5 calming dessert spots to check out in Singapore’s west

July 18, 2022 By Toh Ee Ming
5 calming dessert spots to check out in Singapore’s west
Photo: Gelato Labo/Facebook

This is the final instalment of a five-part series on calming dessert spots in Singapore. Here, we check out places in Singapore’s west.

I don’t know about you, but the smell of baked goods transports me instantly to a happy place. We compile five calming dessert places in Singapore’s west for a taste of slow living and much-needed sweet treats.

 

1. Whisk and Paddle

816 Bukit Batok West Ave 5, 01-01
Nearest MRT station: Bukit Gombak
Open: Tuesday to Thursday (12pm to 10pm); Friday (12pm to 10.30pm); Saturday (9.30am to 10.30pm); Sunday (9.30am to 10pm)

Whisk and Paddle
Passionfruit tart. Photo: Whisk and Paddle/Facebook

Located in the midst of the lush greenery of Bukit Gombak Park, the second outlet of Whisk and Paddle has all the requisite elements of a chill weekend spot — a sprawling, high-ceilinged botanical-themed glasshouse cafe flooded with sunlight that’s also fully air-conditioned (thankfully).

Here’s where you can recharge and refuel on a wide selection of desserts made in-house. Choose from a range of tarts such as pistachio and earl grey, or waffles topped with ice cream as you daydream of a forest escape.

What to order: Passionfruit tart (S$8.80), gianduja praline — milk gianduja mousse, homemade praline, choco financier, and hazelnut-pressed crumbles (S$8.80)

 

2. Gelato Labo (West Coast)

Faber Hills Apartments, 108 Faber Drive
Nearest MRT station: Clementi
Open: Monday to Thursday (1pm to 9pm); Friday and Saturday (12pm to 10pm); Sunday (1pm to 9pm)

Gelato Labo_dessert west
Photo: Gelato Labo/Facebook

Bored of the usual gelato flavours? Then it’s time to pay a visit to Gelato Labo, a small-batch epicurean-driven and artisanal gelato joint.

At Faber Hills Apartments, it’s a more spacious spot compared with its Mohamed Sultan Road store with the same impressive range of less common flavours. You’ll have the option of tasting experimental creations such as Kyoto shiso made with bits of yuzu jelly.

Every batch is made in-house from fresh fruit, herbs and spices, so everything you taste comes from the ingredients themselves. Enjoy them on their own, in crispy lavender-infused cones or Tokyo mochi waffles.

What to order: Yamanshi peach and lemongrass (S$6), Kyoto shiso and yuzu jelly (S$6)

 

3. Hundred Acre Creamery

109 Clementi Street 11, 01-37
Nearest MRT station: Clementi
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 11pm)

Hundred Acre Creamery
Dalat. Photo: Hundred Acre Creamery/Facebook

You might feel that Sunset Way already has enough ice-cream cafes, but the folks behind Hundred Acre Creamery would have you think otherwise.

Named after a fictional forest in the Winnie the Pooh stories and decked out in a cheery yellow palette, the owners aspire to bring a sense of child-like joy and happiness through their treats.

It serves freshly made gelato and sorbet in bestselling flavours such as hojicha mochi and rocher (chocolate hazelnut), alongside premium Vietnamese coffee. It’s recommended to pair its gelato with a local favourite of green pandan waffle.

What to order: Signature coconut pandan waffle (S$6), dalat — avocado cream, coconut sorbet, toppings, coconut flakes, roasted peanut, and almond thins (S$9)

 

4. Fredo’s Baker

Sunset Way Residence, 01-05, 109 Clementi Street 11
Nearest MRT station: Clementi
Open: Monday to Friday (8am to 6pm), Saturday and Sunday (8.30am to 6pm​)

Fredo's Baker
Mixed berries tart with almond flakes. Photo: Fredo’s Baker/Facebook

Feel instantly at home at Fredo’s Baker, an unassuming and cosy French bakery tucked away in Sunset Way.

The variety of pastries found in this small store, helmed by owner and former hotel pastry chef Alfred Chan, might surprise you.

Showcasing Chan’s versatility, the cafe not only has a delectable selection of fresh and buttery tarts, bread, cookies, quiches, and bakes; it also offers catering and distribution services.

What to order: Fresh berries tart (S$13.80), cinnamon apple tart (S$8.50)

 

5. Oh My Mango Dessert Bar

JCube, 03-09, 2 Jurong East Central 1
Nearest MRT station: Jurong East
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 10pm)

Oh My Mango Dessert Bar
Mandarin orange bingsu. Photo: Oh My Mango Dessert Bar/Facebook

It’s mangoes galore at this pink-themed Oh My Mango Dessert Bar, with staples such as mango sticky rice ice cream, mango yoghurt, fresh mango bingsu and mango coco duo bingsu.

At this Thai-style dessert cafe, don’t miss out on its drinks such as Thai milk tea and mango yoghurt freeze. After some time spent in Singapore’s enervating heat, these cool treats offer a refreshing respite.

What to order: Fresh mango bingsu (S$13.90), mango sticky rice ice cream (S$10.90)

 

Whisk and Paddle, Gelato Labo, Hundred Acre Creamery, and Oh My Mango Dessert Bar are on the GrabFood delivery service. You can also book a ride to these places.


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