The Hougang and Serangoon Cafes neighbourhoods have been on a rather hot streak as it welcomes quite a handful of new openings in the vicinity. Within NEX shopping mall itself, one can expect new additions such as YUN NANS, Beauty in The Pot and upcoming openings like Fong Sheng Hao and Five Guys. Serangoon-ians would
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The Hougang and Serangoon Cafes neighbourhoods have been on a rather hot streak as it welcomes quite a handful of new openings in the vicinity.
Serangoon-ians would be beaming in joy with more food options.
A stone’s throw away from the mall is Pints & Cones, which pairs handcrafted gelato with craft beer offerings.
They offer a series of classic gelato flavours such as Tiramisu, Roasted Pistachio, Mango Passionfruit and Rocher.
Price wise, a Single Scoop retails at $3.50 and Double Scoop at $6.50.
After scrutinizing, I felt that the flavours available were slightly common and a bit too ‘safe’ for the adventurous me.
Perhaps the most fanciful name that caught my attention was the Elderflower Lime, which came with sorbet-like texture.
I liked how the refreshing tangy notes complemented well with scented elderflower floral fragrance.
While the sign states that the flavour contains alcohol, I found it to be rather muted or perhaps overwhelmed by the former two taste profile.
The other flavour which I had was Bandung, which offered a creamy-sweet rose syrup infused gelato.
It was a decent representation of the good ol’ beverage, though a tad too sweet for my sugar tolerance level.
The black horse which stole the limelight turned out to be their Signature Waffles ($4.50) which had thyme herbs mixed into the waffle batter to produce occasional earthy notes with each bite.
Their texture of their waffles was also on-point – not too dense within and came with light crispy exterior.
I don’t usually eat a lot of waffles, but I ended up finishing most of it unknowingly.
For those who go for alcohol, they carry a series of craft beer options ranging from pale ales, dark lagers, IPA to stout, priced at $7.50 onwards.
Their craft beers are mostly imported from United States and rotate on a seasonal basis.
I also randomly picked up a pint of Sour Ale brewed with marionberries, which was smooth to drink and has a pleasant sweet-sourish finish.
While the store name Pints & Cones literally spells out beer and ice cream, perhaps more innovative thoughts can go into synchronizing these two products to appeal to the market with a stronger value preposition.
Maybe Stout Gelato anytime soon?
Pints & Cones
304 Serangoon Avenue 2 #01-02, Singapore 550304
Opening Hours: 1pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.