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Cafe De Nicole’s Flower: Insta-Worthy Desserts & Drinks At Floral-Themed Cafe In East Coast

Last Updated: May 18, 2019

Written by Lee Wei Yang

When it comes to hole-in-the-wall or concept cafes in general, most of us usually think of places such as Melbourne. There just simply aren’t that many aesthetic cafes in Singapore.

So when I heard that a new floral-themed cafe had opened up in East Coast, I was super excited.

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Situated in a rather quiet neighbourhood, Cafe De Nicole’s Flower is nestled amongst many private properties.

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Locating the cafe wouldn’t be difficult as you’ll definitely be able to spot its garlanded main entrance from afar.

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Interestingly, Cafe De Nicole’s Flower was originally a florist shop. This made sense since we were greeted by an abundance of floral arrangements as we entered the cafe.

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The owner, Nicole, is one of the leading florists in Singapore. Hailing all the way from China, she underwent intense flower-styling training in Korea. She honed her craft by learning from top-notch florists from over the world.

However, I was very curious as to why Nicole decided to venture into the F&B business.

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It turns out that the owner has a keen obsession with cafes. As such, she decided to convert her florist shop into one, featuring a unique environment unlike any other in Singapore.

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We heard a lot of good things about their souffle pancakes in particular, so we got their Tiramisu Souffle Pancakes (S$19.90+) to try.

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They serve the pancakes in a ginormous plate with a good amount of fruits surrounding it. A generous sprinkling of tiramisu powder completes the dish.

Even before we dug into it, the fragrance of the pancakes wafted into our noses. We couldn’t wait to dive into it!

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We noticed that the pancakes were incredibly thick, which was a good thing.

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However, it was also very dense, which shouldn’t be the case for souffle pancakes.

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We were expecting them to be light and fluffy, but the complete opposite was true.

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Nevertheless, the pancakes were absolutely decadent. We really liked the strong taste of eggs from the pancakes.

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The pancakes also came with a chocolate sorbet ice cream. Even though it was store-bought, it impressed us with its intense and rich bitterness.

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It also had a really creamy consistency, which was surprising for a sorbet.

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Together, the cold ice cream and the warm pancake made for a satisfying mouthful.

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A word of advice, though. If you’d like to try their Souffle Pancakes, make sure you place your order early. They make the pancakes from scratch, which takes about 20 minutes on average.

We also recommend getting it to share, as we reckon you’ll probably feel jelak from the dense pancakes very quickly.

With a strong start, we were looking forward to Cafe De Nicole’s Flower’s other dessert items.

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We couldn’t help but notice their delicate-looking Standard Cheesecake (S$7.90+) in the display counter, so we got one to try.

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What caught our eye were the tiny little flowers which they garnished the cake with.

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They made the cake look so beautiful that we were reluctant to dig into it.

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The richness of the cream cheese wasn’t too overwhelming as I thought it might be.

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With a subtle hint of sweetness, the cheese complemented the firm cake base very well.

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We unanimously agreed it was the underdog dish, as a result. Never did we expect cheesecake to be so amazing.

I think I’ve found my new favourite cheesecake!

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For drinks, Nicole recommended the Romeo & Juliet (S$9.80+).

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With such an interesting name, we were very curious to know what it looked and tasted like.

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Essentially a green tea latte, the drink comes with a humongous scoop of Hokkaido strawberry ice cream.

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Two strawberry Pocky sticks complete the aesthetically-pleasing drink.

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On its own, the strawberry ice cream was simply addictive. With sour and sweet notes, it hit all the right spots.

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Unfortunately, however, the iced green tea latte fell short of my expectations.

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For one, I couldn’t pick up any bitterness from the green tea. The drink tasted very diluted, as a result, which was a real pity.

I felt the proportions of the ingredients could definitely use some fine-tuning.

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The last dessert we tried was the Hawaii Sunset (S$7.90+). Again, we weren’t expecting much from this simple dish.

However, like the cheesecake, it proved to be something more.

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The refreshing zestiness of the fresh orange juice served as a great palate cleanser. Light and cool, it helped to cut through the dense and heavy desserts we had earlier.

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The sweet and sour passionfruit bits were also delightfully chewy. Bursting with juice as we bit into them, this was the perfect drink for a hot day.

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With a location that’s accessible by bus, it’s no wonder Cafe De Nicole’s Flower is always teeming with customers. I can definitely see myself returning for its lovely space and Insta-worthy desserts.

Service is admittedly a little slow for now as they’re heavily understaffed, so give them your utmost patience. Besides, they don’t charge GST, so that’s definitely a bonus.

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Did I mention that the pet-friendly cafe has a resident cat too? Lao Ban’s pretty friendly and loves to make her rounds in the cafe. So make sure you say hello to her before you leave!

Expected Damage: S$5.30 – S$21.90+ per pax

Price: $

Our Rating: 4 / 5

Cafe De Nicole's Flower

224 Telok Kurau Road, #01-01, Singapore 423836

Price
Our Rating 4/5

Cafe De Nicole's Flower

224 Telok Kurau Road, #01-01, Singapore 423836

Telephone: +65 8338 8511
Operating Hours: 9am - 8pm (Tue - Thu), 8am - 9pm (Fri - Sun), Closed on Mon
Telephone: +65 8338 8511

Operating Hours: 9am - 8pm (Tue - Thu), 8am - 9pm (Fri - Sun), Closed on Mon
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