Ms Durian is a new durian cafe at Kelantan Street. It serves artisan tea and coffee and freshly made durian desserts.
Ms Durian Cafe
The durian cake and dessert shop opened in Poiz Centre in Potong Pasir sometime during 2019 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the best places for durian cakes. Ms Durian at Poiz Centre closed in mid 2021. Loyal fans of Ms Durian heaved a sigh of relief when the new Ms Durian cafe opened in Kelantan Street on 12 February 2022.
The new durian cafe in Kelantan Street occupies a quaint single storey building right next to a HDB estate. The building has a pitched roof, which which is well exploited as a design element in the interior.
The new Ms Durian has a stylish interior design. The pitch roof with motifs creates architectural interest. Exposed bricks and bare concrete are complemented by pastel hues. The place has character and charm.
What’s on the Menu
Ms Durian is not a durian fruit stall. It does not sell the king of fruits so the place does not smell like durian. The durian cafe offers a small selection of refined cakes and desserts – including craquelin, cream puff, pudding and ice cream – all made without artificial flavour or colour. There are high tea sets available.
Below are a few screen shots of the digital menu which we accessed by scanning a QR code on the tables of the cafe.
Desserts at Ms Durian
We tried the Mao Shan Wang Durian Ice Cream ($9), the MSW Durian Cream Puff ($3.20 per piece) and D24 Durian Craquelin ($2.20 per piece).
Three small scoops of the MSW durian ice cream were attractively presented in a earthenware bowl with a raised conical base. The eggless ice cream was very nice. It was rich and smooth and not too sweet. The ice cream had bits of durian fleah and the durian flavour was distinct. It would rank among our favourite durian ice creams.
The freshly baked cream puff used the same MSW ice cream for the filling. The pastry was light and airy. $3.20 was quite a lot to pay for a small cream puff; but it was an enjoyable treat.
In any case, we may have to get use to higher prices for durians and durian desserts as the rising costs of Malaysian durians have been in the news recently.
MS Durian’s craquelin, which had D24 durian filling, was a more affordable option compared to the MSW cream puff. The buttery choux pastry topped with a crunchy cookie crust was very nice, especially when eaten soon after it was freshly made.
The cappuccino ($5) was was well brewed and as good as coffee in specialty coffee shop.
Charming Durian Cafe
Ms Durian is a charming Instagram-worthy cafe for durian-inspired desserts. Even when you just want some good coffee or tea, the new cafe is a nice comfortable haven. Durian lovers will not be disappointed by the desserts. If you miss durians from Pahang, heading down to Ms Durian at Kelantan Street may be a very attractive option.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
11 Kelantan Road, Singapore 208604
Tel: +65 6962 0057
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Closed on Tuesday
Nearby MRT Station: Jalan Besar
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