Everyone adores desserts, so everyone else is turning artisan wannabe in hopes of making a pretty penny off those bottomless sugar cravings. What then sets Butterspace apart from the cosmic menagerie of mostly two-bit cafes which sprout up just about as quickly as they fizzle out? Wheat or chaff, we did some digging and eating to ascertain for ourselves.

Originally an online bakery business that launched only last year, Butterspace aspires to bigger things seemingly hastily, having already opened its first physical outlet on 21 June. Beyond hawking kitschy cookies, brownies, blah blah blah, this neo-ascetic hole in the wall doubles as ice cream parlour - folks may thus also momentarily licka'way the relentless tropical heat on their own dime.

Encamped within the reputedly sleepy Chai Chee precinct (plied by bus services nos. 26, 222), Butterspace operates daily from 12pm-2am.

What knocked our socks off:

Sweet Jesus cinnamon tits, the rainbow sprinkle-bespeckled, caramel drizzled Cookie Sandwich despite screaming unabashedly gimmicky catapulted us into seventh heaven. Read: single scoop ice cream (we gunned for White Chocolate Cranberry btw) awkwardly shoehorned betwixt one chonky, M&M studded confection and its less ostentatious contemporary simply gushed awesome possum jambalayas of chocolatey, chewy cum gooey.

Cookie Sandwich ($9.30)

What didn't work out:

Feeling emboldened, we decided to scope out other available flavours, hence Mint Chocolate and Grape Yakult. The former while not overall mind-blowing registered decent mintiness nonetheless; conversely the latter's acute emetogenic potential stemming from a persistent acridness lent credence to our supposition that someone back there possibly went full retard with the probiotics.

2 Scoops of Mint Chocolate And Grape Yakult ($8.10)

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Score: 6.2/10



Blk 55 Chai Chee Drive,
Singapore 460055