Cottontail Creamery

July 20, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Cottontail Creamery
326 Serangoon Avenue 3 #01-378

https://www.facebook.com/cottontailcreamery/


Waffles With Ice Cream - Trio Chocolate Blend, Raw Honey Lavender (SGD $11.30)



Delectable Ice Cream & Delicious Brunch

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 9
Food & Beverage: 9
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $7 / $22 per person.


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The Taiwanese-owned and operated Cottontail Creamery was founded in December 2017, and has gained a following for their tasty, artisanal, gourmet ice cream, waffles, crepes, and weekend brunch dishes. The homely, comfortable Cottontail Creamery is well suited for gatherings with family and friends, and often has a crowd on weekday nights and weekends. I've since made multiple repeat / return visits to Cottontail Creamery, and I'm glad they maintain a consistently high standard of food, service, and ambience.

Ambience at Cottontail Creamery is styled to resemble a rustic cottage kitchen and garden. From bare concrete floors to exposed brick walls, bright spot lights overhead to sturdy communal wooden and plastic furnishings, the entire place feels comfortable, homely, and welcoming. The open kitchen is neatly lined with wooden shelves and pretty flower vases, while the artistic centerpiece features a medley of pots and pans hung from the ceiling. The vibrant and colourful ice cream display even catches the eyes of passer-bys outside. There is a slight smell of cooking though.

Service at Cottontail Creamery is largely self-service, with ordering and payment over the counter. Staff do serve orders to your table though, and will also assist in bringing cutlery, but water is completely self-serve (and free). Staff display good product knowledge on the menu and ice cream display, and will patiently assist customers with flavour sampling. I also note that staff clear up and clean efficiently. Particularly commendable is on weekends, the chefs or owners will speak with diners when they're available, though this doesn't happen on weekdays.

Food at Cottontail Creamery is largely focused on desserts, with a small and limited Modern European / Western style brunch menu on weekends. That said, each offering here is artisanal, high quality, and delicious; not only are the ice cream, waffles, and crepes made in-house, but a lot of the brunch ingredients are self-made as well, including the bread, pancakes, and fruit compotes. Portions are large for individuals, and can be shared. Great value for money, budget about SGD $7 per person for a dessert, and SGD $22 per person for a brunch meal here.


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Cottontail Creamery Exterior
Cottontail Creamery Exterior


Cottontail Creamery Interior
Cottontail Creamery Interior


Cottontail Creamery Menu Brunch
Cottontail Creamery Menu Brunch


Cottontail Creamery Menu Dinner


Ice Cream Display
Ice Cream Display


Seating


Drinks


Drinks


Fruit Infused Water
Fruit Infused Water


Making Batter
Making Batter



A fairly decent Latte (SGD $5) here. Straightforward, with good strength of body, and a fragrant aroma of roasted coffee beans. Served with a tasty British English Shortbread Biscuit, which has a buttery sweet flavour with a slightly firm, crumbly texture.

Latte
Latte (SGD $5)


Shortbread Biscuit
Shortbread Biscuit


Latte - Return Visit


Latte - Return Visit



Loved the Hot Chocolate (SGD $5) here, which has a rich, creamy, thick texture, with bold chocolatey bitter sweet milky flavours. Among the best versions of this beverage, so warming and comforting. Do remember to stir it before drinking. Highly recommended!

Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate (SGD $5)



The Ice Lemon Earl Grey Tea (SGD $4) is suitably refreshing, the blend of ice lemon tea and earl grey tea giving this chilled beverage a nice floral earthy sweet sour zesty flavour. Garnished with lemon slices, perfect thirst-quencher for warm and sunny days.

Ice Lemon Earl Grey Tea
Ice Lemon Earl Grey Tea (SGD $4)



The Chai Latte (SGD $5) has bold notes of herbal spicy earthy flavours, very nice. Has a rich feel to it, plus, I like the experience of straining it yourself.

Chai Latte (SGD $5)


Chai Latte
Chai Latte


Chai Latte


Chai Latte



The Tea Russian Earl Grey (SGD $6) has lovely floral earthy sweet notes of earl grey tea. Used as a base to create the ice cream flavour here.

Tea Russian Earl Grey (SGD $6)


Tea Russian Earl Grey
Tea Russian Earl Grey



The Ice Cream Russian Earl Grey (SGD $3.50) has a creamy smooth, rich texture, with lovely floral earthy sweet notes of earl grey tea. Good!

Ice Cream Russian Earl Grey
Ice Cream Russian Earl Grey (SGD $3.50)



The Ice Cream Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Burgundy Blackcurrant (SGD $4.50) has a creamy smooth, rich texture, with lovely fruity sweet sour flavours of blackcurrant and olive oil. Very similar to a mix of blueberry and raspberry in taste, but more mild, lacking the sharpness of the other fruits. Good!

Ice Cream Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Burgundy Blackcurrant
Ice Cream Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Burgundy Blackcurrant (SGD $4.50)



The Ice Cream Strawberries & Cream (SGD $3.50) has a creamy smooth, rich texture, with lovely floral fruity sweet flavours of strawberries and full cream. Rather lighter than expected too.

Ice Cream Strawberries & Cream
Ice Cream Strawberries & Cream (SGD $3.50)



The Ice Cream Craft Beer IPA (SGD $4.50) has a creamy smooth, rich texture, with bold boozy zesty bitter sweet sour grainy flavours of the Craft Beer Fresh Squeezed India Pale Ale, from Deschutes Brewery. A creative alcoholic ice cream flavour, so good. Highly recommended!

Ice Cream Craft Beer IPA
Ice Cream Craft Beer IPA (SGD $4.50)



The Ice Cream Watermelon Rum Mint Sorbet (SGD $4.50) has an icy smooth, rich texture, with refreshing fruity sweet boozy flavours of the watermelon and mint. Nicely thirst-quenching, and well-balanced in taste.

Ice Cream Watermelon Rum Mint Sorbet
Ice Cream Watermelon Rum Mint Sorbet (SGD $4.50)



The Waffles With Ice Cream - Trio Chocolate Blend, Raw Honey Lavender (SGD $11.30) features a base of waffles, which are among the best I've had. The Waffles texture is lightly crisp and crunchy outside, giving way to a fluffy soft inside, with a fragrant bready aroma. The Ice Cream Raw Honey Lavender has a creamy smooth, rich texture, with lovely floral herbal sweet flavours of the raw honey and lavender flowers. The Ice Cream Trio Chocolate Blend has a creamy smooth, rich texture, with lovely earthy chocolatey bitter sweet flavours from the trio dark chocolate blend of Ecuador, Ivory Coast, and São Tomé chocolate. Highly recommended!

Waffles With Ice Cream - Trio Chocolate Blend, Raw Honey Lavender
Waffles With Ice Cream - Trio Chocolate Blend, Raw Honey Lavender (SGD $11.30)


Waffles With Ice Cream - Trio Chocolate Blend, Raw Honey Lavender


Waffles With Ice Cream - Trio Chocolate Blend, Raw Honey Lavender


Waffles With Ice Cream Raw Honey Lavender
Waffles With Ice Cream Raw Honey Lavender


Waffles With Ice Cream Trio Chocolate Blend
Waffles With Ice Cream Trio Chocolate Blend


Waffles With Ice Cream - Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Burgundy Blackcurrant, Trio Chocolate Blend (SGD $11.30) - Return Visit


Waffles With Ice Cream - Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Burgundy Blackcurrant, Trio Chocolate Blend - Return Visit



The Crackling Spanish Pork (SGD $16.50) is served on a bed of crunchy vegetal sweet savoy cabbage and bacon, with sides of coarse creamy mashed potatoes with starchy savoury flavour, crisp savoury salty lotus root chip, and a rich fruity sweet blackcurrant compote that is made in-house. But the star is the large slab of Spanish pork belly, slow cooked till the pork meat is tender and soft, pulling easily away from the thick stack of fat under the skin. Nice savoury salty flavours in the pork belly meat, though slightly more gamey than usual. The pork belly crackling skin is beautifully executed, crisp and crunchy and so satisfiying, though oily. A decadent brunch dish to be sure, and best shared. Highly recommended!

Crackling Spanish Pork (SGD $16.50)


Crackling Spanish Pork


Crackling Spanish Pork
Crackling Spanish Pork


Crackling Spanish Pork (SGD $16.50) - Return Visit


Crackling Spanish Pork - Return Visit



The House-Made Swiss Meatballs (SGD $17.50) are served in a rich button mushroom and white wine with cream gravy, having a bold earthy savoury sour salty flavour, albeit overly salty for me. But the house-made beef and pork meat balls are tender, juicy, and meaty savoury salty in taste, nicely executed. The thick potato rosti is fluffy with good savoury potato flavour, and I like the refreshing dollop of sour cream on top. I felt the baked cauliflower with cheese was a little too soft and slightly bland, though pairing this with other ingredients works. Overall a decent dish, would order again just for those delicious meat balls and potato rosti.

House-Made Swiss Meatballs (SGD $17.50)


House-Made Swiss Meatballs
House-Made Swiss Meatballs


House-Made Swiss Meatballs



The House Mexican Breakfast (SGD $17.50) is a perfect breakfast perk-me-up, with bright, refreshing notes and a vibrant, colourful presentation. A warm house-made tortilla, soft and chewy with a light grain flavour, is the base for a garnish of organic sunny side up egg, tender savoury salty pulled pork, smoky juicy sweet charred corn kernels, bright tomato salsa, grilled cherry tomatoes, sour cream, sharp sour spicy jalapenos, and gooey melted mozzarella cheese. Served with micro greens, lime wedges, and a side of spicy sour habanero chili sauce, I enjoyed every bite of this. Good!

House Mexican Breakfast (SGD $17.50)


House Mexican Breakfast
House Mexican Breakfast


House Mexican Breakfast



The Crepe Savoury - Cheese, Organic Sunny Side Up Egg, Kurobuta Ham, Mushrooms (SGD $12.30) was freshly made to order, and executed perfectly. The eggy soft crepe is thin and chewy enough, yet holds the filling together so well. The salty savoury kurobuta pork ham, the tender earthy straw mushrooms, the yummy sunny side up egg, and the gooey mozzarella cheese, work together harmoniously on the palate. Loved every bite of this large crepe, and it can easily be shared. Highly recommended!

Crepe Savoury - Cheese, Organic Sunny Side Up Egg, Kurobuta Ham, Mushrooms (SGD $12.30)


Crepe Savoury - Cheese, Organic Sunny Side Up Egg, Kurobuta Ham, Mushrooms
Crepe Savoury - Cheese, Organic Sunny Side Up Egg, Kurobuta Ham, Mushrooms


Crepe Savoury - Cheese, Organic Sunny Side Up Egg, Kurobuta Ham, Mushrooms


Crepe Savoury - Cheese, Organic Sunny Side Up Egg, Kurobuta Ham (SGD $10.80) - Return Visit


Crepe Savoury - Cheese, Organic Sunny Side Up Egg, Kurobuta Ham - Return Visit



The Crepe Sweet - Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Banana, Cinnamon Sugar, Salted Caramel Sauce (SGD $10.30) was freshly made to order, and executed perfectly. The eggy soft crepe is thin and chewy enough, yet holds the toppings so well. The creamy smooth, salty sweet salted caramel ice cream is rich in flavour, pairing well with the tender sweet caramelised bananas, salty sweet salted caramel sauce, and crunchy spicy sweet cinnamon sugar crystals, blending together harmoniously on the palate. Loved every bite of this large crepe, and it can easily be shared. Highly recommended!

Crepe Sweet - Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Banana, Cinnamon Sugar, Salted Caramel Sauce (SGD $10.30)


Crepe Sweet - Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Banana, Cinnamon Sugar, Salted Caramel Sauce
Crepe Sweet - Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Banana, Cinnamon Sugar, Salted Caramel Sauce


Crepe Sweet - Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Banana, Cinnamon Sugar, Salted Caramel Sauce



The Smashed Avocado (SGD $14.50) is an open-faced brunch sandwich, whose base is a house baked organic toasted sourdough bread. Their sourdough bread is spongy soft, with a delicate sour grainy flavour, differing from the usual hard, crusty versions. Garnished with crisp arugula / wild rocket leaves, creamy organic butter squash hummus, crunchy pea shoots, juicy cherry tomatoes, and crumbly feta cheese. Has layered flavours of vegetal floral sour sweet bitter earthy cheesy. Feels healthy and wholesome.

Smashed Avocado (SGD $14.50)


Smashed Avocado
Smashed Avocado


Smashed Avocado



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