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One of the most famous ricotta hotcakes in town - the 20 minutes waiting time is so worth it! It is not so jelak with the decent amount of berries and sauce. The ice cream balances out the warmth of the hotcake, though due to the heat it melts quite quickly.

Decided to venture out of my usual Parmesan Cheese and Cream Crackers - Honey Cinnamon and Danish Cookie. Honey Cinnamon has a heavier cinnamon flavor and merely subtle honey. I initially thought that Danish Cookie will be the buttery and smooth type but it tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg and slight ginger instead - just like Speculoos-lite.
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Medium cup $5

The chocolate is not very intense unlike in other chocolate-specific shops, but this one has an aftertaste of Hazelnut or Ferrero Rocher, which is quite unique and I sort of like. It is a great complement to their gelatos. It also seems that chocolate-based dessert is their forté as their dark chocolate gelato is popular too.
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In frame: iced dark chocolate

Got their half waffle with pistachio and coffee chips gelato. The pistachio is nutty and not sweet, it feels a bit too intense to me but it is good. The coffee chips has chips and chocolate sprinkles in it, is sweeter than the other scoop and also less coffee-ish. The waffle is crispy on the outside but quite dough-y and dense inside, like halfway between the canteen waffle and café waffle so this meal is so filling! Generally I'd prefer the sauce to be drizzled on the waffle, but it comes separated. It is ok for now but the next time I'm here I should probably ask them just to drizzle it onto the waffle and ice cream.
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• Half waffle with 2 scoops [$9.90 - super affordable for the quality]

This 2020 NDP special is so crunchy and the milo flavor texture is so prominent! And it is not overly lava-ish which I quite enjoy as it is less messy.
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In frame: Stylo Milo [$5.50]

Dropped by this one-woman new gelato cart-turned-hole-in-the-wall-shop in Novena Regency (yep 'in' - so you need to go inside the building to find them). The gelato are priced $5 served in a cup and $5.50 in a cone, with additional 50cts for premium flavors. They put some hyped Basque Burnt Cheesecake on display as well but didn't try it.
As we can get two flavors in a cup, we got ourselves pistachio and chocolate hazelnut (front), and pistachio and black sesame (back). The gelato is smooth, each of the flavors were pronounced but light and not jelak. The place is quite aesthetic, yet small (4 tables, about 10 seaters) so need to be really considerate during peak hours.

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A small-ish scoop of Blueberry Lavender [$5] with the flavor dominated by lavender. I barely could taste any hints of blueberry, though if you like lavender-anything you'll welcome this. To further testify about their love for lavender, they only serve lavender cone [+$1], else it would be a normal (compostable?) ice cream cup. And there is a photo op space at the back of the stall.

Strawberry rolls here - it may make great dessert with its soft crepe layer and Japanese strawberry (as the uncle claims) but the center was frozen and I could taste the ice! Hence I am not sure if it is a good sign.. And probably in this time of Covid-19 offering customers to try their samples by putting our hands into the container (instead of them serving it to customers using clean tongs and hands, not because of a 'customer is king' mentality but I think it's a standard, super basic hygiene plus minimising common touch points) is not a good idea..

Its façade mimics its neighboring offices that I almost mistook it as another office in the area. The service was fuss-free, and they only displayed a set of menu and a slice of each cake on offer on the counter. When I visited they were at 80% capacity but it felt quite empty with the grey-ish wall minimalist furnitures, though it means that it doesn't feel so crowded especially in this time of safe distancing and all. The cake is, well, cake-y, the chocolate flavoring was not strong (despite being listed as double chocolate) but I feel it is trying not to side with either #teamfudge and #teamcake without being jelak. I also got a strong white, not as strong as I expected - the milk was almost as strong as the coffee, which is not what I prefer even though the roast profile is nutty, which I like. Overall it is good for a leisurely tea time if you don't mind the grey-ish (some may find it gloomy) vibe.

Got myself the earl grey lavender [$6.5]. The lavender is not as strong as the earl grey flavor, but both do not come out strongly either. It is not jelak and quite filling too, however some might find the flavor to be too weak. Nonetheless I will come back to try their other bakes and makes. The place is really quaint (somehow it is good they reduce the indoor capacity otherwise it may be so stuffy) and super aesthetic!
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P.S. They encourage BYO to save on packaging, and also cash payment (possibly to reduce commission imposed on credit card payment fees). Support small business!

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The sea salt fudgy brownie is sooo fudgy and ticks everything the name suggests - big salty crystals and really chocolatey. It is worth every effort and price. The highly-raved croissant is too airy for me and just somewhat buttery, though there are other bakeries that make it really buttery (which I personally prefer, if the butter is good). However as it does not taste strongly by itself, this croissant might be suitable to be paired with jams and other condiments. Price-wise, the brownie [$5] is comparable to similar quality items outside while the croissant is steeper at $4. Nonetheless good buy and nice (albeit small) place if you dine-in too!
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P.S. I did ask and they said they accept BYO! Not sure if there is any incentives but, hey, isn't a clean and green environment a good enough incentive?

Arrived here to a long queue of young professionals and yogi. They had limited eating space (and I am wondering how do people eat peacefully with such a crowd) so I would recommend to takeaway and eat somewhere more comfortable.. They are doing takeaways nowadays though. The brownies, are so moist in the inside yet dry on the outside and I think, do not flake so much! They post their daily menu in their Instagram account so come down prepared as there is no menu in their shop. They don't do flavor recommendations, at least according to the staff who attended to me, so go by what you think you'll like. The brownies are priced at about $3 to $6 and only cash, PayNow and Paylah! are available.
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P.S. If you BYOC with Stasher like me, the staff recommended not to zip it as the brownies are hot. The brownies are singly packed by default.

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