Best dessert places of 2020
Even though the F&B industry has been badly hit by COVID-19, we are thankful that some of our favourite dessert spots managed to pull through. Regardless of the situation, desserts are a must. Here we present to you 10 best dessert places in Singapore to check out after a good meal.
For desserts on a budget (<$5)
1. Bloom Artisan
It’s always a joy to people in the neighbourhood when little cafes pop up in the estate. Bloom Artisan popped up deep in the estate of Yishun and surprised many with its Brown Butter Sourdough Waffle ($4) and handmade gelato flavours on rotation. Each scoop is priced from $3.50, featuring flavours such as Strawberry Ricotta, Hojicha and more.
Check out our Bloom Artisan review!
Address: 645 Yishun Street 61, #01-322, Singapore 760645
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 12pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9889 0366
Bloom Artisan is not a halal-certified eatery.
With the Circuit Breaker came the rise of many home-based businesses, some so successful that they managed to open physical cafes. Guilt is one of them, delivering thick and chonky IG-worthy cookies that rival Nasty Cookie’s. You won’t go wrong ordering their signature Walk of Shame ($4.50), which is an indulgent mix of dark chocolate chunks and gooey marshmallow.
Check out our Guilt review!
Address: 29 Arab Street, Singapore 199728
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 3pm
Guilt is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Carmen’s Best
Accessibly located at Capitol Piazza, Carmen’s Best is a popular Filipino ice cream shop that’s known for its lusciously dense ice cream that is free from additives and water. Single scoops are priced at $4.90 each. We recommend trying He’s Not Worth It and Brown Butter Almond Brittle for chocolate and nut lovers respectively.
Check out our Carmen’s Best review!
Address: 13 Stamford Road, #B1-32, Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178905
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat 11am to 10pm, Sun 11am to 9pm
Carmen’s Best is a halal-certified eatery.
For desserts on payday (<$10)
4. STEEPED Tea Bar
If you’re looking for a beautiful and cosy spot to catch up with a friend or two, STEEPED Tea Bar at Bugis is worth the visit. Find great-tasting teas including their Pear High Mountain Oolong ($6.30) and Soursop Sencha ($6.60), which are made from quality ingredients. Writer’s note: “Just be sure not to compare their drinks to bubble tea.”
Check out our STEEPED Tea Bar review!
Address: 2 Tan Quee Lan Street, #01-01, Singapore 188091
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9120 1169
STEEPED Tea Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
LUNA is a dessert cafe at Amoy Street selling trendy cakes such as their Orh Nee ($8) and Hazelnut Caramel ($8.50). The former is a surprisingly light one which has layers of fluffy vanilla sponge and chunky mashed yam in between. The latter is a total opposite with its dense and bittersweet chocolatey layers and Valrhona Guanaja 55% chocolate ganache.
Check out our LUNA review!
Address: 53 Amoy Street, Singapore 069879
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 6:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 4pm
LUNA is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Simple Cafe
Located at the NEWest mall, Simple Cafe offers Taiwanese cafe vibes with delicate, minimalistic cakes that are made for the ‘gram. We especially enjoyed their Hazel ($8.50), a rich chocolate cake with hazelnut praline, and the Mont Blanc ($9), a spin on the Japanese tart with berry compote in the middle, complementing the chestnut.
Check out our Simple Cafe review!
Address: 1 West Coast Drive, #01-87, NEWest, Singapore 128020
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 9:30am to 7:30pm
Tel: 9618 1572
Simple Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Dolc Patisserie
Dolc Patisserie got so Instagram-famous that our writer made a beeline for it weeks after it opened. The reason why it caught all the attention was because of its intricately designed tarts. On top of being good lookers, the tarts also boasted unique flavours such as strawberry and basil accompanied by rich mascarpone cheese. Must-tries include Charlotte ($8.50+) and Passionfruit Meringue Tart ($7.50+).
Check out our Dolc Patisserie review!
Address: 67 Kampong Bahru Road, #01-00, Singapore 169371
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 9am to 6pm, Sun 10:30am to 5pm
Dolc Patisserie is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Mel Pot
Mel Pot is great for those hankering for a trip to Japan for a taste of their rich and milky desserts. Located at Orchard Central, the kiosk in Hokkaido Marche has a plethora of unique sweet treats ranging from drinks like Matcha Lovers ($7.80), which features chewy warabimochi, to medium-sized cakes like the Half ripe Castella Cake ($18).
Check out our Mel Pot review!
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #B2-11 to 29, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Mel Pot is not a halal-certified eatery.
For desserts on date nights <$13.50+
9. Kki Sweets
If IG-worthy or beautiful-as-art desserts are what you fancy, get spendy at Kki Sweets. Hidden within Raffles Hotel, the chill cafe operates solely via reservations, thanks to their overwhelmingly popular plated desserts. There’s something for everyone here—Koide ($10.50+) for fruity flavours, Teh ($9.50+) for tea enthusiasts, and Fromage ($13.50+) for cheese lovers.
Check out our Kki Sweets review!
Address: 3 Seah Street, #01-01, Singapore 188379
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 11am to 7pm, Sun 11am to 5pm
Tel: 9799 2668
Kki Sweets is not halal-certified eatery.
10. Durian Lab
This new durian-centric dessert cafe was one of the first places we covered as Phase 2 opened. Making cakes and tarts with Ah Seng Durian puree, Durian Lab Cafe satisfies the cravings of durian fans well past the end of durian season in Singapore. Expect full-bodied flavours in their MSW Burnt Cheesecake ($11), MSW Short Cake ($9.50), MSW Durian Tart ($8.50) and more.
Check out our Durian Lab Cafe review!
Address: 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-22, Singapore 151119
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 9159 6160
Durian Lab Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
Arm yourself with these best dessert spots
Bad habit or not, every meal should end on a sweet note. We are glad this year’s new desserts entrants cover places from bustling Orchard to cosy spots in heartlands like Yishun. If you are looking for more good food that is newly opened in 2020, check out our list of best afternoon tea or best buffets!