There’s nothing heartier than a thick toast for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We bring you the best of thick toasts in Singapore!
We like our toasts in every shape and size but when it’s extra thick, we go crazy! The thick toast trend has been hovering over the dessert scene for awhile now, but lately our locals’ love for Shibuya toasts has pretty much intensified tenfold. We totally get you guys though, because who denies toast when it’s served with ice-cream and a drizzle of awesome sauces? Not to mention they’re aesthetically pleasing too – perfect for curating a great Instagram feed!
Stateland Cafe offers a small range of honeyed thick toasts, but we must introduce you to one of its newest additions, the TAN. And what is the TAN? A charcoaled (ooh, rare) toast which comes with coconut ice-cream, topped off with a slew of mouthwatering ingredients. You’ve got malt sugar, liquid marshmallow, salted caramel and finally toasted nuts added to the concoction, and just by the intense flavouring going on we know it’s going to be a lovely, lovely explosion in your mouth.
Stateland Cafe, 30 Bali Lane, Singapore 189866, (+65) 9296 4997, www.facebook.com/statelandcafe
The highly anticipated franchise from Taiwan finally hit our shores earlier this year and the cafe’s first branch tis nestled in Capitol Piazza’s quiet corners. And no matter which toast you decide to order, rest assured you’re in for a visually stunning treat. Dazzling Café offers a variety of flavours, ranging from hazelnut to matcha and mango, each frivolously decorated with a mountain of whipped cream, garnish and sauces. We heard the taste lives up to expectations as well, and with a single bite you’ll probably begin to feel like you’re in heaven.
Dazzling Café, 15 Stamford Road, #01-85 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178906, (+65) 6384 3310, www.facebook.com/dazzlingcafesg
The people at Dessert Project are really amazing ice-cream artisans, what with their godlike skills to seemingly transform any flavour into exceptional ice-cream. They’ve even got the Melon and Parma Ham flavour down, and that’s really saying something. Since the team is equipped with such talent you know you’re in good hands, their thick toasts probably bursting with flavour too. The menu contains quite a number of selects, but Nutella seems to be the most popular among patrons, with flavours like Matcha and Pina Colada narrowly missing the top spot.
Dessert Project, 22 Havelock Rd, Singapore 160022, (+65) www.facebook.com/Dessert-Project-817279425023299/
Situated in Chinatown, The Loft offers only one kind of thick toast on their menu, but it sure looks like a dream. Called the Natsu Beri Shibuya Toast, it comes with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, as well as a handful of summer berries for added sweetness. The ambience is also perfect if you’re looking to simply kick back and unwind, and for that we’d suggest ordering a round of their crafted ales and ciders to wash down the contents of your desserts.
The Loft, 268A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058817, (+65) 6221 2103, www.theloft.com.sg/
You’ve probably already seen images of Assembly Coffee’s Shibuya toast floating around social media, since it carries a different kind of aesthetic compared to the usual renditions of the dessert. For starters, the toast isn’t served whole, most of it having been carved out and sliced into cubes. The ice-cream sits in the remaining frame of the initial toast, surrounded by greek yoghurt and fruits. Also, since they’re primarily a coffee joint, make sure you get your daily cuppa while you’re there. Not up for caffeine? Try the Baby-Chino instead, their very own adorable chocolate drink.
Assembly Coffee, 26 Evans Lodge, Singapore 259367, (+65) 6735 5647, www.assembly.sg/
You’ve seen the usual fruit based or chocolatey thick toasts countless of times, but Brew Maison is genius for having paired the dessert with incredibly unique flavours. How unique? We’re talking Taro and Kabocha with Cinnamon, covered in sauces coloured purple and yellow respectively. It has fast become one of their best-selling desserts on the menu, and if you’re headed there for a taste order their signature lattes too, like the Kurogoma and Goguma, to go hand in hand with your dessert.
Brew Mansion, 383 Bukit Timah Road,#01-9B, Alocassia Apartments, Singapore 259727, www.facebook.com/BrewMaison
Loaves Me is another Shibuya toast haven, their menu offering a pretty broad range of the dessert itself, practically spanning two whole pages. They have your typical sweet choices, and then there’s a savoury cheese option too. If you’re a sucker for traditional local flavours, this might just be your new favourite haunt, since they serve Pandan and Yam Taro Shibuya toasts as well in smaller bite sized pieces. Sip on classic kopitiam drinks while you’re at it, like Yuanyang or a Milo Gorilla.
Loaves Me, 70 Stamford Road, #B1-45 Li Ka Shing Library Building, Singapore 178901, (+65) 9665 1631, www.loavesme.com/
Watanabe Cofee is a fairly new joint which opened a couple of months back in the heart of town. It’s a Japanese-Western cafe, serving dishes relating to both cuisines. Their desserts look mega fine, and if you’re a huge fan of matcha, get ready to fall in love. Their Matcha & Ogura toast is a huge dessert hit, and it comes with two scoops of ice-cream (one vanilla and one green tea), as well as mocha and ogura red bean. Just the mention of these power packed Japanese ingredients already have us drooling.
Watanabe Coffee, 350 Orchard Road Shaw Centre, Swiss Cottage Estate, Singapore 238868, (+65) 6235 0608, https://www.facebook.com/WaCafe.asia
This one looks extra sinful. The Coffee Daily’s thick toast combination comes with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream, coupled with Speculoos cookie butter. And if you don’t know what Speculoos cookie butter tastes like, you’re truly missing out. The cookie butter on its own has the power to melt tastebuds, so imagine what it can do when added to a delicious plate of toast and ice-cream. The dessert becomes a lovely mix of sweet and salty, a concoction we’re sure you’ll devour till the end.
Lead image sourced via Pinterest. Image #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, and #10 sourced via respective Facebook pages.