Scoopy Doo has handmade gelato and mochi waffles in Bedok
It goes without saying that the hot weather in Singapore can be unbearable. Thankfully for us, there’s no shortage of ice cream cafes where we can grab a cold dessert to combat the heat. Scoopy Doo is the most recent addition to this growing list of ice cream cafes in Singapore, debuting with their own range of house-made gelato and refreshing beverages.
As my colleague and I had spent half our day navigating the Bedok area under the scorching sun, we couldn’t wait to go down to Scoopy Doo and try their gelato.
Food at Scoopy Doo
Classic flavours here are priced at $4.90 per scoop, with premium flavours going for just $0.50 more.
Waffle and gelato combos, on the other hand, range from $6.90 to $$11.80, depending on the size of the waffle and the number of gelato scoops. If your appetite is on the smaller side, you can consider opting for a Scoopy Plus ($6.90), which swaps out a full waffle for a quarter waffle.
We had the largest portion, the Scoopy Two ($11.80), which comprises two classic gelato flavours served on a freshly made buttermilk waffle. This combo is then served with maple syrup or chocolate sauce and a crunchy garnish of your choice. We opted for chocolate sauce and biscoff crumble as toppings, and added $1 for mochi filling.
Per the store owner’s recommendations, we picked two tea-based gelatos, Honeycomb With Chrysanthemum ($4.90) and Earl Grey ($4.90), to pair with our waffle.
As a tea lover, I enjoyed both flavours for their light floral notes. On one hand, the Honeycomb Chrysanthemum was not too sweet, with a subtle hint of chrysanthemum that added some depth to its mostly milky flavour profile.
Similarly, the Earl Grey gelato had prominent citrusy overtones that are characteristic of the tea.
Both flavours were smooth and creamy, which complemented the overall soft texture of the buttermilk waffles nicely. While the outer layer was lightly crispy, the inner portions were delightfully chewy due to the evenly distributed mochi filling.
Another flavour that caught my eye was Yakult ($5.40). We were told that this flavour is more of a sherbet, as less milk is used in its formulation compared to gelato. There is just enough milk, though, to create a slightly creamy texture that differentiates it from a sorbet.
From its distinct violet-pinkish colour and berry-like taste, it’s apparent that grape Yakult was used to create this flavour.
Because the proportion of milk in this flavour is lower, though, it melts faster than its gelato counterparts. If you decide to get the Yakult sherbet, we recommend digging in immediately to enjoy it to the fullest.
As for drinks, we ordered an Iced White Coffee ($6) and Watermelon Wonders ($5) refresher, the latter of which, we were told, was one of their best sellers.
The Iced White was a little acidic for my taste, but was overall still mild in flavour, which is how I liked my coffee. If you prefer a touch of tanginess, though, this would be right up your alley.
My colleague and I were both apprehensive about trying the Watermelon Wonders at first, but were surprised upon taking our first sip. Featuring watermelon syrup and a creamy soda base, it had a delicate sweetness, subtle fizziness and an almost silky consistency. True to its name, it’s a refreshing drink that’s incredibly satisfying to have on a hot day.
Ambience at Scoopy Doo
Like most ice cream cafes in Singapore, Scoopy Doo has a calming, minimalist interior that serves as a welcome respite from the heat. This sense of serenity is amplified by its location right opposite Bedok Reservoir Park. This beautiful view of the reservoir does come at the cost of accessibility, however, as it is a 14-minute walk from Bedok North MRT Station.
We visited the cafe on a Wednesday afternoon, so the cafe was pretty empty, but the owners did mention that they get more customers on weekends. With their proximity to the reservoir, I can definitely see people stopping at the cafe for a rest before continuing their outdoor activities at the park nearby.
As I don’t live in the East, it’s rather inconvenient for me to visit Scoopy Doo again. That being said, this cafe is a great option for those living in nearby neighbourhoods. Given its later opening hours on Fridays and Saturdays as well, it’d be a nice supper spot for anyone craving a sweet treat.
Address: 740 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3179, Reservoir Village, Singapore 470740
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 12am, Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 9648 2320
Scoopy Doo is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by Daryl Lim.
This was a media tasting at Scoopy Doo.