(Seventh Heaven Artisanal Desserts had since ceased operations.)
The weather’s been pretty hot lately, and sometimes you are just in need of that something that would cool you off while you are melting under the hot sun at Orchard Road on a weekend. Wouldn’t a scoop of ice-cream be the best thing on earth?
After lunch, we decided to stop by at Orchard Central with the intention of getting some ice-cream from Cold Stone Creamery. While going up, a quaint cafe came into view and before we knew it we were already deciding to have the ice-cream.
Seventh Heaven Artisanal Desserts is a locally-operated business that specialises in ice-cream and artisinal desserts, which includes cakes, waffles and pancakes. They do serve coffee too, ranging from Babycino (which I am not sure what it is anyway, but maybe a small Cappucino?) to Affogato. There’s a huge variety of flavours to choose from too, with traditional flavours such as Vanilla, to alcohol-infused ice cream such as Irish Cream and wacky ones like “Sex-On-The-Beach”, which must have been a great substitute for actually doing it at the beach, if you know what I mean. The outlet at Orchard Central seems to be newly opened only a few months ago, and is just right outside of the now-defunct Flam’s.
I was in great need (note word: need) of coffee that day so I decided to go for Affogato (again). For the Affogato, there are 3 choices of ice-cream flavours to choose from. I went with the Irish Cream one as I was pretty much thinking of Bailey’s Coffee I had at Cedele’s some time back. Needless to say, the Irish Cream ice-cream wasn’t overpowering, but was enough to cover off the bitterness of the espresso. The espresso was rather good too; didn’t recall having a strong coffee aftertaste after I had it.
(Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Ice-Cream with Kumquat Sorbet)
My friend ordered a single scoop of the Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Ice-Cream. At first, we were caught by surprise when we realised the price of a single scoop of ice-cream for dine-in is actually more expensive than takeaway, but we learnt that they actually served a complimentary scoop of sorbet for the dine-in and it was Kumquat for that day. I am not a big fan of Kumquat so it wasn’t really to my tastebuds, but my friend did enjoy it with the Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Ice-Cream, which I too couldn’t try it because I am allergic to peanuts.
(“Simplicity” Waffles Set)
What is ice-cream without any waffles anyway? So we decided to order the “Simplicity” set which is essentially waffles/pancakes with butter, maple syrup and a scoop of ice-cream. We went for waffles and Butterscotch & Pecan Ice-Cream with this one. The Butterscotch and Pecan Ice-Cream was light unlike some other butterscotch ice-cream that may leave you with a dry throat being so sticky and all. The pecans also gave the ice-cream some texture which was a nice touch. The waffles were baked just right and were crisp on the outside and fluffy in the inside, though isn’t really thick. The butter was literally overkill though at least for me; it was so much that I could use one cube for just one piece of the waffles.
Overall the experience at Seventh Heaven Artisanal Desserts is a good one. For people who would prefer light-tasting ice-cream that is easy on the throat you may find Seventh Heaven to your liking. The other desserts are also savoury too, which is why you should include it in your next visit to Orchard Road!
Seventh Heaven Artisanal Desserts
181 Orchard Road