Boasting a plethora of food cuisines, Singapore is well-known to be the food haven of Asia. It's not uncommon to hear stories about having travelled all over Singapore in search of the best hokkien mee, laksa, satay, etc. The same goes for the best desserts in town! Here are some of the best dessert places you can find in Singapore, vetted by savvy locals island-wide:
Millenia Walk #01-K5, Singapore
Takashimaya Shopping Centre #B2-29, Singapore
Without outlets conveniently located at Millenia walk and Takashimaya, The Dark Gallery is not an unfamiliar dessert store to locals. Be prepared to get tempted by the aroma of fine, dark chocolate as you enter the shop, and indulge in the fine-quality desserts at very reasonable prices.
Blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25 Singapore
Bedok might sound far off for some but if you happen to be in the vicinity, Fat Cat is a place which you cannot afford to miss! You can expect to be pleasantly surprised by some of the most interesting ice cream flavours around—such as Watermelon Soju, Butter Beer and White Peach Sangria. If you are indecisive, Fat Cat has it all settled too! Simply order the mystery flavour and let the team surprise you! Furthermore, Fat Cat changes its menu rather frequently, making it a great choice of dessert store for adventurous people who constantly yearn for something new.
1 Scott Road, #02-12 Shaw Centre, Singapore
Indulge in one of Singapore’s finest dessert tarts made by Asia’s best pastry chef, Cheryl Koh. Regardless of whether you prefer fruit tarts or chocolate-filled ones, you will fall in love with the delicate pastry offered at this store. Additionally, this dessert store recently found a new home on the 2nd level of Shaw Centre, providing customers with a more comfortable ambience to dine in.
53 Tras Street, Singapore
If you are looking for an Insta-worthy dessert shot, then Nesuto is a must-visit! Not only are the desserts beautifully and meticulously crafted, the shop’s interior design is also gorgeous, making it great for pictures on date night. Expect to be spoilt for choice here, the wide array of delicate French pastries on offer makes it near impossible to settle on just one!
1 Liang Seah Street, Singapore
Tired of the usual ice cream, waffles, cakes and the like? Craving for something local instead? Ah Chew Desserts is the go-to spot for affordable and mouth-watering traditional Chinese desserts. It started off as a humble business about 15 years ago and has expanded since then. Be sure to go down early to avoid the hungry crowd!
#01-75, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore
Another must-go dessert place for local Chinese desserts is this humble Tang Yuan store at Golden Mile Food Centre. Golden Mile Food Centre is already revered for its mouth-watering local fare and army market, but few know about this hidden gem. The next time you visit the food centre, remember to try out the home-made Tang Yuan (cooked glutinous rice ball), with a soup base of your choice (peanut, longan, ginger or almond).
Singapore is definitely not short of good dessert places to dine at. Whether you're in the shopping district or a local neighbourhood, remember to keep your eyes peeled – you'll never know when you might chance upon the next hidden foodie gem in this city!