6 Fun Kid-Friendly Dessert Places For An After-Exam Treat

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By Amanda Tan        4 November 2022

After all the stress preparing for their exams, your children deserve a treat! From do-it-yourself treats that everyone can participate in making, to taking a closer look at nature at the Botanic Gardens, don’t miss these fun eateries that serve up desserts all will enjoy!

929 Desserts & Bites

Photos: 929 Desserts & Bites Instagram

In our perpetually warm weather, soothing Korean and Taiwanese-style bingsus hit just the right spot. Located at SAFRA Tampines, you’ll find brightly-hued desserts that are a treat for the eyes and the palate. If bingsus are not your thing, 929 Desserts & Bites offers a bevy of waffles and ice creams as well.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off; more info at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/929-dessert-bites

929 Desserts & Bites is located at SAFRA Tampines, 1/A Tampines Street 92, #01-17, Singapore 528882; facebook.com/929dessertsandbites

Fruit Paradise

Photos: Fruit Paradise Instagram

While desserts are usually seen as guilty pleasures, these fruit tarts don’t have to be! For the ultimate, sin-free sweet treat, each tart is baked fresh and topped generously with the freshest fruits and lightly sweetened cream. Even kids who don’t usually enjoy fruits will find them hard to resist. Don’t forget to snap a pic for the ‘gram before digging in!

SAFRA members and servicemen enjoy 10% off Fruit Paradise’s a la carte menu; more info at safra.sg/promotions/FruitParadise

Fruit Paradise has outlets located at JEM, Vivo City, Funan and The Centrepoint

Platform 1094

Photos: Platform 1094 Instagram

If your child’s a fan of the magical world of the Harry Potter series, a visit to Platform 1094 is a must. Whether you’re a wizard or muggle, be sure to sample some of the wizarding world’s sweet treats. Chef’s recommendations here are the cafe’s Golden Wings, which is a mango and milk chocolate mousse with vanilla sponge cake; Wizard’s Secret Message, a chocolate Swiss roll with a vanilla owl macaron; as well as an assortment of artisan sweets from the magical universe. If you prefer savoury mains, the cafe’s Crabmeat Aglio Olio and Charing Cross Road Prime Rib-eye are said to be favourites too.

Platform 1094 is located at 1094 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328192; Tel: 6204 6003

Tiong Bahru Bakery – Safari

Photos: Tiong Bahru Bakery Instagram & Facebook

Always wanted your child to experience the joys of camping but haven’t had the chance yet? Tiong Bahru Bakery’s Safari cafe comes close. Located at Minden Road within Dempsey Hill, the cafe offers patrons a walk on the wild side with a glamping experience complete with its signature pastries and beverages. The cafe, which was inspired by Tiong Bahru Bakery founder Cynthia Chua’s trip to the African safari in Botswana, offers a truly unique setting in the great outdoors – all in the heart of Singapore.

Tiong Bahru Bakery – Safari is located at 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819; Tel: 6877 4876

Slappy Cakes Singapore

Photos: Slappy Cakes Singapore Instagram

Instead of having your children express their creativity on paper, have them do so with pancake batter instead. Originally from Portland, USA, Slappy Cakes is a make-your-own dining concept with griddles at every table for diners to create and draw their very own pancake designs. The cafe offers all-you-can-eat pancakes and ice cream, where you get to choose your pancake batter, enjoy free-flow ice cream and indulge in free-flow toppings.

Slappy Cakes Singapore is located at #01-11 Northshore Plaza II, 418 Northshore Drive, Singapore 820418

Little Spot

Photos: Little Spot Instagram

Tucked away near the entrance of the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the 40-seater eco-conscious cafe was formed to specifically instil a love for nature in children. The cafe offers an all-day brunch menu which includes creatively-presented pancakes and mains for the little ones.

Parents overseeing restless kids will love that the intimate space comes with an interactive play area as well as a reading nook. Plus, visit Little Spot at the right time, and you may be able to participate in the various parent-child activities organised by the cafe every quarter. The activities are created to mainly encourage families to learn from and with one another.

Little Spot is located at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1H Cluny Road, #01-K1, Singapore 259604; Tel: 6338 4848

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