Kooks Creamery at The Cathay is the city outpost of a popular heartland dessert cafe. Besides handcrafted ice cream of various flavours in a cup or on a cone, the small ice cream shop at The Cathay serves the molten lava baked cookie with a gooey centre with a scoop of ice-cream slabbed on top.
Kooks Creamery at The Cathay
Photo-sharing social networks have benefitted cafes like Kooks Creamery. The signature ice-cream on oozy signature molten lava kooks (or cookies) of the cafe which started life in Block 211 Serangoon Avenue 4 had been photographed by many customers and shared online, creating a buzz. It had added photogenic variations like Unicorn Lava Cookie and Mermaid Spirulina Ice Cream to maintain interest and draw more customers. In spite of strong competition in the desserts scene, Kooks Creamery has done well enough to open a small cozy outlet in The Cathay.
Ice Cream, Cookies & Coffee
The place is small and the menu is simple. There is Ice Cream ($3.80 for single scoop, $6.60 for double, $9.40 for triple), Lava Cookie Sets (which starts from $8.80) and Coffee and Tea ($3.50 to $4.50).
We visited Kooks Creamery at The Cathay recently and tried a single scoop of black sesame ice cream and the Kooks signature lava set. We also had coffee there.
The coffee would not be the ice cream cafe’s selling point but it was not bad. The sesame ice cream had a nutty richness with a slight bitterness and was not too sweet. It was delicious.
Kooks signature lava set
The Kooks signature lava set consisted of a large cookie and a scoop of ice cream. We selected the Blue Chai Hokkaido Milk Ice Cream (which was a specialty flavour costing $1 more). The cookie was made to order so expect a waiting time of 10 to 15 minutes. The cookie was served on a hot pan sprinkled with cookie crumbs. The scoop of ice cream was served separately – to be poured on top of the cookie. When the cookie was cut, melted chocolate would ooze out.
The cookie was quite big and had a slightly chewy cakey texture. The Blue Chai Hokkaido Milk Ice Cream was creamy with floral flavours. The combination of cold ice cream, warm cookie and hot chocolate lava was a treat for the palate. It was a rich and pleasing dessert that felt just right.
Cosy dessert and coffee place
Kooks Creamery may be a great spot for the “pics or it didn’t happen set” but for the rest of us it can be a cosy dessert and coffee place in The Cathay. We will be happy to visit Kooks Creamery again when we need a dessert pitstop in that vicinity.
2 Handy Road
#01-06 The Cathay
Tel: +65 90068748
Opening Hours: 12:00 noon – 10:00pm
Nearby MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah
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