The interior has a minimalist, unpretentious vibe while still being a cosy spot for a meal or dessert.
#2 LA VIE
Formerly an online, home-based patisserie named Reverie Patisserie, it has since evolved into LA VIE, a cafe with a minimalist aesthetic.
But the real highlight of this cafe is their pretty, delicate desserts that are curiously given people names. Alfie ($10) is a fallen ice cream cone dessert made of Valrhona Jivara mousse, banana slices, salted caramel, milk chocolate ganache and dark chocolate cake.
For something sweeter, try Chloe ($8.50), a lychee and rose cake topped with popping lychee boba.
A fruity option is Kaiser ($9), a mango-centred dessert with passionfruit sponge and popping boba.
There are also some desserts with non-human names like Bailey's Tiramisu ($8.50), a classic Italian tiramisu that looks like a potted plant, and the adorable porcupine-shaped Épic ($11) that will be a hit among chocolate lovers.
#3 Nuage Patisserie & Boulangerie
The patisserie's name, Nuage, meaning "cloud" in French, reflects its free-spirited nature. Like how clouds are constantly changing but are beautiful in every form, Nuage's desserts are whimsical, unexpected and always aesthetically pleasing.
Starting from their most stunning creation, Exotic Coco ($9.80) is a daisy-shaped delight made of coconut whipped ganache and banana compote on top of a crunchy coconut sablé base.
Something to befuddle your senses is the Strawberry Popcorn ($9.80), a realistic-looking dessert that's completely edible, down to the "paper" carton. This creative popcorn-shaped cake has a variety of textures with a fluffy vanilla sponge, smooth strawberry cream & compote, and crunchy crumble base and chocolate-coated popcorn.
For more traditional flavours, try the Pistachio Strawberry Tart ($9.20). It has melt-in-your-mouth pistachio almond cream and pistachio whipped ganache coupled with strawberry confit for a tangy punch, all perfectly arranged on a crunchy sablé base.
Novelty items aside, Nuage also has classic French pastries like Croissants ($4) and Pain Au Chocolat ($4.50) made of AOP French butter. This type of butter is often regarded as the ingredient for making perfect croissants that have flaky, crisp layers of delicate dough and a rich taste with subtle hazelnut highlights.
Nuage Patisserie & Boulangerie
Address: 47 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169361
Opening hours: Wed & Thurs: 9.30am - 5pm, Sun: 8.30am - 4pm (check with the cafe for updated opening hours)
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#4 Whiskit Bakery & Cafe
Helmed by a Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo pastry graduate, Whiskit Bakery & Cafe has just moved to a new location with a nature-inspired look.
The interior is filled with various forms of greenery from a giant leafy mural and plant-patterned wallpaper to hanging and potted plants.
The cafe specialises in tarts that are even prettier than the store. Besides classic flavours like Lemon Meringue ($7) and Hazelnut Speculoos ($7), you can also venture into unique, local-inspired ones like Kaya Ondeh ($5)and Orh Nee Ginko ($7).
Their cakes are also a must-try. Some bestsellers are the Chocolat ($8.50) and Ondeh Ondeh ($7) cakes as well as the Valrhone Chocolate Brownie ($5).
This cafe can also be a brunch destination as they serve affordable local comfort food like Curry Chicken ($8), Kaya & Earl Grey Butter Toast ($2.20 - $2.40) and Traditional Kopi/Teh ($1.80 - $2.40).
Whiskit Bakery & Cafe
Address: 11 Biopolis Way, #01-08 Helios, Singapore 138667
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 5pm, Sat: 11am - 5pm, closed on Sundays. (pastries available from 11am)
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#5 Matchaya at Takashimaya
Matchaya has opened its largest cafe yet in the heart of Orchard. This new outlet has its signature Japanese-inspired look with a grey and dark teal colour scheme.
Their signature matcha desserts remain a mainstay at this cafe. Matcha lovers will be spoilt for choice with bittersweet delights like Matcha Choux Puff ($5), Matcha Azuki Roll Cake ($6), Signature Matchaya Parfait ($16.90) and Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream ($6).
Other desserts on the menu include the vividly coloured Fluffy Roll Cakes ($6) in four flavours: Matcha Azuki, Lavender Earl Grey, Raspberry Swirl and Yuzu Coconut.
#6 Hvala at Craig Road
Japanese tea house and dessert cafe Hvala has just opened their latest outlet at Craig road and it's the first one to feature a 100% vegan menu.
Vegans, vegetarians and the lactose-intolerant can indulge in their range of desserts that are entirely free of animal products including Matcha Mont Blanc ($8.80), Mont Noir ($), Warabi Mochi ($4.80) and Waffles ($11.80) with Gelato ($5.80 – $7.80).
The cafe interior has their signature zen Japanese-style look with minimalist furniture, houseplants and artwork lining the walls.
The most coveted and photo-worthy seating spot is this bright and cosy space below with a light well and a living room-type set-up.
#7 Edith Patisserie Cake Bar
Edith Patisserie Cake Bar also originated as a home-based bakery and recently launched their first dine-in cafe.
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The interior has an industrial style with a pretty, cosy touch. Exposed cement contrast with leafy greens and dried flowers for a Pinterest-worthy aesthetic.
Their signature Sliced Cakes ($8) come in a wide variety of flavours from classics to more unique ones like Thai Milk Tea, Gin & Tonic and Coconut Gula Melaka.
On those days you're craving simple comfort food, you can't go wrong with their Mini Basque Cheesecake ($13). This warm, creamy cheesecake is served with mixed berries and honey soft serve ice cream.
For those who love matcha and lava cakes, the Matcha Terrine ($17) has both of your loves in one. Break into the wobbly matcha cake and you'll get warm matcha lava oozing out for a satisfying sight. It's also served with mixed berries and honey soft serve.
Edith Patisserie Cake Bar
Address: 9 Penang Rd, #01-06, Singapore 238459 (2-minute walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)
Opening hours: Mon & Weds to Fri: 11am - 7pm, Sat: 12 - 9pm, closed on Tuesdays.
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#8 Tigerlily Patisserie
Online bakery Tigerlily Patisserie has just opened its first cafe in Singapore with a vibrant tropical-inspired interior.
Led by a pastry chef from a Michelin-starred restaurant, the cafe offers breakfast and brunch items in addition to desserts and pastries.
But undoubtedly, the star of their menu is their artistic looking desserts with a theatric air. The Beehive ($11) looks like, well, a beehive, Pistachio Marimo ($10) looks like a cute moss ball, and Pink Guava & Pear ($10) is a delicate little thing adorned with flower petals and pistachios.
Bonus new dessert cafes in Singapore:
- Tearuk Dessert Bar - Thai yaowarat buns with oozing fillings, Thai red ruby, bubble tea, snow ice & more
- Sweet Cheeks - gelato cafe has unique flavours like Baileys & Brownies and opens till 1am
- Lady M Champagne Bar - first of its kind in the world with brunch food, afternoon tea and Champagne Mille Crêpes
- Cat & The Fiddle - beloved local cheesecake brand's first cafe with cheesecakes, soft serve ice & waffles
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Text by: GirlStyle SG