Singapore’s merciless weather usually sends most of us looking for respite in cold drinks and ice cream. Earlier this month, Baby Moo Creamery joined in the mission to help Singaporeans fight the heat.
Tucked away in a little corner in Toa Payoh, the clean and minimalist shopfront stands out from the otherwise dull-looking coffee shops.
White walls and neon lights? I foresee many OOTD shots brewing at that part of the cafe.
The menu is written clearly on the black glass panels and the gelato is all on display, so take your time to decide what you’d like to get.
There are at least 20 flavours of gelato though, so it’s not going to be an easy decision. Apart from the classics, the flavours of the ice cream rotate, so each time you visit Baby Moo, you might be greeted with new flavours.
Going with the shop’s recommendation, we started off with a scoop of the Mao Shan Wang ($4.50) and Charcoal Waffles ($6). Bitter-sweet durians were used in this gelato, with chunks of durian flesh visible in the scoop.
The rich, creamy gelato paired perfectly with the waffles that were crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. A burst of textures and flavours, this might be one of the best combinations we’ve had.
Durian lovers, you’ll regret not ordering this when you visit!
We then moved on to the Buttermilk Waffles ($6) with Dark Belgium Chocolate ($4.50). The dark chocolate gelato was bitter, and had a great texture without being too grainy.
The buttermilk waffles were actually more fragrant as compared to the charcoal waffle, but just as crispy and fluffy inside.
Call me basic, but I couldn’t resist getting the Chocolate Waffles ($6) with Earl Grey Lavender ($4.50).
The waffles again did not disappoint with a crisp exterior and a chocolate-y aftertaste that wasn’t too sweet.
The flavour of the earl grey lavender gelato was strong, which was a nice touch, but the texture was somewhat powdery, which detracted from the dish a little.
Moving on to something lighter, we had the Red Velvet Waffles ($6) with Lychee Cream ($4.50). The gelato had a texture similar to sorbet; a little icy but light on the palate, definitely refreshing for a hot afternoon.
The texture of the waffles here however, was different from the other three. It was denser and more fudgy, but the chocolate taste was prominent.
One of the co-owners of Baby Moo Creamery learnt basic coffee-pouring skills from Bettr Barista, which is also where the coffee beans are from. The latte art could be improved, especially with regards to the microfoam and art, but the flavour of the Latte ($4.50) was decent.
If you’re not a coffee person, opt for the Fruit Splash ($4) tea instead. The mixture of apples, papaya, strawberries, raisins and raspberries provided a tangy flavour with a sweet finish, and I was excited by the sweet scent that was reminiscent of candy.
Baby Moo Creamery serves up quality gelato and waffles at affordable prices, and is definitely a nice place to chill at with its cosy interior.
Although there are a total of four flavours for the waffles, only the buttermilk and charcoal waffles are sold daily. The other two flavours will be on rotation, so keep a lookout for the available flavours on the menu!
Pop by Baby Moo Creamery for your quick ice cream fix after dinner; there’s a separate stomach for desserts anyway, right?
Expected damage: $10 – $20 per pax