When our sugary midnight cravings are just begging to be satisfied and it is that time of the night when most shops are closed, these cafes and dessert parlours are like beacons of hope in the dark.
1. Ô Comptoir
Crêpes – thin, delightful, and not too overwhelming a dessert. This French street-food staple can be dressed up with sweet or savoury toppings and any number of fillings. Ô Comptoir has many classic and unusual flavours, like the Old Style crêpes with just butter, sugar and lemon, as well as the aptly named P.S. I Love You crêpe that comes with vanilla ice cream, homemade salted caramel and grilled almonds.
Monday – Tuesday 11AM – 12AM
Wednesday – Friday 11AM–1AM
79 Circular Road
You might pass this dessert hideout in Holland Village without even knowing it, as the dessert bar is tucked away in a cosy corner outlet. However, it is a name synonymous with exclusivity and the finest, skilfully executed desserts. If you want to end your night off with a bang, bring your family or date here for a swanky treat.
Tuesday – Friday 3PM–2AM
Saturday – Sunday 2PM–2AM
21A Lorong Liput Holland Village
Singaporean ice cream parlour Udders is known for making small batch, handcrafted ice cream, with an array of local and liqueur (their specialty) flavours. Besides the usual ice cream, they have waffles and sundaes as well. If you’re looking for pancakes, Udders’ sister outlet, Udder Pancake is also open till 12am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sunday – Thursday 12PM – 1AM
Friday, Saturday and Eve of PH 12PM to 2AM
246D Upper Thomson Road
4. The Connoisseur Concerto
At this TCC outlet that is opened around the clock, you can satisfy your cravings if you’re in the Orchard area. It has a pretty decent desserts menu, with their cocoa mille crêpe cake going at $12 a slice. They also offer an array of drinks and cocktail to go on the side.
360 Orchard Road
#01-01 International Building
5. Milk & Honey Gelato
Milk and Honey started out as a cosy neighbourhood ice cream parlour, serving handmade waffles, no nonsense gelato and some other light refreshments. Their gelato has gained much traction due to its high quality and interesting flavours, and the store has expanded operations to two outlets. A basic scoop starts at $3.50 a pop, as prices vary for different flavours, ranging from Bumble Bee (basic) to Queen Bee (premium). At their Bukit Batok outlet that unfortunately closes at the usual 10PM, they serve up a pretty comprehensive brunch and salad menu besides their signature gelato and waffles.
Sunday – Thursday 12PM – 12AM
Friday, Saturday and Eve of PH 12PM to 1AM
Bedok FengShan Market, Block 86
Bedok North Street 4
6. O’ Coffee Club
O’ Coffee Club does not have a very extensive dessert menu, but it has a rather enticing Muddy Mud Pie that is topped off with cappuccino and chocolate ice cream on a cookies and cream base, drizzled with chocolate sauce.
Sunday – Thursday & PH 9AM – 10PM
Friday, Saturday & Eve of PH 9AM – 1AM
160 Orchard Road
OG Orchard Point, #K-02/03
7. Salted Caramel
Another neighbourhood ice cream parlour, Salted Caramel was there when the craze over its namesake was all the rage. Its pride being its handcrafted premium ice cream, Salted Caramel boasts a medley of classic and seasonal flavours. A single scoop of ice cream goes for $3.30, and you can add on another $3.50 for a waffle.
Friday, Saturday and Eve of PH 12PM – 2AM
246F Upper Thomson Road
Oblong has an array of pretty unusual desserts, like the S’mores Brownie: fudgy brownies loaded with chocolate buttercream, marshmallows and digestive biscuits. Besides the usual buttermilk waffles, they have a peanut butter waffle that is slathered with peanut butter, hazelnut chocolate buttercream and roasted peanuts. For something other than the ordinary waffle-ice-cream combo, Oblong has many interesting options to offer the sweet-toothed aficionado.
Monday – Thursday 12:30PM – 12AM
Friday – Saturday 12:30PM – 2AM
Sunday 2PM – 12AM
10 Maju Avenue
9. Rochor Beancurd House
Nostalgia abounds in this old school beancurd house. Whether you prefer hot or cold beancurd, it is undeniable that the silky bowl of goodness is a local comfort food. Popular as a late night haunt, Rochor Beancurd House is also known for its youtiao (friend dough fritters) and egg tarts.
745 Geylang Road
Singapore 389653 (Lorong 39)
432 Balestier Road Public Mansions #01-436
232 Upper Thomson Rd
10. Dessert First
An alternative to the usual western dessert fare, Dessert First offers a wide range of local and regionally inspired shaved ice desserts. When waffles and ice cream can get too heavy, these bowls of perfectly balanced flavoured shaved ice just hit the right spot. It is basically something like your favourite ice kachang, but elevated and with many more toppings.
Monday – Thurday 4PM – 1AM
Friday 4PM – 2AM
Saturday 1PM – 2AM
Sunday 1PM – 1AM
Public Holiday Eve open till 2AM
Public Holiday open from 1PM
8 Liang Seah Street #01-04