Creamier @ Toa Payoh Lorong 1

Creamier's storefront.

Creamier’s storefront.

Creamier is a little ice-cream parlour nestled in a secluded neighbourhood area. Creamier has been gaining popularity ever since it’s opening, drawing customers from all walks of life even though it is somewhat hidden & hard to find for first-time visits. Creamier is quite a cosy ice-cream parlour, best known for their ice-cream & waffles. It’s a nice change, being situated in a quiet & isolated part of the Toa Payoh neighbourhood.

Creamier at night. This was my first time visit. Look at the cringe-worthy crowd.

Creamier at night.
This was my first time visit. Look at the cringe-worthy crowd.

Interior of Creamier. During my first visit. It was around 9pm.

Interior of Creamier.
During my first visit. It was around 9pm. People trying to get their ice-cream fix.

My second visit to Creamier. This time in the mid-afternoon.

My second visit to Creamier.
This time in the mid-afternoon. Less crowded than my first visit, but still to the point where there were no seats readily available.

Aesthetic
Creamier’s decor and design are all very minimalistic. Considering the limited space that Creamier has, they try to make do by having a few simple design elements to make the space less cluttered. Artwork done by locals are on display, on a rotational basis. Dark wooden elements are use for cabinets, tables & counters while little stools are used as seats. Due to the limited space, the majority of furniture in Creamier are tables, stools & a few benches. The hanging exposed lights give a very simple yet romantic essence while giving enough lighting for the entire space.

Sidenote
Now the major problem for Creamier is obviously the limited space it has. With it’s gaining popularity, the need for Creamier’s demand has increased exponentially. However, it’s small cramped space makes it difficult to supply this demand. The irony is that though Creamier is situated in a quiet neighbourhood, you probably won’t get any quiet with the crowd in Creamier. The place is VERY small, I must emphasize. Tables are all placed very closely together, you would most likely bump into another person if you are trying to maneuver around. Sometimes people would even make use of the seatings near the playground or the park shelter as they are unable to get a seat in Creamier.

It pretty much depends on the timing/days that you visit Creamier. Weekends are the worst times to visit Creamier, I would recommend weekdays in the afternoon. Things can get really crowded even on the weekdays though, especially the night. My first visit was on a Friday night, around 9pm, and already the crowd was horrendous. It was near impossible to get a seat. My second visit was on a weekday mid-afternoon, around 5pm. This time, it was less crowded, but I still had to wait a good 15minutes for a proper seat. So it’s all about your (as I like to put it), plan of attack.

Menu of Creamier's drinks & prices.

Menu of Creamier’s drinks & prices.

Creamier's ice-cream. All those colourful ice-cream!

Creamier’s ice-cream. All those colourful ice-creams!

Food
What makes Creamier so popular? Their handcrafted ice-cream. It is one of the smoothest and most flavourful ice-creams I’ve had. (And do keep in mind I’ve had my fair share of ice-cream) Creamier’s ice-cream is definitely one if the best I’ve ever tried. It has a great texture and the flavours they offer range from common to unique. Price-wise, it’s around the average for ice-cream & waffles. If you order 3 scoops like I always do, then it’ll get a tad more pricey.

Of course the other aspect of Creamier is their waffles. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel the same way for their waffles. I found them to be pretty good but not the best,  it tasted a little bit eggy to me. (Too much eggs in the batter perhaps) On my second visit, my companion did say that she liked them, so it’s up to you to judge for yourself. The waffles do take quite some time to be made & served. For both times, I probably had to wait about a half hour before the waffles were served, probably due to the high demand. Of course, if you factor in the wait for seats with the waffles, it’s actually not that bad. (Approx. 15minutes for seats after your order, then 15 minutes more for your waffles.)

Interesting fact: Creamier also sells pies from Windowsill Pies from time to time.

A paper cup serves as your table number. Pretty neat.

A paper cup serves as your table number. Pretty neat.

It even says it inside.

It even says it inside.

Ice-cream with waffles. (Around $15, additional 80cents for each premium ice-cream flavours) Earl Grey Lavender, Raspberry Love, Butterscotch Almond This was from my first visit. I really loved their ice-cream & the unique flavours.  You can already see how cramp & crowded it was in the picture. [Even the people beside me kept looking at me, as I was talking a tad too loudly.  Oops. What's up with that though? Am I that fascinating?]

Ice-cream with waffles. (Around $15, additional 80cents for each premium ice-cream flavors)
Earl Grey Lavender, Raspberry Love, Butterscotch Almond
This was from my first visit. I really loved their ice-cream & the unique flavours.
You can already see how cramp & crowded it was in the picture. [Even the people seated on my side kept looking at me, as I was talking a tad too loudly. Oops. What’s up with that though? Am I that fascinating?]

Ice-cream with waffles. Again. Earl Grey Lavender, Thai Iced Tea, Sea Salt Gula Melaka I made sure to get a good seat outside of Creamier this time, as I wanted to get a good photo of their ice-cream. #FirstWorldPhotographerProblems I would think one of their best flavors is the Earl Grey Lavender. It's really good. I always try to opt for their more unique flavors.

Ice-cream with waffles. Again.
Earl Grey Lavender, Thai Iced Tea, Sea Salt Gula Melaka
I made sure to snag good seat outside of Creamier this time, as I wanted to get a good photo of their ice-cream. Took me about 15 minutes lurking outside before I managed to get a table. #FirstWorldPhotographerProblems
I would think one of their best flavors is the Earl Grey Lavender. It’s really good. I always try to opt for their more unique flavors.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Creamier is one of the ice-cream parlours in Singapore that is a MUST to visit. It’s already becoming one of the most popular places for ice-cream. Their ice-cream are all quite superb. Of course, you have to plan your visit accordingly to avoid the horrendous crowds. I would recommend to try Creamier’s ice-cream & waffles at least once. I would definitely go back from their ice-cream, but not for their waffles, considering the wait. Quite a few people usually opt to get their ice-cream only, as it’s quick & you can have it on the go. If you do get annoyed by Creamier’s crowd, there is another place somewhat nearby called Shrove Tuesday (around 10 minutes walk from Creamier) which also serves really good ice-cream & waffles.

Rating

Food
8.5/10
Aesthetic
6.5/10
Price
6.5/10
Service
7/10

Creamier

128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1. #01-835, Singapore, Singapore 310128
(Nearest train station: Braddell)
Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
http://creamier.com.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/creamier.singapore

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