The New York Dessert Café is a favourite haunt and meeting place of many; a chillout pad for friends and family to share a meal, celebrate over a slice of cake or just simply catch up over a cup of coffee. It is a fun, dynamic and cosmopolitan place for great food, desserts, beverages and not forgetting the company of good friends.
Sun—Thurs 11.30am to 10.00pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 11.30am to 1.00am
Bugis Junction, #02-47/48 T 6333 3161
Sun—Thurs 11.30am to 10.30pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 11.30am to 11.00pm
Tampines 1, #02-09/10 T 6588 1592
Mon—Sun 11.30am to 10.00pm
Velocity @ Novena Square, #03-26/27 T 6358 4924
Mon—Sun 11.30am to 10.00pm
Wheelock Place, #02-19 T 6736 3253
Sun—Thurs 11.30am to 10.30pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 11.30am to 11.00pm
Having visited NYDC a few times, their main courses has never failed me. Disclamer, I have been eatingg their pasta or sphagetti all the time, I LOVE pasta and sphagetti and I am happy to say, their's are up to my taste buds' expectations. I must recommend their Aglio. It is not too oily like many I have eate elsewhere. But it was not as spicy as I what I had expected it to be. So for spicy aglio lovers out there, do request their level of spiciness during your orders!
Despite being famous for cakes, I am not particuarly a fan of them. They are way toooo sweet for my liking. SUGAR. It is probably due to my increase love for dark chocolate and my up rasing health conciousness. Haha. But then again, the sweetness of the cake can be too much and for my friends and I who were sharing the cakes.
The cakes are of considerably big portion for a dessert. But I guess it is good for snacks or for those who likes the cakes to be their meals. The price can is relatively on the high-end but it's not worth it, just in my opinion, for someone who doesn't have sweet tooth.
Do make sure you are or have friends who have sweet tooth before ordering or you may end up wasting the big piece of cake!
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I came here for after meal desserts. Not the wrong choice aye!
The elephancino, like the name speaks for itself- HUGE.
You would probably have to share it with someone else if you still want to get their sweets.
A party of us 3 ordered 2 elephancino and a slice of their mudpies, which looked really promising. I swear we couldn't make a choice between the mudpies and their cakes cause all look saliva inducing in the display case.
The drinks and the mudpie did not disappoint, at all. The base complemented the creamy icy ice cream interior of the mudpie. We were knocked out. And the drinks were such a delight to drink we could finish every single drop.
We didn't get the savories, but judging from what we saw from other tables, it might be good. That is if they taste as good as they look.
Gone are the days where NYDC is the new thing for people to try out! These days, its customers have dwindled down to the few whom are attracted by the cost savings meal deals that they are constantly promoting. For a student like me, the student meal is the reason that I have eaten there before. Now, they are promoting a weekday lunch special with one soup and drink free with any order of a main course.
I have to say, although the main courses are not fantastic, the desserts are great! I love the "cookie monster" because I have a sweet tooth and a dessert with oreo and ice cream seems like heaven to me! Worth trying out but be sure to order the desserts!
Probably could have spent my dollars elsewhere
NYDC used to be the current day Everything with Fries in Holland Village. But their glory days have long passed, and now, they try to entice customers with credit card savings and set lunches.
Went there for a late night snack recently when I was in a rush. I recall their baked rice being pretty good back in the day, so I decided to go with that. It was alright, nothing very fancy or memorable. A few strips of meat, mixed with a creamy sauce and rice, sprinkled with cheese and placed in the oven to be baked. The salads could do with some improvement as well, from what I remember.
This place seriously needs a new revamp to keep up with the times if they're going to stay in business - a change of chef, or new additions to the menu?
Love the cakes
I’ve been only tried out their desserts. The cakes just look so tempting and delicious! When I passed by their outlet at Bugis, I can’t help but to stop and purchase their deliciously looking cakes. The cakes are rich in their specific flavors and I really love them. NYDC do have quite a variety of cakes to choose from! Personally think it is definitely worth the price for such tasty desserts. The cashier staff is friendly and warm towards customer. If you are in Bugis after a meal and want some dessert, but yet the shop you are in does not offer any appealing desserts, I’d recommend you to try out NYDC’s cakes!
Is it just me or is the coke they serve different?
I've only tried NYDC twice, and they did not disappoint both times. The first time was just a quick takeaway, I wanted to try their mudpie, which was quite good. The second time I dined in, and that was a really pleasant experience.
I had the lasagne which was delicious (though I've had better, it was one of the best), but what stood out of the meal I had was their coke. Yes. It tasted different, but definitely the bestest coke I've ever had. And I do not know if it's just me, but I felt a bit high (in a good way) after the meal, in which I think the coke played a factor. I know it sounds weird, but that's how I feel.
Anyway, the customer service was excellent. The waitresses were all so very friendly and patient, definitely felt very welcome.
My friend and i frequent Holland Village for it's good eats and also to have a great catch-up. We have a few favourite places to go to for lunch or dessert, but NYDC caught our eye with it's quirky window display and the tempting menu of desserts placed outside on a stand.
So after we had a hefty lunch, we headed there determined to try out their well-known desserts (or more specifically, cakes) We are two girls, so we don't really have to explain why we're sharing dessert... Okay, maybe that was because we didn't know how incredible our choice of cake was going to taste.
We ordered the Jamaica Banana Cake. By the menu's description, it is a "tropical chocolate cake with accents of rum, coconut and banana". By our description, it was a forkful of heaven melting in our mouths. Suffice to say, we did not put our forks down the entire time and also had trouble finishing it because it was so wonderfully rich, moist, chocolate-y, with just that right amount of infused rum that we couldn't bear to let it disappear into our delighted tummies. I've decided that it is now my favourite cake in the entire world and i am not lying.
Another time we went in, we decided to go with another choice and ordered the Goldmine Cheesecake. Menu's description: "Ally's New York Cheesecake with chocolate chunks and slathered with irresistible chocolate fudge topping + an Oreo cookie crust". The descriptions sounds rather amazing... and we were very pleased to see that the slice of cake was served to us with the cutest little pot of melted chocolate fudge for us to indulgently pour over the cake. Turns out the cake was good, but a tad dry and disappointing after the crazy good review we had of the Jamaica Banana Cake. Though for cheesecake lovers, still worth the try!
worth your money
nydc is known for their desserts – especially their cakes. On the whole, their food is delectable. Needless to say, their prices are relatively slightly higher than most restaurants, but I believe it is already at the lower end of the price range for high-class dining restaurants; and definitely worth the price you are paying for.
I would recommend that a piece of cake be shared amongst at least two people, because it is usually pretty sweet and fattening, so I do not think a person with a normal appetite would be able to finish the whole piece without feeling the urge to belch. Nevertheless, despite their sinful dessert, I think anyone would feel very happy after allowing themselves to indulge in it – the level of sweetness just has that ‘oomph!’ factor. Absolutely dessert worthy.
Their main courses, however, are still commendable, especially their pasta (though not exactly very fantastic, but still relatively scrumptious!). The portion of the meal is quite big, and it is quite scrumptious; definitely worth the price you are paying for.
Service is pretty efficient and good; they have friendly staff who are more than willing to attend to your enquiries.
This restaurant is great for family and friends – a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere to dine in.
Value for money lunch set menus
NYDC is well-known for its desserts and sinfully chocolate mud pies, but its lunch menu packs a pretty good punch as well for the price its worth.
Prices range from 10 dollars to 16 dollars, depending on the choice of main dish, but all sets come served with fresh salad, soup of the day and a drink. The food is definitely not Michelin-star worthy, but for the relatively low price of a set lunch, especially for a restaurant located along the Orchard Road area, NYDC's lunches are perfect for university students looking for good food and good times. Of course, if you ever need some dessert to finish your meal, their mud pies are always on the menu!
However, NYDC seems a little short on staff, so during lunchtime, expect some time to pass by before you are finally handed the bill!
If you have not tried their cakes, you have to head down sometime to NYDC! They have an array of offerings- from oreo cheesecakes to "that boney cake", their cakes are sinful and delightful at the same time! Not for the calorie conscious, their cakes are extremely indulgent, and hits the spot especially when you have that craving for something rich and sweet. I first tried "that boney cake" when I was at NYDC. The serving size was generous, and the chocolate was really rich, coupled with the ice cream, it was pure goodness. Id recommend this to all chocolate lovers. Do not miss it!
average food, great muddies
New York Dessert Café serves a range of main courses, including baked pastas, sphagettis and pizzas. For desserts, it is most famous for its mudpies, although it sells an assortment of cakes as well. My usual meal at NYDC would be the mushroom ham baked pasta and sharing mudpies with my friends.
In each serving of the baked pasta, there will be a lot of ingredients and cheese. Usually, there will be leftover of ingredients and cheese to eat individually after the pasta is finished. The serving of mushroom ham baked pasta used to be quite big and filling, but the size has since shrunk. The taste is still the same though, but it would not be as satisfying a meal as before.
For desserts, I have a problem of choosing the mudpies as I would want to eat both the cookie monster and jedi mudster. Thus, my friends would determine the eventual mudpie chosen. If I went in a big group, I would be able to eat both. Both the cookie monster and jedi mudster are made mainly of double chocolate chip icecream with an oreo-crusted base. The cookie monster would be for those who prefer mocha almond, while the jedi mudster would be better suited for those who prefer macadamia nut, since this is the main difference between the two. The icecream used is rich and strong in flavor, yet is not too sweet. The combination of the icecreams, sauces and toppings go very well with each other, which is why I never get sick of the mudpies at NYDC.