Dessert Project @ 22 Havelock Road

Thick toasts and homemade artisan ice-cream is all in the craze these days and Dessert Project along Havelock Road is no exception. Serving up unique ice-cream flavours such as Melon and Parma Ham, Thai Earl Grey, White Rabbit Candy and After Eight (inspired by the mint chocolate) atop a base of 3-inch thick toast, this dessert specialty cafe is everything sweet and guaranteed to have you on a sugar high with their waffles and lava cakes as well.

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We ordered their Waffle $5.90 with a scoop of Coconut and Thai Earl Grey ice-cream ($3.20 for a classic flavour and $4 for a premium flavour), drizzled with Toffee sauce (additional $1). Frankly, we were not expecting much, having tried many waffles at different cafes before but boy were we pleasantly surprised when we cut through those golden brown layers. The batter was beautifully crisp, delightfully fluffy without being too airy and just a little chewy. Paired with dense creamy mounds of ice-cream which had bits of coconut flesh in one and subtle notes of bergamot in the other, this was a plate deserving of praise.

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Of course unlike the waffles, we had great expectations for the Shibuya Toasts. They are after all, supposedly Dessert Project’s highlight item and my my, it absolutely did not disappoint. For starters, we had a bit of a dilemma having to choose between the Pina Colada $14.90– coconut and bailey’s ice-cream with sliced pineapples, Matcha $14.90 and azuki red bean or the Nutella $14.90. It is always a good sign when you are tempted to order everything on the menu. Eventually and unanimously, we decided on the Nutella. With its rich chocolatey ferrero rocher ice-cream that was sufficiently hazel-nutty accompanied by the modest-looking vanilla bean ice-cream atop on a buttery soft toasty base, this beauty delivered on all counts.

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Overall, Dessert Project has won my vote as one of the best places in Singapore for your Shibuya Toast fix. Accompanied by the wide variety of interesting ice-cream flavours offered here, it is safe to say that I will be back for more very soon.

Photos in this post were taken with an iPhone 6. 

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22 Havelock Road

Singapore 160022

Opening hrs:
Mon, Tue, Thu & Sun: 12 – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12 – 11pm
Closed on Wed


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