Desert Desert SG – New Redhill Gelato Cafe with Waffles, Bingsu and Savory Bites Open daily from 8am

Don’t we love more ice cream cafes in the heartland of Singapore?

Strangely, Lengkok Bahru opposite Redhill MRT station may seem like an obscure place to many, but we’ve seen cafes and eateries such as Taiwanese Cafe Galore, Sembarang Nasi Lemak and The Living Room Eating House gaining a foothold there Is.

Desert Gelato Cafe with an original outlet in Ang Mo Kio has opened another new cafe on the ground level of Block 63B.

This cafe offers a wide selection of sweet treats including gelato, cakes, pastries, bingsu; Tasty Bites and much more.


“Desert dessert” means 2 different things, even though their spelling is quite similar, the former referring to a barren and dry landscape, and the latter referring to sweet treats.

The atmosphere of the cafe is supposed to be cozy and inviting, with comfortable seating and warm lighting.

The decor is modern and homely, with sleek white tables with rattan stools all around the shop, along with a corner that might remind you of a living room.

One of the highlights of Desert Desert Gelato Cafe is their gelato selection.

Flavors range from classic favorites like Triple Chocolate and Cookies and Cream to Strawberry Cheesecake, Green Apple, Rum and Raisin, Salted Caramel with Almond, Earl Gray Lavender.

Each scoop costs $4 or $5; While a top-up for a waffle starts at $3.80.

In addition to gelato, the cafe also serves a variety of cakes and pastries such as the Taro Earl Gray Swiss Roll ($6).

There is even Bingsu, which is not considered so common for gelato cafes.

I ordered the savory Korean Spicy Chicken on Waffles ($9.90) and enjoyed crispy chicken thigh pieces (done like karage style) with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Consider it an Asian version of chicken and waffles, which can be treated as a tea-time snack or a light lunch without the heaviness.

The Buttermilk Waffles had a crispy and crunchy outer crust, with a fluffy, airy texture on the inside.

Drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with icing sugar, the waffle was scented with the scent of vanilla and buttermilk that most waffle lovers should enjoy.

I liked the sea salt flavor, with a hint of salt, to cut through the sweetened milk-based gelato.

Desert Desert might be a popular dining spot for the residents here as they are open till midnight on weekends (Fridays and Saturdays).

And surprisingly, they open well before 8 am. Let’s hope they stay that way for the morning risers.

Desert Dessert – Lengkok Bahru
63B Langkok Bahru, #01-350, Singapore 152063
Opening hours: 8am – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 8am – 12am (Fri – Sat)

Desert Desert – The Mo Kio
163 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-424 Mayflower Shopping & Food Centre, Singapore 560163
Opening hours: 12 noon – 11 am (Sun – Thursday), 12 noon – 1 am (Fri – Sat)

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*Written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Nicolas Tan @stormscape who love all things food [NEW], DFD paid for this food review unless otherwise stated.