Sunday Folks @ Chip Bee Gardens

Banner of Sunday Folks.

Banner of Sunday Folks.

Sunday Folks is an ice-cream parlour that has recently opened up in Holland Village. The place is by the same people of the well-known Creamier, and is considered to be the sister branch to the extremely popular ice-cream cafe. Sunday Folks still retains the famed eggy waffles from Creamier, while changing things up by offering soft serve ice-cream instead.

Exterior of the parlour.

Exterior of the parlour.

Though Sunday Folks only recently opened it’s doors to the public, it has already gained an overwhelming crowd. Their popularity is definitely due to it’s relation to Creamier. Numerous people have constantly Instagrammed their famed waffles & soft serve ice-cream, including the countless blog reviews that have already surfaced after their opening. [It’s my turn now, though I’m a tad late.]

Inside Sunday Folks.

Inside Sunday Folks.

More seats further into the parlour.

More seats further into the parlour.

Aesthetic
One major difference of Sunday Folks to Creamier is the vast space that the former has, which is a huge relief. Of course, though Sunday Folks has a much bigger space compared to Creamier, seating is still quite limited, especially during peak hours & weekends. I do wonder if they will expand their seating outside as every other restaurant nearby has already done so.

Sunday Folks has a very clean yet modern design. There isn’t any clutter, but bigger open spaces, such as a high counter in the middle of the parlour with menus placed on top. Decor is very minimal, with a few flower vases on tables, some potted plants on shelves, wood & copper finishings and the usual spotlight lighting. It’s definitely a vast improvement over the cramped space of Creamier.

Sidenote
My friend and I were actually discussing how they didn’t have a signboard on the outside of the parlour, with only a small banner outside with their name on it. Another friend who didn’t notice the banner, came from behind & exclaimed “Why doesn’t this place have a signboard?!” Just a little something that lingered in our minds.

Their dessert counter.

Their dessert counter.

Menu of Sunday Folks.

Menu of Sunday Folks.

Food
Sunday Folks offer up the same famed waffles of Creamier, but with soft serve ice-cream instead. They also offer up some selection of cakes that changes daily which are displayed at the counter, basically replacing what would have been their ice-cream counter. I do feel that there’s some sort of lost opportunity here, by not offering their fantastic handcrafted ice-cream at all.

Their flavor selection of their ice-cream here is also lesser than Creamier, with a prefixed menu of 6 soft serve flavors to choose from. They also offer their soft serve ice-cream in either a cone or cup, with pre-selected toppings for each flavor you choose. Price-wise, it’s all quite standard for ice-cream & waffles, though I do find their cone/cup pricing to be slightly steep. Of course, there’s no GST or service fees here, so that’s a bonus.

A wide selection of toppings to choose from! Standard toppings/sauces - $1.50 Premium toppings - $1.90 I usually tend to dislike adding toppings as they are just added fluff for an exorbitant cost. You can't deny that it's really tempting to do so though.

A wide selection of toppings to choose from!
Standard toppings/sauces – $1.50
Premium toppings – $1.90
I usually tend to dislike adding toppings as they are just added fluff for an exorbitant cost. You can’t deny that it’s really tempting to do so though from all the choices you get.

Japanese Matcha Roll ($7.90) With White Chocolate & Kinako Apart from their ever-popular waffles, Sunday Folks also offer a small selection of cakes.  I've seen some good reviews regarding their Matcha cakes, which changes daily with either their roll or a cake slice.  I thought it tasted quite good, there was a nice hint of Matcha. One of my friends liked the texture of the sponge, while another commented that the Matcha taste wasn't really prominent.

Japanese Matcha Roll ($7.90)
With White Chocolate & Kinako
Apart from their ever-popular waffles, Sunday Folks also offer a small selection of cakes.
I’ve seen some good reviews regarding their Matcha cakes, which changes daily with either their roll or a cake slice.
I thought it tasted quite good, there was a nice hint of Matcha. One of my friends liked the texture of the sponge, while another commented that the Matcha taste wasn’t really prominent.

Belgian Waffles with ice-cream ($11.80) With Seasalt Gula Melaka Ice-cream, Strawberries, Blueberries, Maple Syrup, Chocolate Sauce So there we have it, their famed waffles, the same you get at Creamier. Obviously THE thing to order when you're at Sunday Folks. Each waffle order already comes with toppings of blueberries, strawberries & sauces, but you can add more if you like. I opted for the Seasalt Gula Melaka ice-cream as I really loved the flavor at Creamier. I did find the waffles at Creamier to be a bit too eggy for my liking, but I found the waffles here to be better. My friend really liked the waffles but commented "Though they are good waffles, other places also have similarly good waffles. So to come here just for them..." Both of us did find the Seasalt Gula Melaka ice-cream to be a tad too strong in flavor as well. I also added an additional topping of Seasalt Chocolate Honeycomb but it was so little, you can even hardly see it here. (Therefore supporting my feelings about toppings as I've mentioned above.)

Belgian Waffles with ice-cream ($11.80)
With Seasalt Gula Melaka Ice-cream, Strawberries, Blueberries, Maple Syrup, Chocolate Sauce
So there we have it, their famed waffles, the same you get at Creamier. Obviously THE thing to order when you’re at Sunday Folks. Each waffle order already comes with toppings of blueberries, strawberries & sauces, but you can add more if you like.
I opted for the Seasalt Gula Melaka ice-cream as I really loved the flavor at Creamier. I did find the waffles at Creamier to be a bit too eggy for my liking, but I found the waffles here to be better. My friend really liked the waffles but commented “Though they are good waffles, other places also have similarly good waffles. So to come here just for them…”
Both of us did find the Seasalt Gula Melaka ice-cream to be a tad too strong in flavor though. I also added an additional topping of Seasalt Chocolate Honeycomb but it was so little, you can even hardly see it here. I don’t remember eating them either. (Therefore supporting my feelings about toppings as I’ve mentioned above.)

Belgian Waffles with ice-cream ($11.80) With Earl Grey Lavender Ice-cream, Strawberries, Blueberries, Maple Syrup, Chocolate Sauce Two of my other friends ordered this, going with one of Creamier's popular flavors, which is the Earl Grey Lavender ice-cream. I do find it pretty clever that they added a circular sponge cake on the bottom of the soft serve ice-cream, to give it more support. Of course, with soft serve ice-cream, it melts pretty fast and my friends had to quickly gobble it up with the waffles before it turned to soup. I'll also like to note that the waffles here were also served much faster than Creamier even with a crowd.

Belgian Waffles with ice-cream ($11.80)
With Earl Grey Lavender Ice-cream, Strawberries, Blueberries, Maple Syrup, Chocolate Sauce
Two of my other friends ordered this, going with one of Creamier’s popular flavors, which is the Earl Grey Lavender ice-cream. I did manage to try the ice-cream and I definitely liked this flavor better compared to the Gula Melaka.
I do find it pretty clever that they added a circular sponge cake on the bottom of the soft serve ice-cream, to give it more support. Of course, with soft serve ice-cream, it melts pretty fast and my friends had to quickly gobble it up with the waffles before it turned to soup.
I’ll also like to note that the waffles here were also served much faster than Creamier even with a crowd.

Summer Strawberry Cone ($7.20) Topped with Cheesecake Cubes, Strawberries & Strawberry sauce The flavors for the cone/cup option comes with their own prefixed toppings. I wanted to add more but was told that they don't do that for cones/cups. Probably because there wasn't enough room for it. My friend and I both felt that the strawberry ice-cream tasted exactly like the one from Häagen-Dazs. It was nice though. I also liked the black colored cone, though my friends & I had trouble trying to figure out what flavor it was. "Charcoal?" was one word thrown into the mix. I thought it tasted like the Chinese New Year snack, Love Letters.

Summer Strawberry Cone ($7.20)
Topped with Cheesecake Cubes, Strawberries & Strawberry sauce
The flavors for the cone/cup option comes with their own prefixed toppings. I wanted to add more but was told that they don’t do that for cones/cups. Probably because there wasn’t enough room for it.
My friend and I both felt that the strawberry ice-cream tasted exactly like the one from Häagen-Dazs. It was nice though. I also liked the black colored cone, though my friends & I had trouble trying to figure out what flavor it was. “Charcoal?” was one word thrown into the mix. I thought it tasted like the Chinese New Year snack, Love Letters. (Was it chocolate?… Yeah, we didn’t taste that at all.)

Instead of paper cups for table numbers (like Creamier), Sunday Folks uses a heavy metal ring instead. Pretty neat.

Instead of paper cups for table numbers (like Creamier), Sunday Folks uses a heavy metal ring instead. Pretty neat.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
If you’ve never tried Creamier before, do give Sunday Folks a try, especially if you’re looking to try their famed waffles. The space is definitely a step up from Creamier, while changing just enough elements of the place to keep it different from it’s predecessor. It’s already gaining a lot of popularity, from Instagram & other blogs. I do like Sunday Folks’ soft serve ice-cream & the bigger space it commands, but I’ll still head back to Creamier for their smooth handcrafted ice-cream.

RATING

Food
8/10
Aesthetic
7/10
Price
6.5/10
Service
7.5/10

SUNDAY FOLKS

44 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens #01-52, Singapore 278116
(Nearest train station: Holland Village)
Contact: 6479 9166
Opening Hours:
Tue – Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/sundayfolks.singapore

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