Sweet Cheeks Gelato is slightly late to the array of cafes and dessert places along Tyrwhitt Road, but they have shown themselves as a fine contender — they got me thinking about their waffles days and weeks after my first visit.
Their gelato flavours are pretty standard actually, nothing out of the ordinary or particularly fancy. Perhaps the only flavour that got me taking a double look was the Balsamic Straberry with Chia Seeds, but I wasn’t feeling particularly adventurous that day. Granted, Balsamic Strawberry is a classic Italian flavour like how Peanut Butter and Jelly is. Okay, I’ll try it someday.
Despite its unprepossessing look, the waffles at Sweet Cheek Gelato are possibly one of the best, if not THE best waffles I’ve ever eaten.
The shell was incredibly thin and crisp while the interior was light and fluffy. The best part was it stayed consistent all the way down to the very last bite. Because of its great texture and structure, the waffles balanced exceedingly well with my gelato of choice. All these years I’ve had difficulty discerning what makes a good waffle but Sweet Cheeks Gelato has taught me this valuable lesson. Well done!
The gelato was not bad on its own, consistency was dense yet smooth and you can tell they had used a good load of ingredients just by taking the first bite. I enjoyed all flavours except for the Hojicha which I felt was pretty mediocre, and I would have preferred more nibbles where possible; for example having more chopped pistachio and honeycomb in the respective gelato would have hit the right spot for me.
After trying a sizeable number of flavours, my favourite would be the Balsamic Strawberry with Chia Seeds. I was initially afraid that the gelato would be overpowered by the balsamic but on the contrary, the whole mouthful was just bursting with strawberries. I was most pleasantly surprised with the presence of freeze dried strawberries within the gelato.
147 Tyrwhitt Road
Sundays to Thursdays: 12noon to 11pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 12noon to 1am
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