After our restaurant week's lunch at Gunther's French Modern Cuisine and ice cream at Tom's Palette, Nicole, Kimberley and me ended up at Truffs in Telok Ayer. Our initial plan was to check out Sophie Bakery but it was closed for maintenance. We were really disappointed as we have braved the hot soaring sun walking from Raffles Place to Telok Ayer. There was a moment of emptiness in us until Kimberley suggested Truffs which is just a few steps away.
Thank god we have chocolate to cheer us up after the disappointment at Sophie Bakery (closed for maintenance). Truff is located on the second floor on the same stretch of shophouses with Sophie Bakery but a couple of door steps away. Kimberley knows about this place because she bought her boyfriend's birthday cake from Truffs but back then it was only a takeaway kiosk. Truffs has since expanded with a sit down area cum gallery where patrons can enjoy their drinks and indulge in their signature cakes and tarts.
Ice Chocolate 4.2/5 Hot Chocolate 4.2/5
I think this is probably one of the best chocolate beverage I ever have in Singapore. I had the Hot Chocolate ($6.50) while the ladies had the Ice Chocolate ($7.50). The chocolate beverages were velvety, rich but yet not too sweet. The ice chocolate even comes with dark chocolate bits in it.
Chocolate Cake 4.5/5
I am grateful that Truffs now has a café area so I got a chance to savour the delicious Chocolate Cake ($11 per slice). When they didn't have the café area, one needs to buy the whole cake in order to taste this delicious chocolate cake. The chocolate cake was light, fluffy and spongy while the ganache was rich but not too sweet. It had a harmonised balance that I didn't feel sick finishing it.
Earl Grey Chocolate Tart 4/5
The tart at Truffs does not have a bottom shell but replaced with a crumbly crusts. The tart comes in either Earl Grey or Espresso infused chocolate ganache. We tried the Earl Grey Chocolate Tart ($7) which has a brilliant combination of the intense and velvety tea infused chocolate ganache.
Truffs is definitely a chocolate heaven for chocolate lovers for their exquisite truffles, cakes and tarts. Although the café area is rather spacious, I like the fact that the owner did not fill up the space with more tables and seats to make more profit. The café area has a quiet and laid back charm that I can imagine myself relaxing, reading a book while sipping a cup of hot chocolate.
179A Telok Ayer Street
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 7pm
Sat: 12pm - 4pm
(Closed on Sun & PH)
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk along the covered walkway until the junction of Mccallum Street and Telok Ayer Street. Cross the junction and continue on Telok Ayer. Journey time is about 5 minutes.