Rabbit Owl Depot is one of the latest additions to the ever-growing range of ice-cream parlours here in Singapore. The quaint little store is situated right opposite the National Library & was opened by a couple, Joseph and Alena. The name of their parlour derived from the nicknames they gave one another, both which have a relation to an owl & a rabbit respectively. The place offers handcrafted ice-cream & waffles that resemble snowflakes.
The interior of the ice-cream parlour has a very clean & crisp look. The place is lightly decorated with hints of owls & rabbits here and there. The place is furnished with industrial-style chairs, some made from wooden pieces wrapped together, some made with brass pipe supports. The colours of the place are all very earthy & neutral, which blends together nicely. The bright yellow of the counter area draws you towards it like a moth to a flame, attracting your eyes towards the marvellous ice-cream. The space of the place has been planned well, maximising the limited area without leaving you feeling cramped or squished.
Places like these make fantastic spots to chill & hang out for hours on end. (Of course, justify your stay by ordering more ice-cream!)
What I like about Rabbit Owl Depot is that they seem to encompass this quality of “Stick to what you know best.” It’s because of this, that the ice-cream parlour only offers their range of ice-creams, their iconic snowflake waffles & some drinks. It’s refreshing to find a place that doesn’t try to overwhelm themselves by having extensive food choices, only for them to turn out subpar. Rabbit Owl is probably most well-known for their photogenic snowflake waffles, a must to try for anyone visiting the place. The ice-cream here are prepared by the couple themselves, ensuring that only “real” & fresh ingredients are used for their smooth yet velvety textured flavours.
Prices are fairly low here, one of the lower priced ice-cream parlours. No GST or service fees either!
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
If you are an ice-cream connoisseur like me, Rabbit Owl Depot is a place that you would not want to miss. The ice-cream here are all very well done, with smooth yet velvety textures & strong flavors. The waffles here are also fantastic & stands out from the endless range of waffles out there. The vibes here are wonderful & relaxing, with indie covers playing throughout the parlour, making Rabbit Owl a great place to chill out with friends.
Rabbit Owl DEPOt
420 North Bridge Road #01-06, Singapore 188727
(Nearest train station: Bugis)
Contact: 6336 4075
Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm