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Have heard good things about Apiary, and I'm happy to report that this place is a keeper! Ice-cream parlours may be aplenty in our sunny island, but there are only a handful of them that stand out in my books. And this new kid on the block checked both my requirements for great waffles and ice-cream at once.

They've got quite an interesting variety of ice-cream flavours here, a few being Hojicha (Roasted Tea), Cassis, and Earl Grey Lavender. Didn't get to try the (too) popular Milk Chocolate & Cookies flavour as it was sold out. Pistachio is definitely one of the better ones I've had, with a nutty aroma that perfumed every bite. Made using Matchaya's green tea powder, Uji Matcha was earthy with a bittersweet aftertaste. The densely creamy texture of the ice-cream gets my approval as well. 😋

The plain waffle ($4.50) wasn't available when I was there, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because the charcoal-flavoured option (add $1) was surprisingly good! Normally, I'll steer away from charcoal-anything because to me, it seems gimmicky and adds an Instagram-worthy touch but no extra flavour. But Apiary's version wasn't the case—a pleasant smokiness permeated the crisp-fluffy waffle—so much so that I exclaimed aloud upon the revelation that the charcoal touch here is REAL. Defo going back for more of this, and to try the rotating selection of ice-cream flavours!