Irresistible Desserts to Sweeten Your Palate
Looking for something sweet to round off that scrumptious meal but the eatery that you’re in does not do dessert justice, or simply craving for something sweet to indulge in? Kampong Gelam is chock-full of sweet treats at every turn and these are some of our recommendations.
100labs offers a choice of 12 gelato flavours served on thick buttermilk waffles with a crispy texture on the outside and moist and fluffy on the inside. But what makes 100labs different from all the other cafes lies in their speciality drinks, the Soy Chai Latte and Ondeh-ondeh Latte which make perfect company to the waffles served here.
41 Sultan Gate, +65 6655 7649
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 12pm – 10pm; Fri&Sat 12pm – 12am
Chow Zan Desserts
Chow Zan, meaning ‘superbly good’, offers an impressive selection of cold and hot local desserts to satisfy the sweet tooth in all of us. Apart from familiar items like ice kachang, mango pomelo sago and grass jelly, brownies and ice cream complete the colourful menu. Their specialty White Chendol, with strips of coconut jelly replacing pandan jelly is a must-try and a refreshing twist to the original green version made with pandan juice and mung bean starch. So, if you are craving something sweet or just feeling peckish, you’d be sure to find that ‘superbly good’ midnight (or anytime of the day) snack at Chow Zan.
801 North Bridge Road, Tel: +65 6297 7718
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 2pm – 10pm
Ever wondered how cookie dough tastes like? Wonder no further! Dohkie has been spreading the love for cookie dough since 2018 and is Singapore’s first edible cookie dough shop. With a variety of choices ranging from chocolate chip to peanut butter cookie dough that is served atop a generous swirl of vanilla soft-serve, this treat will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
803 North Bridge Rd, +65 8797 3903
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 1:30pm – 10pm
Habibi Sweet & Savoury
In the mood for some Mediterranean dessert? Pop by Habibi Sweet & Savoury and try out their Kanafeh, a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with thin noodle-like pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, layered with cheese and topped with clotted cream or nuts. This sweet treat is guaranteed to leave you revelling in the delightful explosion of flavours.
55 Bussorah Street, +65 6291 4100
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm – 11pm
Lickety Ice Cream
Head over to Lickety Ice cream for one of their picture-perfect ice-cream and egglet (Hong Kong style waffles) creations. Choose from a buttermilk or red velvet egglet, paired with a scoop or two of ice cream. Popular flavours include Milo Dinosaur, Salted Caramel with Almonds, Earl Grey and Fig. Don’t forget to snap a photo with your ice cream sundae at the eye-catching shopfront with its striking pastel coloured doors!
34 Bussorah Street, Tel: +65 6291 7670
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 1pm – 10pm; Fri 1pm – 11pm; Sat 11am – 11pm;
Sun 11am – 10pm
Having worked with numerous Michelin-starred restaurants such as Le Clarence Paris and Cheek by Jowl in Singapore, the owners of Monarch’s Milkweed have taken to selling one-of-a-kind gelato flavours such as Burnt White Chocolate, Soursop Mint and Sea Salt Gula Jawa served in scones that are made with aromatic French butter. For those curious about how gelato is made, the window to the gelato preparation room is in full view of patrons in the dining room.
802 North Bridge Rd, #01-01, +65 9665 7534
Opening hours: Tue-Fri & Sun 12pm – 10pm
Ottoman Turkish Delights SG
On the hunt for something different? Ottoman Turkish Delights SG is an authentic Turkish bakery tucked away along Bussorah Street. Serving delights such as Turkish Havuc Dilimi Baklava, Carrot Slice Baklava and pastry with pistachio and golden syrup packed with so much flavour that it’ll make your taste buds sing. This bakery is not to be missed!
59 Bussorah St, +65 9235 5719
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am – 10:30pm
Named after the ideal amount of coffee beans to pull a good espresso shot, Twenty Grammes started out as a coffee and waffle place but has since expanded their menu into serving desserts. With a range of options from ice cream to tarts and cakes to choose from, be careful not to overdo it or you’ll risk putting on 20 grammes in weight.
753 North Bridge Rd, +65 9447 2020
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 12pm – 10pm; Fri&Sat 12pm – 1am