Scoops & Slices Ice Cream Cafe
Scoops & Slices, as the name suggests, is a newly opened café in the Novena area offering ice-cream and cake as their main attractions. Coffee, waffles and sandwiches are also available, making this cosy little café a great lunch as well as tea break venue.
The gourmet-quality artisanal ice-cream comes in an array of flavours, all derived from their namesake ingredients, not lab-made flavourings. Favourites include salted caramel, Earl Grey and lychee.
The barista coffees are all double shot and made from quality beans. Waffles and sandwiches are freshly made on the premises, with a focus on quality ingredients at a reasonable price.
Being curious, I have always asked to try the other flavors and the shop assistant was never impatient with me. The flavor that left me the most vivid impression was the Guinness stout ice cream. So pungent. I didn't like it because I don't even like stout in the first place but curiosity just got the better of me. The first time I was there, I tried the waffles and wasn't really impressed. It was crispy and hard, and I preferred chewy and dense waffles.
The shop is clean and furnished in a color theme of tiffany blue and white. It is rather spacious and a nice place to chillax (chill + relax) at. Affordable ice cream with a wide variety of choices, why not? I haven't been there for quite some time now since it is quite far away from my house to go there just for ice cream but the last time I drove past there, I didn't seem to see the shop. Maybe you could just check again if its still there!
They use real mint leaves (and lots of it) to make their mint ice cream, which was actually more like a sorbet, if memory serves me well. The leaves were crushed into tiny bits and gave the ice cream an aesthetically pleasing appearance. And yet the strange thing is, I did not detect a single hint of the unpleasant raw, leafy taste I was expecting when I first laid eyes on the ice cream. Instead, the result of using real mint leaves was a super refreshing effect on the palate that just keeps you wanting more. The sweetness was just right too.
Okay, but I have to realise that not every one is a fan of eating toothpaste, so I shall remark on what else I have tried besides their heavenly mint ice cream. The other ice cream flavours were awesome too; I tried rum and raisin, lychee, chocolate, and some citrus. They were all good. Their waffles too are one of the best I've ever had, though they take almost forever to serve them. But I guess they were ultimately worth the wait. The waffles were crispy and satisfying, and mop up the ice cream really well. Nothing beats warm, crisp waffles and great ice cream. :)