One of the most inviting things about ice cream stores is the toasty aroma of freshly made waffles. If you allow yourself to be drawn by the scent, you’ll find yourself standing in front of an ice cream display next, deciding which flavours to go with your piping hot waffle. You won’t regret it, because your taste buds are in for a treat.
Crispy, brown waffles. Rich and creamy gelato. That’s really all you need for an indulgent break at any time of the day. To save you the trouble of looking for ice cream parlours to visit, here are 30 cafes for ice cream and waffles, including one that has savoury waffles too!
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FATCAT Ice Cream Bar plays matchmaker with their unconventional ice cream waffle pairings. Order the Charcoal Waffles and Butterbeer Ice Cream ($11), and top it off with a drizzle of liu sha (salted egg yolk) sauce for just an extra dollar! If you’re feeling daring, opt for the Mysterious Flavour ($4.50) and let FATCAT surprise you with something you’d never expect.
Address: 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 1pm to 10pm
Tel: 6241 0830
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This quaint looking cafe handmakes small batches of soft-serve ice cream every morning to serve with freshly made waffles. The classic Sunday Folks’ plate ($11.90) makes for an Instagram worthy shot─two square Belgian waffles with a swirl of creamy soft serve. A bite of their crispy waffles paired with a dollop of creamy Earl Grey Lavender ice cream will have you begging for more.
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278116
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6479 9166
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If there was a competition for the crispiest waffle, I think we have a winner in Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee. Waffles here, with an undeniable crisp exterior and fluffy texture, are served in twos ($6). Accompany this with an additional scoop of their freshly churned ice cream ($8.50), produced using only natural quality ingredients such as Tahitian Vanilla Beans and hand-harvested sea salt. You’ll never go wrong with their best-selling ice cream flavours, so check out their Earl Grey Lavender and seasonal Tau Huay (soya bean) ice creams!
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This quirky cafe will surely satisfy ice cream fans. The Milky Way serves ice cream ($3.50) that’s rich and aromatic. Their signature flavours include Smurf (butterscotch flavour), Sicilian Pistachio, and Mao Shan Wang Durian. What really caught my attention was the fact that Smurf does not contain any artificial colouring! The cafe uses blue butterfly pea flowers to create a rich blue hue. Let’s not forget the crisp waffles ($5) that are surprisingly buttery inside.
Address: 48 Tanglin Halt Road, #01-333, Singapore 142048
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am to 9pm
Tel: 9827 6502
Stand in front of MADLYGOOD’s counter and you’ll find yourself having a hard time pondering what to get. That’s because they serve a couple of wafflewichs as well as waffle and ice cream combinations, including the chocolatey Muddy Banana Caramel ($13.50), which is a hot favourite. For those who still can’t decide, try their latest anniversary-special dish─Speculoos Biscoff Waffles. With two hefty pieces of speculoos waffles, this new creation is served with a fragrant housemade vanilla butter sauce, fruits, and a black sesame powder garnish.
Read our MADLYGOOD review.
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-12, JCube, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12:30pm to 9:30pm, Fri 12:30pm to 10:30pm, Sat 11:30am to 10:30pm, Sun 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6694 3235
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As an Eastie, I boast about this cafe a lot because of their interesting creations. Three’s a Crowd plays around with flavours that truly appeal to our local palate, such as the Churros Waffles ($8) that are generously coated with cinnamon sugar and paired with toasted marshmallow and chocolate sauce. Make it extra decadent by topping it up with a scoop of their freshly churned ice cream ($3), though we recommend their premium flavours ($4) such as the Leegacy (dark chocolate) or Roasted Pistachio.
Read our Three’s A Crowd review.
Address: 802 Tampines Ave 4, #01-11, Singapore 520802
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 10:30pm, Fri 11am to 11pm, Sat 11am to 12am
Tel: 6702 0700
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Many head to Lickers to satisfy their late-night sugar cravings because this ice cream bar opens till 2am daily! On top of its laid-back ambience and cheeky neon decor, they serve ice cream and waffles that are as Instagrammable as its interior. A thick slab of their waffles with a scoop of ice cream costs $7.50. Look out for some of their more interesting flavours such as Oolong Lavender, Cookie Monster as well as Yakult Oreo. Be prepared to queue especially if you’re heading over after 10pm!
Address: 124 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1446, Singapore 530124
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 1pm to 2am, Fri-Sun 12pm to 2am
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Oblong makes truly extravagant and unique loaded waffles. Customise your own combo ($10) with your choice of waffles, syrup and ice cream. Besides the usual waffle flavours of Buttermilk and Red Velvet, go big or go home with their supreme flavours for an additional $3─Tiramisu, S’Mores and Strawberry Shortcake.
Address: 10 Maju Avenue, Singapore 556688
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 12pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 1pm to 1am
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Located in Choa Chu Kang, Hey Sugar isn’t just a place that’s pretty in pink. They also serve great waffles along with an array of ice cream flavours such as Cotton Candy Bubblegum and Blueberry Yogurt. Stretch your dollar with their waffles, available in Plain, Charcoal or Red Velvet, with their single scoop ice cream set ($9.90) that’s accompanied by your choice of Ice Brewed Shaken Tea.
Address: 818 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1, #01-06, Singapore 680818
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 12:30pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 12:30pm to 11:30pm
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People flock to Wimbly Lu especially on weekends for two things─brunch and desserts. Of course, if you’re here for their waffles and ice cream ($7.50), you won’t be disappointed. While their selection of flavours is not as extensive as other parlours, the tastes and textures of their offerings are right on point. We hear their Chocolate Truffle and Honey Cinnamon ice cream are pretty good. Douse it with maple syrup for an extra burst of sweetness!
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Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day, though this cosy cafe in Toa Payoh serves waffles instead. Pair their light and crispy Signature Plain Waffles with double scoops of either their classic ($7) or premium gelato ($8.50). They also have their own waffle creations, such as the Nyonya Chendol ($14.90). This dessert features two generous scoops of chendol gelato and vanilla soft-serve, adorned with azuki red beans, strands of chendol jelly, gula melaka and coconut flakes.
Address: 94 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #01-32, Singapore 310094
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 12pm to 9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8778 3862
What was initially a portable gelato cart has now expanded to a new brick-and-mortar ice cream shop at Novena Regency. At Celine’s Gelato, you can choose between six to eight simple flavours starting from $5 a scoop, which is served right from the cart’s golden pozzetti, which is a traditional way of storing gelato. Complete your gelato with their freshly made buttery waffles ($2.80 with gelato) as well as chocolate shavings ($1).
Read our Celine’s Gelato review.
Address: 275 Thomson Road, #01-30, Novena Regency, Singapore 307645
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 8pm
Tel: 9068 8961
This one’s for the chocoholics. Obsessive Chocolat Desire Cafe specialises in chocolate desserts, including their selection of chocolate ice cream with different cocoa percentages. Whether it is the semi-sweet milk chocolate or the rich, bittersweet cocoa flavour, there’s something for everyone here. Select between the Original, Chocolate and Black Sesame Waffle ($5) with additional ice cream of your choice ($4). If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for their Corn Cheese or Truffle Waffle ($5) instead.
Address: 114 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208834
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
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Titled as Singapore’s Best Gelato in 2019, Denzy Gelato has legit handcrafted ice cream with unique flavours that would surely pique your interest. Look out for one of their best-seller, the Persian Prince, which is a blend of almond and saffron. They also managed to transform a typical breakfast item into a delicious gelato flavour─Cereal Milk. Accompany a single scoop of gelato ($3.60) with a slice of waffle ($5) to make this sweet treat even more satisfying.
Read our Denzy Gelato review.
Address: 506 Bishan Street 11, #01-404, Singapore 570506
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8876 4925
The Better Scoop puts an innovative spin on the ice cream waffles trend with their Nian Gao Waffles ($6.80), an ooey-gooey confection that makes for a textural pairing with the gelato. Each waffle comes with four squares of nian gao, so you get notes of toffee and brown sugar with every bite. The Better Scoop has a selection of inventive gelato flavours as well, including the Black Sesame Soy Milk ($4.70) and Hoegarden Rose ($4.70), which you’d be hard-pressed to find at other gelato cafes.
Read our The Better Scoop review.
Address: 264 Serangoon Central, #01-203, Singapore 550264
Opening hours: Tue to Sun, 12pm to 10pm
Bid goodbye to regular waffles and ice cream, and say hello to soft-serve ice cream with egglets at AM:PM Cafe. This Ang Mo Kio haunt has been around since December 2022, serving up this distinct combo. There are several flavours on the menu, but we recommend the Pandan Delight ($12.50), which comes with a pandan egglet waffle, coconut soft serve, nata de coco, green sago, desiccated coconut, and gula melaka. If you want to DIY, prices start from $9 for the waffles, and ice cream start at $4.50 per flavour. Plus, they’re open till 12am from Friday to Sunday!
Read our AM:PM cafe review.AM:PM cafe review.
Address: 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-2365, Singapore 560529
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11:45am to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:45am to 12am
The Humble Scoop specialises in locally inspired gelato flavours that will transport you right back to childhood. A scoop starts at $4, but you can also enjoy a scoop with a waffle for $8. Over 30 flavours are available daily, and they rotate monthly. However, the bestsellers remain a permanent fixture. These include their popular Orh-Bee-Good ($4) and Guava Sourplum ($4). The latter is one we really enjoyed, thanks to how much the tartness of the sour plum shone through. Do note that dine-in isn’t available, so you’ll have to enjoy your dessert to-go.
Read our The Humble Scoop review.
Address: 865 Mountbatten Road, #B1-92, Katong Shopping Centre, Singapore 437844
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 12pm to 8:30pm, Fri-Sun 12pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 8803 5981
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Gelatolabo is one of the more well-known ice cream and waffle joints in Singapore. They’re known for their experimental flavours made with local and organic ingredients, where possible, and their ice creams are also hand-churned for extra-creaminess. Bestselling flavours include the Strawberry & Basil, and the 70% Guanaja Dark Chocolate & Valencia Orange Peel. A scoop starts from $5. You can enjoy their ice cream with their signature Tokyo Mochi Waffles ($7.90), made with Japanese flour and mochi bits for chewiness.
Glasshouse cafes are quite trendy in Singapore of late, with Around Cafe being one of the earliest to join the bandwagon. Located on the compound of a condominium complex in Tampines, Around Cafe is open till 2am daily, making them ideal for sweet-toothed supper cravings. Order the Waffles With Two Rounds ($14.90) for a thick, cakey waffle and two scoops of gelato. Popular flavours include the Hazelnut Rocher and Strawberry Cheesecake.
Read our Around Cafe review.
Address: 117 Tampines Street 86, The Alps Residences, Singapore 528538
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 2am
Icebar first opened in Hougang, and gained heaps of social media traction thanks to their neon-lit interiors, as well as the fact that they open till 2am over the weekend. Since their Hougang flagship took off, Icebar has opened their sophomore outlet at GR.ID Mall in Dhoby Ghaut. Waffles start at $5.50 for the original, or $6.80 for either the charcoal or coffee.
Read our Icebar review.
Glacier garnered a fair bit of buzz when they first opened thanks to their pandan mochi waffles. Priced at $8, the waffles are dense and chewy, almost kueh-like—think the waffles from your neighbourhood bakery, levelled up. They’re best known for their floral flavours, such as their Blue Pea Lemongrass Pandan ($5) and Oolong Osmanthus ($5). Apart from ice cream, they also have a full cafe menu available, with dishes like pasta and french toast. On Fridays and Saturdays, the cafe opens till 1am.
Read our Glacier Cafe review.
Address: 161 Lavender Street, #01-09, Singapore 338750
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 1am
Tel: 6993 5148
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Natter Coffee & Gelato takes over what used to be Haven Coffee. The dessert cafe also has a variety of pastries on the menu, but they’re most famous for their Hojicha Waffles ($5), and Asian-inspired gelato flavours. The waffles are aromatic and fluffy, and dusted with hojicha powder to serve. Enjoy them with the Momo Sencha, a green tea and Japanese peach combi, or the Korean Sikhye, flavoured like the popular barley punch drink. Gelato prices start at $5.
Address: 124 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088533
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Thurs 11am to 10pm, Fri 11am to 12am, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 12am
Tel: 8044 2784
Another household gelato cafe is Apiary, located in a shophouse along Neil Road. They make all their ice creams and sorbets from scratch, with prices starting at $4.20 for a single scoop. Blue Milk is their perennial bestseller. The milk-based ice cream is tinted blue thanks to blue pea, and elevated with sea salt. There’s also Sicilian Pistachio ($5), made with real Italian pistachios roasted for extra oomph. Enjoy your ice cream with their classic brown butter waffle for an additional $6.
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Chai Chee’s La Creamery brings affordable ice cream and waffles to the Bedok heartlands. Their ice cream prices start at just $3.80, and include the likes of Lychee Raspberry Rose, Osmanthus Jasmine, White Chrysanthemum, and Earl Grey Lavender. Premium options are available for an additional $1, including a rich, sinful Mao Shan Wang flavour during durian season. As for their waffles, La Creamery is best known for their Pu-erh ($5) flavour, a fragrant and crispy waffle that is delightfully chewy on the inside.
Address: 55 Chai Chee Drive, #01-192, Singapore 460055
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 12:30pm to 10:30pm, Thurs-Sat 12:30pm to 1am
Tel: 8770 8192
Easties, if you’re craving brunch with desserts after, hit two birds with one stone at Ambling Turtle. They have a wide range of savouries on the menu, spanning curry croissants to rendang wraps. End off the meal with their popular Go Home ($12.50), a pandan buttermilk waffle with coconut soft serve, azuki beans, and chendol jelly, all finished with a gula jawa syrup. This is basically chendol turned into ice cream and waffles, so if you’re a fan of the local dessert, give Ambling Turtle’s rendition a try.
Read our Ambling Turtle review.
Address: 66 East Coast Road, #01-01, The Flow, Singapore 428778
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 9am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 10pm
Burnt Cones originally opened in Sunset Way end-2020, and it quickly became a hotspot for Westies looking to satisfy their sugar cravings. The cafe is best known for their rich gelato flavours and their house-made cones (of which you can choose the level of crispiness), but they also have waffles if you prefer. Ice creams start at $5 a scoop, of which we highly recommend both the Pistachio and Ube. Their Buttermilk Waffles ($6) are great for fans of crispy waffles, as the charred exterior offers some crunch when making way for the pillowy middle.
Read our Burnt Cones review.
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Hay Gelato is the brainchild of the folks behind contemporary restaurant Brine, in the Arab Street area. Things get really experimental in their cosy Bedok gelateria, as the team firmly believes in pushing flavour boundaries. Popular gelato options on the menu include Balsamic Strawberry, Roasted Pistachio, and Earl Grey, but we recommend keeping an eye out for their more unconventional creations, such as Smoked Hay. A single scoop is priced at $4.20, or $5.20 for premium flavours. Add on $5 for a waffle. They’re also open till 2am daily, except Monday!
Address: 136 Bedok North Ave 3 #01-148, Singapore 460136
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 1pm to 2am
Tel: 9663 4254
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Those looking for a TikTok-worthy cafe for their ice cream and waffle fix ought to head down to 2nd Serving. This Holland Drive eatery is hidden behind a vending machine door selling ice cream. Push through to reveal a lush pink cafe with a variety of gelato going for $4.50 a scoop. While most of their offerings are commonplace, 2nd Serving also offers local flavour such as Kueh Bangkit and Tau Sah Piah that are worth the try. Have them served on their waffles, priced at $6. Seasonal flavours are also available, including Chocolate Mochi and Ondeh-ondeh.
Read our 2nd Serving review!
Address: 41 Holland Drive, #01-07, Singapore 270041
Opening hours: Thurs-Sat 12pm to 11pm, Sun-Wed 12pm to 10pm
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Located in the same vicinity as 100Labs, Lickety is known for their vibrant, colourful desserts and pastel-hued interior. This ice cream joint swaps out the typical honeycomb-patterned waffles for egg waffles. If you’re not sure what to order, grab their Red Velvet and Buttermilk Waffles with Sea Salt Ice Cream and Fruit Loops ($8.90). This dessert comes with a duo of eggy waffles with hints of sweet and salty from the ice cream and toppings. Lickety also has other toppings such as pocky sticks, marshmallows and Oreo to pair your waffles and ice cream with.
Address: 34 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199452
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 12pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 11pm
Tel: 9002 3853
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For those of you who are scrambling to look for a great place to impress your date, look no further. Chapter 55 is a fancy bistro in town that serves quality Italian fare. Their house-made gelato and waffles are made fresh daily. One of their must-try desserts includes the shareable Butterscotch Banana Crumble with Buttermilk Waffles ($18.80 with two scoops). The addition of nuts and butterscotch sauce help to give it a caramelised, nutty flavour. They also have single-serving options for individuals like the Mini Pandan Buttermilk Waffle with Coconut Gelato ($8.80). Do note that their dessert menu only commences at 11am.
Address: 55 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-37, Singapore 160055
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3p, 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6221 2219
Ice cream and waffles are good on their own, but sometimes, two is truly better than one. Follow our guide to these waffle and ice cream places and your sugar cravings will surely be satisfied. Do also check out our list of birthday cake shops in Singapore, and dessert box delivery options for other sweet treats!
This article was originally written on 25 September 2015 by Yeow Su Xian.
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