After a greatly disappointing lunch over at Toa Payoh Central at Little Eden, I decided to venture into the inner estates of Toa Payoh to look for desserts. There, I found Creamier, somewhere I had long wanted to try out.
Located at Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Creamier is a stone’s throw away from the busy Toa Payoh HDB Hub in a much quiet neighbourhood area, somewhere that is definitely good if you are in search for serenity. Creamier specialises in premium ice-cream and coffee. Other than selling food and beverages, they also do retail of art pieces which also makes part of the cafe’s decor hung around the walls.
With that in mind, I decided to go for a single scoop and a Affogato. I decided to go for a single scoop of Caramelio Almond in a cup. The ice cream was smooth and wasn’t overly sweet, but didn’t lost the richness of caramel. The almond bits added some crunchiness to the ice cream without it getting stuck between your teeth.
(Waffles with Roasted Pistachio + Horlicks Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream)
The waffles here are simply amazing, even by looks alone. Fluffy in the inside, it tastes sort of the right blend of buttery and eggy goodness. The maple syrup used is also not extremely thick tasting and hence was not sickening at all. The Roasted Pistachio flavour was considerably lighter than the one I had at Gelateria Italia the other day, but still was rather rich. However, it also contained lesser Pistachio nuts in it as well. The Horlicks Chocolate Chips didn’t really taste much of Horlicks; in a way tasted pretty much nearer to Vanilla if anything. The chocolate chips did bring some of it’s flavour to the ice-cream, but it was not really enough to bring out much of it’s taste.
The affogato came with a choice of ice cream but I have decided to stick with the default which is Vanilla. The vanilla ice-cream here doesn’t taste too dairy, and focused more on the richness of vanilla. Needless to say it was also velvety smooth. The espresso seems freshly brewed and the way and a whiff was enough to perk you up without even having the need to taste it.
One problem with the cafe was with the atmosphere which felt very claustrophobic and uneasy due to the tables and chairs placed to maximise seating capacity, which is made worse with it’s growing popularity. While the vareity of ice-cream may seem to be rather creative, certain flavours also seemed to had missed the mark. Some may find the shortfalls as nothing bothersome, however it would take quite a bit to bring me back again.
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