Address: 30 Jln Pari Burong, Singapore 488696
Nearest MRT: Tanah Merah (change to bus 2, 9 or 48 and alight at Jln Pari Burong)
Located in the quiet neighbourhood of Simpang, this cafe specialises in desserts, which is evident in its name. It is a small family-run cafe started by an ex-naval chef along with his Dad and business partner. It is a place to have a nice chat over freshly brewed coffee and deliciously decadent desserts. Being less crowded, they also welcome students to study in the cafe on weekday afternoons.
My group of friends and I visited D’zerts on a Tuesday afternoon and there were not many people. We decided to order their pasta since we had not had lunch. We tried the smoked duck aglio ($13.90) and seafood aglio ($14.90). We asked for less garlic and less oil (being health conscious). The pasta came in an appropriate serving, with the smoked duck going well with the pasta. The amount of chilli added was suitable, without being overly spicy. The seafood was kind of little, with only two prawns and two pieces of squid to go with the whole bowl of pasta. Nevertheless, the tasty pasta made up for it. The linguine used for the pasta reminds me of eating “mee pok” (flat Chinese noodles that go well with minced meat).
After lunch, we decided to go for desserts – two waffles with two scoops of ice cream on each. They had interesting flavours of ice cream, from charcoal coconut to salted caramel or earl grey. We ordered the first waffle with earl grey and Hokkaido milk ice cream, the second waffle with charcoal coconut gelato and chocolate ice cream. Waffles come with one specialty flavour of ice cream at $9.90 and add an extra scoop of ice cream at $3.80. One can never go wrong with chocolate, it is a classic, thick and chocolatey taste. The charcoal coconut was a hit or miss, the black appearance may be confusing to some, but as it melts in your mouth you can munch on the grated coconut. The Hokkaido milk was disappointing as it did not have a strong milky taste while the earl grey flavour was fragrant and not overwhelmingly bitter. The homemade waffles were warm and crispy, while their homemade gelatos are generally smooth, creamy and true to the flavour.
One of their signature dishes is the matcha latte mousse cake, which we did not get to try this time.
Overall, the choice of main course is quite limited, only pastas and salads are available. Most people would head to D’zerts for their desserts as the name suggests. There is also an array of cakes on display which looked tantalising. Come here to relax over a cup of coffee and cake, it was relatively tranquil on a weekday afternoon. I can’t guarantee that during the weekends.