Acai-holics may remember Cornercove, Singapore’s first build-your-own-bowl acai bar in Bugis that closed in 2021 due to COVID restrictions.
If you miss their fully-customisable acai bowls, you’ll be happy to know that the cafe is finally back in business, and they’re now at City Gate along Beach Road.
The minimalistic California-inspired cafe sports a unique design, decked out in cool white tones and coastal accents. The usual tables and chairs are swapped for a stair tread concept, where you can choose to either sit cross-legged on the steps or chill out at a counter in the corner.
To top it off, their acai bowls (S$9.90 or S$14.90) are customisable and comes with unlimited toppings — all at a fixed price.
There’s no need to stick to the standard Acai flavour when you can mix and match a variety of bases. This includes flavours such as Pitaya, Matcha, Creamy Coconut, Strawberry Chocolate Protein, Blue Chia Pudding, Raspberry Chia Pudding, and Tropical Paradise, a blend of peach, mango, and pineapple.
All bases are prepared without any added sugars or dairy, in order to let the natural sweetness of fruits shine.
After choosing your bases, head on to the topping isle, where you’ll be presented with an array of fresh fruits like strawberries, bananas, apples, and blueberries.
Other toppings (there are over 30 to choose from) such as espresso powder, matcha powder, maple pecan granola, toasted coconut, agave, and goji berries are also available, which helps to add extra texture and flavour to your smoothie bowl.
An acai bowl isn’t completed if it isn’t finished off with a drizzle of nut butter, and at Cornercove, their spreads are freshly churned. Whether it’s almond, peanut or cashew butter, you can be sure that it’s served in its purest form.
Since the toppings are unlimited, you can deck your bowl with whatever your heart desires — only if they don’t topple.
We opted for one of the classic combinations of Matcha & Coconut with honey nut granola, honey, banana, blueberries, cacao nibs, almond flakes, goji berries, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut flakes, and a mix of almond and cashew butter — filling and well-balanced!
But really, the possibilities are endless, so feel free to go all out and DIY the smoothie bowl of your wildest (and healthiest) dreams.
So, the next time you find yourself in the mood to load up on acai, you know where to go!
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Photos by Eunice Lim