15 dessert cafes that open past midnight if you’re tired of mookata & hotpot

by Natalie Lim

If you’re looking for a dessert cafe that’s open past midnight, you’re at the right place.

Mookata and hotpot are always a popular supper choice amongst nocturnal humans. But sometimes, eating too much meat gets tiresome and you’ll end up with a greasy stomach feeling. For those that fancy chill late-night hangouts with food that’s preferably not too heavy, these 15 dessert cafes will be right up your alley.

Dessert cafes that open past midnight 

Wan Wan Thai Cafe — Shibuya toasts that’ll remind you of +66

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We’re not travelling to Bangkok anytime soon, so this means that the Shibuya honey toasts from our beloved After You Dessert Cafe remain out of reach. But lucky you, as Wan Wan Thai Cafe is here to satisfy those cravings.

Choose from a variety of honey toast flavours such as Nutella Banana Toast (S$10.90), Strawberry Banana Toast (S$12.90) and even the locally-inspired Kaya Toast (S$8.90). With crispy cubes of bread drenched in sweet honey syrup, this is a combination that’ll never go wrong.

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Some of us believe that bingsus are glorified ice kachangs, while some of us stand that it’s a beautiful, tasty work of art. For those that belong to the latter group, you’ll be glad to know that the cafe serves up these icy treats too. 

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Wan Wan Thai Cafe
📍127A Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189637
🗓️ 12:30pm–3am (Daily)

Tittle Tattle — Old-school vintage cafe that’s open 24/7

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Too many sweets can be nauseating for some. But if you’re the type that lives for the artery-clogging, give-you-cavities kind of sugar-high, the Tittle Tattle Disaster (S$22) will knock your socks off. 

With a maniacal combination of a fluffy Belgian waffle topped with ice cream, macarons, a cone biscuit, marshmallows, Kinder Buenos, strawberries, gem biscuits and finally, icing sugar, this is a treat that’ll keep you up all night.

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The dessert cafe opens past midnight and operates 24/7. Besides specialising in waffles, Tittle Tattle is also known for its vintage theme. Neon-lit signs can be found on its bricked wall interior, and an old school jukebox sits at the corner at the cafe. Since the place is open 24/7, you can vibe to the music without being chased out.

Tittle Tattle
📍 183 Selegie Road, #01-03, Singapore 188329
🗓️ 24/7

Lickers — Additional scoop of ice cream at only S$2.50

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A quarter of the year has passed and if you’ve procrastinated on your 2021’s weight-loss resolution, there’s no harm in putting it off for another day. At Lickers, it’s hard to keep yourself in control when an additional scoop of ice cream on a waffle only costs S$2.50.

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The ice cream parlour handcrafts all of its noshes, but Oreo Yakult and Milo Mallow are the ones to try. A Lonely (single scoop) goes for S$3.50, while a Buddy (double scoop) costs S$6. Since it’s difficult to find affordable ice cream places, we say that it’s a night to let loose and just load the scoops up.

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Lickers (Hougang outlet)
📍 124 Hougang Avenue 1, Block 124, #01-1446, Singapore 530124
🗓️ 1pm–2am (Tues–Thurs), 12pm–2am (Fri–Sun), Closed Mon

Lickers (Telok Blangah outlet)
📍 6 Telok Blangah Crescent, #01-422, Singapore 090006
🗓️ 1pm–2am (Tues–Thurs), 12pm–2am (Fri–Sun), Closed Mon

Gong He Guan (Geylang) – Traditional desserts at an affordable price

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It’s been raining cats and dogs recently and if you’re craving a no-nonsense, piping hot bowl of dessert to warm your tummy, Gong He Guan is the way to go. Originating from Hong Kong, this small dessert cafe opens past midnight and serves up authentic traditional desserts. 

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An assortment of traditional desserts such as Ginger Soup Tang Yuan (S$3.20), Sesame Mix Peanut Paste (S$3) and White Fungus Papaya (S$3.50) can be found on its menu, and you can also opt to add additional Tang Yuan for a small cost of S$1.20

Since most hawkers and eateries close at 10PM, it’s a rare find for a traditional dessert place to open past midnight.

Gong He Guan (Geylang outlet)
📍 217 Geylang Road, Singapore 389277
🗓️ 9.30am–3.30am (Daily)

Hay Gelato — Smoked hay ice cream and cosy interior

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We know that ice cream and waffles have taken up quite a bit of space in our list, but you can’t blame us when those smooth, creamy and luscious scoops are just waiting to be eaten. Instead of the usual round scoop, at Hay Gelato, a small indentation is made at the top of the ice cream for the staff to add complimentary toppings of your choice.

A total of 12 flavours are offered, but we recommend going for the signature Smoked Hay (S$5.20), where real hay is smoked and infused into a milk gelato, then topped with cocoa nibs. 

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With a chic and cosy interior like this, you’ll be tempted to overstay your welcome. 

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📍 136 Bedok North Avenue 3, #01-148, Singapore 460136
🗓️ 1pm–2am (Tues–Sun), Closed Mon

The Whale Tea SG (Rivervale Mall) — The only 24/7 bubble tea store in SG

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Forget ice cream, bubble teas are the new comfort food for the lonely people up at 2am. It’s a pity that most boba stores close at 10pm — but there’s one that prevails through the night. The Whale Tea’s outlet at Rivervale Mall is the only bubble tea dessert store in Singapore that’s not only open past midnight but also operates 24/7.

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The first thing that you’ll notice on their menu board is the baby blue colour gradient in their drinks. The blue comes from spirulina (a blue-green algae superfood) and it gives your drink an extra boost of nutrients. 

With such a pretty drink in hand, maybe it isn’t so bad to be lonely after all.

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The Whale Tea
📍 11 Rivervale Crescent, #01-14, Singapore 545082
🗓️ 24/7

Coffeesmith (Orchard Gateway & Northpoint) — 24/7 cafe for workaholics

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There are two types of people who stay awake past midnight. 1) The nocturnal party animals. 2) People who work round the clock and are forced to become night owls. For the ones who were coerced into living the nightlife, there’ll always be Coffeesmith if you ever need to catch a break.

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The Korean coffee chain offers light refreshments such as cakes and brownies, along with Injeolmi toasts and bingsu.

But for a quick pick-me-up, there’s a coffee selection of Cafe Americano (S$5 for regular, S$5.50 for large), Cafe Vienna (S$6 for regular, S$6.50 for large), and sweeter options such as Sweet Potato Latte (S$7.50 for regular, S$8 for large) and Caramel Milk Tea (S$7.50 for regular, S$8 for large).

*Only the Orchard Gateway and Northpoint Coffeesmith outlets are open 24/7.

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Coffeesmith (Orchard Gateway)
📍 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #01-09/09A, Singapore 238858
🗓️ 24/7 

Coffeesmith (Northpoint)
📍 930 Yishun Avenue 2, Northpoint City South Wing, #01-112, Singapore 7690988
🗓️ 24/7

Smile Dessert — Pink 3-storey cafe with ball pit

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Situated at Bugis is Smile Dessert Bugis 酒窝甜品武吉士, the loud and extremely pink three-storey cafe that has taken over the place opposite Bugis Junction, where Nunsongyee, a Korean Bingsu shop once stood.

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Though fans of the former bingsu establishment may be disappointed, Smile Dessert proves to be a better contender as bingsu can still be found on the menu, along with a bigger variety of desserts such as souffles, cakes and even traditional sweets like walnut paste.

There’s even a ball pit on the second level, so this dessert cafe makes a fun midnight hangout.

Smile Dessert Bugis 酒窝甜品武吉士
📍 534 North Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 188749
🗓️ 11am–3am (Daily) 

Time For Thai SG — Authentic Thai desserts with no GST & service charge

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This is a midnight dessert place that’ll bring you to +66. The Mango Sticky Rice (S$5.90) here is drenched in a copious amount of velvety coconut milk, which makes the rice to cream ratio absolutely perfect.

Other authentic Thai desserts such as Red Ruby (S$3.90) and Tapioca with Coconut Milk (S$3.90) are sold at an affordable price too. But perhaps the best part of this restaurant is that there’s no additional fee for GST and service charge.

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Main courses and light bites such as Oyster Omelette (S$13.90) and Thai Fish Cake (S$7.90) are also on the menu.

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Time For Thai SG (Bukit Timah outlet)
📍 15 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599739
🗓️ 11am–1am (Daily)

Time For Thai SG (Bedok outlet)
📍 282 Bedok Road, Singapore 469438
🗓️ 11am–1am (Daily)

Cafe de Muse — 24/7 hidden cafe in Orchard

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If you like cake and bingsu, you’ll have the best of both worlds at Cafe de Muse, a dessert cafe that opens past midnight. Tucked away at Shaw House, this hidden cafe may have gone unnoticed even by the CBD workers.

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They serve up a variety of desserts, but the ones to note are the Home-Baked Cheesecake & Strawberry (S$22) bingsu, which features an entire slice of cake on top of the shaved ice and The Chocolate Supreme (S$17.90), which is a sponge cake enclaved in a chocolate shell. 

Served with an indulgent hot chocolate sauce to melt the shell away, a mixed berry compote for a splash of acidity and a vanilla ice cream for a soft creaminess, the dessert reveals to be a dance of flavours.

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Cafe de Muse
📍 350 Orchard Road Isetan Scotts, Shaw House, #01-K5/K6 & #02-K4, Singapore 238868
🗓️ 24/7

Haute and Cauld — Waffles layered with cream cheese and ice cream

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Waffles and maple syrup are a norm in ice cream cafes, but cream cheese as a topping? Now we’re talking. At Haute and Cauld, you have the option to choose between three different types of waffles (S$7.90). While the Red Velvet and Charcoal waffles are drizzled with a rich cream cheese sauce, the Buttermilk option comes with Nutella instead. 

A Waffle Set (S$12) comes with a scoop of ice cream and a soft drink.

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For something a lil’ more adventurous, try their limited-edition Taiwan Ice Cream Popiah. Combining the texture of a soft, chewy and savoury popiah skin with handmade ice cream, this special dessert will be available from now till 19 May

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Haute and Cauld
📍 740 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3179, Singapore 470740
🗓️ 2pm–2am (Mon, Wed–Fri), 6pm–2am (Tues), 12pm–2am (Sat, Sun)

Dessert First — Snow ice made with MSW durian flesh

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We understand that durian is a fruit that’s poison to some, but for the durian lovers, this Durian Snow Ice (S$8.50) is probably everything that you’ve ever asked for. Made with real durian flesh, the fragrant (or pungent) shaved ice is topped with a luscious amount of durian cream and topped with more durian flesh. 

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Hot desserts such as Gingko Barley (S$3.80), Mango Sago with Pomelo (S$5.50) and Doubled-boiled White Fungus with Papaya (S$4.80) are also on the menu. Since the Hong Kong dessert cafe closes after midnight, it’ll be a great after-drinks hangout.

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Dessert First
📍 8 Liang Seah Street, #01-04, Singapore 189029
🗓️ 12.30pm–12.30am (Mon–Thurs, Sun), 12.30pm–1.30am (Fri, Sat)

Mosanco Settlers Cafe — Dessert set with 2 hours of complimentary gaming

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This one’s for the active minds that can’t seem to stop running, even after dark. Mosanco Settlers Cafe is a 24/7 board game cafe for the night owls to put their minds to good use.

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Main courses are also served, but we recommend going for the Dessert Set (S$20++) which includes a decadent slice of cake and a pot of tea. Two hours of complimentary gaming is provided so hopefully, it’ll tire your brains out enough for a good night’s sleep.

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Mosanco Settlers Cafe
📍 39A North Canal Road, Singapore 059295
🗓️ 24/7

No Horse Run — Singaporean-inspired gelato cafe in Yishun

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Singaporeans would recognize the quirky design of No Horse Run’s signboard from far away. It mimics the street signs of Singapore, with the signature green as a background colour and blue that signals the turning into an expressway. 

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Located at Yishun Street 11, this dessert cafe that opens past midnight serves up locally-inspired flavours such as Cereal Mai Pian, Lemongrass Pandan and even Green Apple Yakult, which is better known as a bubble tea flavour.

Classic flavours are priced at S$4.20 for a single scoop, while a double scoop goes for S$8.20.

No Horse Run
📍 160 Yishun Street 11, #01-216, Singapore 760160
🗓️ 1pm–2am (Tues–Thurs), 12pm–2am (Fri–Sun), Closed Mon

Tian Wang 甜旺 – Mahjong-themed cafe that serves orhnee

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The only thing that some of us know about mahjong is the word “Pong”, but that won’t stop us from visiting this quirky mahjong-themed dessert cafe. The place stays open till 3am, which is late, but not as late as the mahjong rounds played by our friends.

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Tian Wang 甜旺 serves up a Singaporean favourite that’s usually found only at banquets — Yam Paste With Pumpkin & Gingko (S$4.80), or otherwise fondly known as Orh Nee. Besides that, there’s also the MSW Durian Mousse (S$9), which is made with the flesh of real Mao Shan Wang, one of the most highly sought-after durians in Singapore.

Tian Wang 甜旺
📍 145 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208863
🗓️ 3pm–3am (Daily)

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