There are times when all of us would rather skip starters and main courses and head straight to the dessert menu. If this sounds like the norm for you, then check out the following dessert hotspots in Singapore, where it’s all about sugar and spice… and all things nice.
Chocolate usually comes pretty high up on the list for dessert lovers, and the place to head for all things chocolate in Singapore is Max Brenner Chocolate Bar. Chocoholics come here for the all things chocolate-y, including Chocolate-smothered waffles, Molten Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Souffle and their famous Hug Mug of thick luxurious hot chocolate. There are two Max Brenner Chocolate Bars to sniff out – at Esplanade Mall and Vivocity shopping mall.
If you prefer your desserts to be more sophisticated, then Laurent Bernard’s Chocolatier at Robertson Quay is the place to head – here you can tuck into exquisite cakes and desserts created by the innovative Frenchman using French ingredients. Before you leave, be sure to order up a box of his famous chocolates to go. Just a stone’s throw away is the Robertson Quay outlet of Canele Patisserie Chocolaterie, also dedicated to dessert devotees and famous for its cakes and macaroons. Other branches can be found at Paragon Shopping Centre, Raffles City Shopping Centre and the Shaw Centre.
A bit further afield, 1-Caramel at Rochester is a patisserie, café and dessert boutique situated within the restaurant group’s One Rochester complex. Seating just 16 diners, entrance is via the pastry kitchen and all diners have a view of the chefs in action. Desserts, soufflés and mini cakes are washed down with a wide selection of specialty coffees, teas and hot chocolates. By all accounts, the 1-Caramel Assiette is the dish to order – a platter of petite-sized desserts for sharing.