Creamier is hidden in a very typical heartland neighbourhood close to Braddell. It is a new cafe that has since attracted many new fans.
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quality ice cream and waffles
Nestled in the neighborhood of Toa Payoh, Creamier serves delectable artisanal ice cream on stacked waffles. I first knew about Creamier when a friend of mine posted a picture on Instagram praising how good the waffles were so I thought to myself “I have to try this”. Being a relatively picky eater, I was skeptical about how good this place would turn out to be.
It was around 8pm on a weekday when I first went down to Creamier. The queue was insane! Especially at such a timing, I wasn’t expecting such a crowd. One reason why the queue was out the door was probably due to the space constraint, there were a few seats inside but were really cramped together. I ordered the Earl Grey Lavender and Chocolate ice cream with waffles, and I surely wasn’t disappointed. The earl grey lavender was subtle and not treacly, just the way I prefer my ice cream to be. The chocolate was a safe choice but it was pretty good too. The waffles were hot and crispy on the outside yet soft and fluffy on the inside.
Overall, Creamier’s a good place to get above average waffles and ice cream, though I’ve yet to try their more exotic ice cream flavors.
My Favourite Waffles in the World
I am not kidding when I proclaim that Creamier has my favourite waffles in the whole world (ok, I exaggerate ...a bit). Each bite of the waffle is crispy yet fluffy on the inside; when paired with a scoop of ice-cream, the clash of hot and cold makes for an electrifying sensation. Be sure to try out the many ice-cream flavours, such as sea salt gula melaka, richest dark chocolate ferrero, earl grey lavender and salted caramel - all of which are delicious.
My only gripe would be the tiny shop space at the Toa Payoh outlet - given the extremely high demand, the shop is always full at any time of the day, and you'd be hard pressed to find a seat. Hence, be sure to wait patiently for a table, but don't worry, as one bite of their waffles will not make you regret it.
Skip all the other cafes and head straight to Creamier for their waffles!
The smell of fresh, buttery waffles hit me and swept me off my feet the moment I stepped in! But Creamier keeps you in suspense cause it is so incredibly crowded most of the time. Its usually really hard to get a seat unless you visit during off peak hours, and there's always a stack of waffles with 2 scoops of gorgeous looking ice cream on each table.
I've been to Creamier a couple of times and there's no doubt that I will have my waffles with Plain Old Chocolate and Sea Salt Gula Melaka Ice Cream.
Plain Old Chocolate ice cream - definitely good quality chocolate (not the horrible king's chocolate ice cream served by low end ice cream places). you can see swirls of chocolate within and a slight yummy bitter cocoa hint to it.
Sea Salt Gula Melaka ice cream - Creamy and an explosive taste of gula melaka and a slight hint of sea salt. Definite-must-try!
Waffle - Crispy on the outside. In between those crispy grids, a good mixture of sweetness, a lil butter, and waffle batter taste. Not too airy nor dense. Goes surprisingly well with the drizzle of honey and chocolate circling the plate.
High Quality Ice-cream....
Hidden in the neighbourhood of Toa Payoh, Creamier provides delicious ice-cream that is of good value. Although it may seem a bit pricey at first, the ice-cream comes in scoops of reasonable price and leave you wanting more.
When I went there, I ordered a couple of flavours together with the waffles as it was highly recommended. It did not disappoint! The waffles were crispy and fluffy and complemented the ice-cream perfectly. The ice-cream was smooth and creamy and chockfull of flavour. The Chocolate ice-cream is commendable. It manages to weave in the delicate taste of chocolate without too much sweetness. It leaves a slight bitter aftertaste but is very enjoyable.
Their signature Sea Salt Gula Melaka ice-cream was also very good. It brought across a unique taste that could not be found in other ice-cream shops. The Pistachio ice-cream was nutty and dense. For me, I felt the nutty taste slightly overwhelming. I would only recommend it if you really really like nuts.
Overall, although the place was rather small, I had a wonderful experience at Creamier. If I had the time (and money), I would definitely go back.
Is Toa Payoh finally cool?
This is the probably the first success story to come out of the dwellings of Toa Payoh (my hood) and it wouldn't be a complete lie to say that I have, on more than one occasion, wished that this enterprise alone can elevate and draw hipsters and cool crowds to Toa Payoh.
My first visit there though, quickly nipped this modest daydream harshly in the bud. I will start by conceding this. It. Is. Tiny. The parlor seats no more than 25 people. That said, the congested indoor seating means no heart-to-heart talks over ice cream and waffles because I really doubt the aunties at the next table want to hear about how shitty last night's date was.
However, if you're someone who doesn't mind an elbow-to-elbow experience with other people in an ice cream cafe, then please go ahead and have some of that amazing earl grey, and pistachio ice cream. They are also really famous for pairing those delicious ice cream flavors with their signature waffles. Be kind to one another (and your waistline) though, share the generous portions they offer with someone else. Perhaps a second chance with that date of yours?
Good Food, Good Presentation
While scrolling through Instagram, I saw pictures of really appealing ice cream at creamier. I decided to give it a try, so I asked my friends along during the weekends. It took us quite a while to find the store as it is located at a quite deserted area below the housing estate. When we finally reached, we were quite dejected as they shop was really small and cramp but filled with people everywhere! Moreover, the tables and chairs are too small.
Despite all these, we are not deterred to try the top few ice cream parlour recommended by many especially their waffles. I tried the ole chocolate and earl grey lavender with waffles and I was really impressed by the thick flavours of the ice cream and waffles which are crispy on the outside yet soft and fluffy inside. The serving of the ice-cream given was relativity huge as well. Furthermore, the price they charge is quite affordable, 2 waffles and 2 ice creams cost around $11. Lastly, the reason why I love this place despite the cramp condition is that they have really good ice-cream and waffles and good presentation of them to be uploaded on Instagram!
Simple strawberry ice cream
Creamier is an ice-cream place that is quickly gaining popularity, it is not hard to see why though. They have a huge range of ice-cream flavors, ranging from the usual flavors (vanilla/ strawberry) to the more exotic local flavors like gula melaka. It is a place that has flavors that will be suitable for both the young and the old, the adventurous and the ones who prefer to remain in their comfort zone. The prices are affordable and they sell waffles. Yes, waffles - the magical element that completes every ice-cream eating experience. As the store is located below a HDB out of nowhere, a drawback would be their location which could be hard to find if you are not driving. Make sure to map out the route if it's your first time there, or ask your friends who have been there before for directions!
My favorite flavor here would be the strawberry ice cream. Yes, I am one of those who prefer to stay in my comfort zone! The simplest flavors are the hardest to nail and Creamier has successfully changed my viewpoint of strawberry ice creams. I've always thought that strawberry ice cream has "no breakthrough", I mean how different can it get (but I still order it all the time lol)? But the one here has a strong authentic strawberry flavor with strawberry bits in it!! Best strawberry ice cream ever. The only thing I don't like here would be their waffles, which I find it important to complete my ice-cream eating experience haha. The waffles here are the crispy hard type which I don't like. I prefer the soft and slightly crispy at the edges kind (Wimbly Lu's) so I don't usually order waffles whenever I am here. I have friends who really love their waffles though so good for them. Go try it for yourself to decide if you like it or not! No matter whether you like their waffles or not, I am quite sure that you'll enjoy their flavorful ice-cream :)
If I weren't stuck at Braddell
This place was not easy to get to.
Me and a friend dropped by and we intended to head over to Moly Cafe and give this place up but the reviews seemed so amazing on cafehopping that we decided we'll brave a taxi there.
So a $4 taxi ride and a happy taxi driver later, we found the place. It was not too well tucked in and stood up brillantly. I loved the decor upon sight.
Much less can be said about their ice cream.
We didn't walk much but the weather is killer (as it always is, thank you sun) and so we settled for ice cream. The portions were alright and the taste was adept. Nothing stood out much except for the fact that it was tumblr-perfect to take a picture so we settled that for our consolation.
But besides that, I'll prolly just stick to Moly Cafe. No walk no taxi driver going "haiyo ah gurl its just across the street" and no more Braddell confusion.
After I came back from my exchange, my boyfriend was raving about this super nice ice cream café in Toa Payoh every other day. So on Saturday we went creamier for a dessert fix after our dinner.
My first impression of the place was, “can Singapore get more crowded”? Seriously the crowd there was crazy. Their café is really small and customers were basically occupying public areas like the playground and space right in front of the shop. It got me wondering if the residents there complain about it.
Then we went to see the selection of flavors available. I was sold. I definitely have to compliment them for their creativity. I was really curious about how the Sea Salt Gula Melaka and Thai Milk Tea ice cream would taste like so we ordered these flavors with their waffle. Both tasted really like how they sounded and I really like it! It’s like a creamier version of frozen milk tea and gula Melaka. Initially we wanted to occupy the public space as well but we managed to get a few seats outside the café. And as mentioned, it was super crowded and I find it rather uncomfortable because aside from the constant crowd staring at you while you eat, our table was small and shaky.
It is definitely an interesting place to hang out and I would love to try other flavors of their ice cream as well. However, I would consider twice about going there during peak hours.
P.S. we were lucky to see a MediaCorp actress there!
Pretty Girls, Not so Pretty Ice Cream
Just a slight walking distance from my house, this place is a frequent hangout for my friends living in the area. Although it is common for many of us to instagram the pictures of our ice cream and the group of friends that we go with, I personally feel that the only reason to frequent the place is the ambience.
Other than being served by pretty girls who prepares the orders well, the food pales in comparison. From my point of view, the ice cream is too sweet for my liking and the waffles are pre-frozen waffles which are heated up, making the waffles bland and hard. Together with the overly sweet ice cream, any hopes of savouring the order is dashed.
Not a place for good ice cream in my opinion, but still a generally convenient hang out place considering the limited amount of stores offering a place to sit down and ice cream nearby - the next best alternative being MacDonald's at the Braddell Mrt.