11 Best Desserts to Try in Singapore 2023

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Singapore may be known as the food paradise in South-east Asia, but has it ever occurred to you that the little red dot also has the best desserts in the world? From brain-freezing Bingsu to a bowl of hot almond paste, the sweet and savoury dessert scene in Singapore has so much to offer!

Join us as we embark on this food review that showcases varieties worth exploring and hidden gems alike. You may spot your go-to hunts as you read through our top picks. Get ready to treat your senses to a diverse realm of stories and flavours, and tick each food spot off your list ASAP!

Best Desserts to Try in Singapore!

Whether a melted chocolate delight is what you crave, or a savoury bowl of Chinese dessert, we’ve got all sorts of options for you to hunt down and tick off your list!

1. Claudine Restaurant

Nestled in the cosy district of Dempsey Hill, Claudine Restaurant is a French neo-brasserie, characterised by a more formal setting with white linen and uniformed servers. Known for its perfection and use of top-quality ingredients in every dish, this classy restaurant takes pride in providing the best experience to its diners.

After a satisfying meal at Claudine, close off your night with the Pariterole – a product of the Paris-brest and Profiterole combined. The Pariterole features pecan praliné, New Caledonia vanilla cream and dark chocolate sauce.

If you’re looking for a treat to feel guilty about, Claudine has exactly what you need. To avoid a long wait, book early to secure a table!

Address: 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541

Website: https://www.claudinerestaurant.com/

Opening Hours: 11:45am-2pm (Wed-Sun); 6-10pm (Tue-Sun)

Price Rating: $$$$

2. Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant and Bar

A restaurant also situated in the Dempsey enclave is Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant and Bar. At Da Paolo, indulge in the wide selection of sweet treats.

The restaurant serves up authentic Italian gelato of only a single flavour – Rich and decadent chocolate, and the signature Pistachio Tiramisu. The tiramisu is sure to knock your socks off for every bite is irresistible. If you’re not a fan of pistachio or tiramisu, Da Paolo also offers Apple and Lemon Tarts for a refreshing close to the meal!

Address: 8 Dempsey Road, #01-13, Singapore 247696

Website: https://www.dapaolo.com.sg/dempsey

Opening Hours: 8am-11:30pm (Mon-Thur, Sun); 8am-12am (Fri-Sat)

Price Rating: $$

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3. Grin Affair

Located in the cosy enclave of Bishan, Grin Affair takes pride in the use of all-natural ingredients in creating their signature dessert jars. Each jar is made of layers of soft mousse cake with flavoured cream and a wide array of topping combinations guaranteed to blow your mind.

Look out for the hazelnut and praline, banofee, and lychee passionfruit & roasted pistachio jar cakes, made fresh daily! You can also opt to bring home pints of homemade gelato featuring classic flavours like earl grey, or exotic ones like honey jackfruit!

Apart from dine-in, Grin Affair also offers delivery service to your doorstep daily.

Address: Block 505D Bishan Street 11 #01-408, Singapore 574505

Website: https://www.grinaffair.com/

Opening Hours: 1pm-1am (Mon-Thur); 1pm-2am (Fri); 12pm-2am (Sat); 12pm-1am (Sun)

Price Rating: $

4. Ah Chew Desserts

If you’re the type that seeks familiar comfort in every taste and love hot and savoury desserts, check out Ah Chew Desserts, a renowned local establishment that specialises in traditional Chinese desserts.

Prices are reasonable for the portions and quality in every bowl sold. A hot favourite among customers is the Mango Pomelo Sago which consists of a light Mango base with bursts of sago balls and a dash of evaporated milk. Another must-try is the Black Sesame Paste which is as rich it looks!

Address: 1 Liang Seah St, #01-10/11 Liang Seah Place, Singapore 189032 / 8 Grange Road, #01-03 Cineleisure, Singapore 239695

Website: https://www.ahchewdesserts.com/

Opening Hours: Varies by location, check website for details

Price Rating: $

5. P.S. Cafe (Harding Road)

A longtime favourite of mine, P.S. Cafe has been around since 1999 as a cosy cafe hidden within Projectshop clothing store and has since expanded to become its own franchise with over 10 outlets in Singapore.

Known for its lush yet casual interior, simplistic decorations and delicious western food, P.S. Cafe seeks to satisfy the cravings of their customers and never fails to provide a satisfactory meal from appetiser to dessert. Place your attention on their signature blackout cake which tastes as sinful as it looks with its thick gooey chocolate sauce and moist layers of cake. If chocolate is not the thing for you, explore other desserts on their menu to satiate your sweet tooth!

P.S. Cafe has multiple outlets across the island, check out their website for one near you!

Address: 28B Harding Rd, Singapore 249549

Website: https://www.pscafe.com/

Opening Hours: 8am-10:30pm (Sun-Thur); 8am-11pm (Fri-Sat)

Price Rating: $$

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6. Violet Oon (ION Orchard)

In need of relaxation with light bites and a cosy ambience? Look no further as Violet Oon’s High Tea menu has just the right fix for you.

Available only at the ION Orchard and National Gallery outlets, the High Tea sets are served between 3-5:30pm daily. They offer a balance of savoury and sweet delights with a special emphasis on Singaporean flavours in every miniature dish!

Start your meal with the egg salad tartlet with pineapple patcharee and finish it off with a delicious chendol pudding. The luxurious setting and the mere idea of sipping tea with scones is a sure way of exciting your friends too!

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #03-22 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801

Website: https://violetoon.com/

Opening Hours: Daily, 11:30am-10pm. High tea served between 3-5:30pm

Price Rating: $$

7. Wild Honey (Scotts Square)

Slightly on the higher price point, this Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2022 awardee presents the most exotic and delectable flavours in their cakes, ice cream and coffee.

With both outlets located in the bustling central city, Wild Honey is the best destination for a casual tea break with friends, or a cozy celebration zone for your most significant events.

Consider sipping on some bubbles at happy hour discounted prices to go with the sweetness in your dessert of choice too!

Wild Honey @ Scotts Square:

Wild Honey @ Mandarin Gallery:

Address: #03-01, 6 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228209 / #03-01/02 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897

Website: https://www.wildhoney.com.sg/

Opening Hours: Varies by location, check website for details

Price Rating: $$

Get 20% off Wild Honey at Scotts Square!

8. Awfully Chocolate (Greenwich)

Awfully Chocolate is a local cake brand and pretty much speaks for itself. With the cake that started it all – the signature All Chocolate Cake, Awfully Chocolate has been dominating its peers with their soft and moist cake, made out of entirely their own chocolate with a unique dark roast flavour.

Other than cakes, Awfully chocolate sells chocolate ice cream which tastes and looks ever so sinful but has a good balance of sweet and bitterness to it. If you have not tried this, you’re seriously missing out.

This local brand has several outlets across the island but the one in Greenwich is my favourite for its cozy dining setting and natural lighting that seeps in through the tall glass windows.

Address: Greenwich V, 1 Seletar Rd, #02-02, Singapore 807011

Website: https://www.awfullychocolate.com/

Opening Hours: 11am-8pm (Sun-Thur); 10am-9pm (Fri-Sat)

Price Rating: $-$$

9. Selegie Soyabean

Something warm and sweet to your liking? Selegie Soyabean is a household name among locals in Singapore who just love soya beancurd and old school snacks! Every bowl and cup are made with non-GMO soy beans and are naturally sourced.

Apart from the classic beancurd which is silky soft and not too sweet, Selegie offers a whole range of fried dough fritters and homemade muffins for customers of all ages to enjoy! The brand is also vegetarian and Muslim-friendly!

Check out this non-expensive snacks anytime of the day with your fellow kakis and indulge in the sweet nostalgia that accompanies every bite.

Address: Multiple locations, see website https://www.selegiesoyabean.com.sg/find-us

Website: https://www.selegiesoyabean.com.sg/

Opening Hours: Varies by location, see website

Price Rating: $

10. Sunday Folks (Chip Bee Gardens)

Located within the famous cafe stretch of Chip Bee Gardens, Sunday Folks is a regular rendezvous for residents in the neighbourhood, or any ice cream fanatics in Singapore!

Though their desserts are priced higher than other gelato and waffle shops in Singapore, the quality and richness of the ingredients used are totally worth it. Their freshly-churned ice cream starts from $8.50 and each flavour comes with 3 toppings of your choice. The range of flavours and toppings is extraordinary and hearing the flavours alone can make any sane man salivate. I mean, earl grey lavender and dark chocolate ferrero?

Other than servings on cone, the ice cream can be paired with freshly-made waffles that are made to crisp perfection and melts in your mouth so well.

A word of advice, grab a few friends along as the portions can get quite large even for an individual portion and get ready to indulge!

Address: 44 Jln Merah Saga, #01-52 Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278116

Website: http://sundayfolks.com/

Opening Hours: 2pm-10pm (Mon-Fri); 12pm-10pm (Sat-Sun)

Price Rating: $-$$

11. O’ma Spoon

Ever been in 313 Somerset and wondered what was the long queue upstairs for? I would not be surprised if it was for O’ma Spoon, a popular Korean shaved iced franchise brought into Singapore and is now bookmarked by many locals here.

Possibly a pioneer in the Bingsu scene of Singapore, O’ma Spoon offers more than 10 variations of finely-shaved ice mixed with milk and topped with premium ingredients all the way from South Korea. Favourites include the Injeolmi Bingsu (mochi and peanut shavings), Cookies and Cream Bingsu and the Green Tea Bingsu (matcha powder, red bean paste and almond shavings).

If you’re already a fan of Bingsu and O’ma Spoon isn’t on your list, what are you waiting for?

Address: 313 @ Somerset 313 Orchard Road #04-20/32 Singapore 238895

Website: https://www.facebook.com/omaspoonkoreandessert/

Opening Hours: 11am-10:30pm (Sun-Thur); 11am-11pm (Fri-Sat)

Price Rating: $-$$


In a nutshell, Singapore’s dessert scene is a delightful fusion of local and international flavours, each dish offering a unique rendition of sweetness that tantalises the taste buds and leaves a lasting impression. From the iconic Mango Sago to the indulgent French-inspired pastries, this city-state has something for every dessert lover.

With its diverse culinary influences and commitment to innovation, Singapore continues to evolve its dessert offerings, creating a vibrant and ever-expanding dessert landscape that beckons both locals and visitors to savour the sweet moments that this multicultural haven has to offer.

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