If you are ever in a mood for an urban retreat, and to just hang out with friends over some nice desserts or ice cream, Holland Village is the way to go.
Holland Village is situated off Singapore’s city center of Orchard Road, along the city fringe, blessed enough to still being able to offer wide range of mid to high end restaurants of a variety of international cuisines, to medium sized cafes, to cozy coffee and dessert joints as well as economical local hawker fare.
Expats, whether or not they reside here or other parts of Singapore, can always be seen here for meals or serious beer drinking after work hours at night. While the restaurant bars that operate till late hours are what thrive Holland Village and making it a well-known night spot for most, there are serenading cafes and dessert places just across the street of Lorong Mambong that will wind you down just the same or even better.
As a food paradise, the little red dot ensures no lack of after meal sweet offerings for the sweet-toothed. Apart from coffee joints like Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and The Coffee Club, there are also coffee and dessert places such as NYDC and Haagen Dazs at Holland Village. From gourmet lattes & Frappuccino’s to chocolate cakes, mudpies, to waffles & ice creams, you do not need to head out to the city to be spoilt for these sweet delicacies!
Haagen Dazs may not come as unfamiliar to many; after all, this New York established brand has built its presence in Singapore up to 14 outlets to date. The Haagen Dazs branch location in Holland Village is well cornered at a spot where it keeps the hustle & bustle of Holland Village happenings within sight, yet provides exclusive seating areas that allow you to keep private conversations at bay. The outdoor seats were comfortable and plush well segregated by individual screens & partitions for privacy for some; the interiors in their signature combination of lush red and vanilla whites, opulent velvety sofas and curved feature walls.
The highly recommended five mini scoops of assorted ice cream flavours served with Belgian waffles in either chocolate or maple syrup and fresh strawberries is a must try. You can spend a good 20 minutes chatting with a friend hardly ever touching the waffle, it will stay crisp the moment you decide to sink your teeth into it. You may choose any 5 ice cream flavours from the menu and need not stick to the vanilla, chocolate, mango, etc by default. Pick your choice of either maple or chocolate syrup and you are good to go. Down it with a warm latte, and you find yourself in sweet, sweet heaven.
Haagen Dazs at Holland Village is one of your best chill out places in Singapore, if you ever plan to just spend a lazy afternoon or evening away over sweet picks alone or with a close company. Haagen Dazs Holland Village is located at 21 Lorong Mambong Singapore 277680 | Tel: 6468 9474.