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Editor’s Picks for Late-Night Dessert Runs in Singapore

Editor’s Picks for Late-Night Dessert Runs in Singapore

If your taste buds are begging for ice cream late at night, trust us, we’ve had moments where we’re practically roaring for it! We remember one time when it was the dead of night and our cravings hit us like a freight train. 

Eagerly, we opened the freezer door, hoping to find a forgotten pint from our last grocery run, but alas, it was bare. 

We were devastated for a minute until we remembered: Singapore’s late-night dessert scene is always here to the rescue!

Whether you’re looking for an innovative ice cream fix or a classic Chinese-style concoction, there’s a plethora of choices here. 

Check out our handpicked list of approved spots below, and get ready for a sweet adventure!

1. Apiary


Address: 84 Neil Rd

Contact details: +65 6493 7273

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, and Sunday – 12 PM to 10 PM 
  • Friday and Saturday – 12 PM to 11 PM 

Apiary is a stylish ice cream shop that offers a variety of homemade flavors, inviting those with a sweet tooth to indulge in a whole new world of taste. 

We were particularly captivated by the lavender flavor for its refreshing and sophisticated flavor profile. However, do note that it might be too aromatic for some people. 

On that note, pistachio might be a better option for you. 

Aside from ice cream, they also have other delectable offerings such as waffles, brownies, hot chocolate, and such. 

The black charcoal waffle is a popular choice here. While it’s extremely tasty, make sure to check your teeth before heading out. Trust us, it’s a lesson we learned the hard way!

2. Lickers


Address: 124 Hougang Ave 1, #01-1446

Operating hours:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 1 PM to 2 AM
  • Friday to Sunday – 12 PM to 2 AM 

Lickers is a late-night haunt, bedazzled by a neon light display, beckoning to any passersby craving sweet delights. 

The ice cream waffles are the crowd favorite for its generous serving and unbeatable combination. 

The waffles have a perfect crisp, while still being chewy on the inside. Meanwhile, the ice cream was a nice, sweet touch that we wouldn’t mind ordering on its own. 

If you need a salty and savory kick after you get your dessert fix, consider ordering truffle fries for a delectable palate cleanser. 

3. 2am: Dessert Bar


Address: 21A Lor Liput

Contact details: +65 6291 9727

Operating hours:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday to Sunday – 6 PM to 2 AM 

Only open at night, 2am: Dessert Bar is the perfect hangout spot for those looking for an unparalleled combination of desserts and nightlife. 

We love their own take on Twix, a decadent treat that comes with chocolate sable, peanut crumble, burnt caramel bavarois, dark chocolate ice cream, and cacao nib tuile. 

It can be enjoyed alongside their libations, for the complete experience. 

Their offerings are on the upscale side, so you can expect elevated desserts served creatively on a plate. 

4. Tiang Wang


Address: 50 Keong Saik Rd.

Contact details: +65 9680 1628

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 5 PM to 2 AM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 3 PM to 2 AM

Tiang Wang is a unique Chinese dessert spot, characterized by its creative mahjong-themed interior, which adds an extra layer of enjoyment to your dining experience. 

Expect a variety of sago-based desserts such as mango nata de coco, honeydew sago, and logan popping. 

What particularly caught our attention was the green bean soup with durian, an interesting combination we don’t see very often. It’s definitely surprising, but what surprised us even more was how much we enjoyed it. 

Do consider that if you’re feeling adventurous.  

5. Dessert First


Address: 8 Liang Seah St, #01-04

Contact details: +65 6333 0428

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 1 PM to 12 AM
  • Friday and Saturday – 1 PM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 12:30 PM to 12:30 AM 

Dessert First is an affordable dessert shop with an unassuming facade, ideal for indulging in sweet treats without breaking the bank. 

The durian sago pomelo is a standout choice, gaining popularity for its rich and creamy texture.

If you’re not a fan of this popular Southeast Asian fruit, you can also try other equally tasty delights such as mango shaved ice and other versions of it. 

On the other hand, if you’re an enthusiast of hot desserts, you’ll have the time of your life here. They have a multitude of options, including waffles with maple syrup, original glutinous rice balls, and ginkgo barley. 

6. Darkness Dessert


Address: 100 Tg Pagar Rd

Contact details: +65 8842 1263

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 5 PM to 10:30 PM 
  • Friday – 5 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Saturday – 1 PM to 5:30 PM, 7 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Sunday – 1 PM to 5:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM 

If your taste buds are searching for traditional Chinese desserts, Darkness Desserts is a great late-night option for your ultimate indulgence. 

The crowd favorite is the mango pomelo sago, a refreshing treat with a tangy and sweet taste, as well as satisfying chewy textures, which enhance the experience. 

The mango ice is another popular choice, which we recommend ordering if you have someone to share it with. Otherwise, you might be left with a plateful of chilly goodness all to yourself, which, let’s be honest, isn’t necessarily a bad thing!

However, the portions are extremely generous, so be forewarned! 

7. Ah Chew Desserts

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Address: 1 Liang Seah St, #01-10/11 Liang Seah Place

Contact details: +65 6339 8198

Operating hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 12:30 PM to 12 AM
  • Tuesday – closed
  • Friday and Saturday – 1:30 PM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 1:30 PM to 12 AM 

Ah Chew Desserts is another irresistible option if you want to indulge in Chinese-style desserts. 

It’s not surprising that the mango sago is also a popular option here, considering its layers and layers of flavors and textures. 

We also love this place for its steamed egg desserts, with the fresh milk steamed egg with chocolate cookies topping being our favorite. It’s decadent and comforting, perfect for a late-night dessert run. 

8. Smile Dessert Bugis


Address: 534 North Bridge Rd, #01-01

Contact details: +65 6232 7801 

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 6 AM 

If you’re walking along the busy streets of Bugis and a pink building catches your eye, there’s a big chance that it’s Smile Dessert. 

This eye-catching dessert store offers an assortment of sweet treats like souffle, Korean bingsu, pastries, and waffles. 

The Korean bingsu is the most popular choice, as it comes with fresh fruits and hefty portions of fluffy shaved ice, making it a refreshing and satisfying dessert option for those seeking a cool treat on a hot day, or in this case, a hot night. 

9. Oriental Ice Bistro


Address: 89 Rangoon Rd, #01-02

Contact details: +65 6635 7426

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday & Friday to Sunday – 5 PM to 2 AM
  • Thursday – closed

Oriental Ice Bistro is an off-the-beaten-path gem that serves cool desserts, for a cool relief from Singapore’s humid climate. 

The Korean bingsu is a popular choice among customers for its quality and generous portions. 

While we also enjoyed a bowl of it, we found ourselves leaning more towards the choc banana waffle, mostly for its decadent chocolate flavor and sweetness of the banana. 

Aside from desserts, they also have savory offerings like pizzas, pies, and wraps. 

10. Grin Affair


Address: Bishan St.11, #01-408 Block 505d

Contact details: +65 8800 6600

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Friday to Sunday – 12 PM to 1 AM 

Grin Affair is a quaint dessert shop perfect for on-the-go individuals who crave indulgent treats that can be enjoyed conveniently. 

Their jar cakes are the perfect quick pick-me-up after a long day’s work. The banoffee is our ultimate favorite for its homey taste that blends caramel, banana, and biscuit crumbs into a comforting delight. 

They also have a variety of other flavors, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. 

11. Heartbreak Melts Ice Cream


Address: 421 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-1163

Contact details: +65 8895 3273

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 2 AM 

Heartbreak Melts Ice Cream is a standout choice for those looking for indulgent vegan desserts. Crafted in-house, you can ensure that their flavors are fresh, allowing authentic ingredients to shine through with every bite. 

Their ice cream flavors are best enjoyed with waffles, which are also plant-based delights, so you can revel in sweet treats without compromising your dietary preferences. 

For a late-night dessert run, you might want to consider ordering ice cream floats, which you can order with a shot of alcohol. 

It surprisingly works really well, adding a subtle kick that elevates indulgence to a whole new level. 

12. Udders Ice Cream


Address: 246D Upper Thomson Rd

Contact details: +65 6452 0803

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 12 PM to 11 PM 
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 11 PM 

Seeking a unique ice cream experience? Udders Ice Cream offers a variety of inventive flavors with a wide array of options, ensuring anyone can enjoy their late-night dessert adventure. 

There are classic options including cookies & cream, Earl Grey, and French vanilla. Additionally, there are Asian classics in the form of cold desserts, such as hojicha, Kyoto matcha, and Thai iced tea. 

And for the ultimate showstopper, they even have boozy ice cream flavors like the rum rum raisin and baileys & bourbon. 

13. Salted Caramel 


Address: 246F Upper Thomson Rd

Contact details: +65 9732 6731

Operating hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday – 12 PM to 11 PM 
  • Friday and Saturday – 12 PM to 1 AM 

Contrary to its name, Salted Caramel is an ice cream shop that offers a wide array of flavors with a fantastic mix of classic and innovative flavors. 

Earl Grey seems like the fan favorite, and after trying it ourselves, we understand why it’s a beloved choice among customers. 

It has a mild flavor compared to other Earl Grey ice cream flavors in the country, which makes it ideal for those seeking a more subtle taste. 

The fudgy brownie is an underrated choice though, so don’t miss out on this delectable treat that offers a satisfying burst of rich chocolatey goodness. 

14. Madame Ooze Ice Cream Cafe & Dessert Bar


Address: 259 South Bridge Rd

Contact details: +65 8854 7417

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 11:30 PM

Madame Ooze is a hip joint where one can unwind with a tasty treat while enjoying a stylish and welcoming ambiance. 

The croissant is their top best seller for its perfectly flaky feel and rich taste. Elevate this tasty baked delight by ordering an ice cream on top of it, creating a tasty fusion full of indulgence.