Reviewed: New York Dessert Café (NYDC) – For that sweet tooth!

After a long time, headed to Holland Village for brunch with friends… and a huge thanks to little Shaurya, my friend’s 2 year old son, who wanted to eat a cake for dessert ,we ended up closing the long delicious afternoon at New York Dessert Café or NYDC, at Holland village.

NYDC set shop in Singapore almost 18 years ago, when they started their first café at Holland Village. The Café now has  3 outlets across the island… and their menu has just gotten better and better…

NYDC @ Holland Village

NYDC @ Holland Village

Today the menu has over 30 dessert options and there’s something for everyone there… then you could be a choco-holic, a cheesecake, a mudpie or a smoothie person! Apart from desserts, the place also serves elaborate savoury items from sandwiches to burgers and to some innovative fish and meat dishes… Had we not already finished our lunch, we would have definitely indulged in the savoury offerings as well… for they looked delicious!

NYDC @ Holland Village

NYDC @ Holland Village

The café is lustrously decorated, with beautiful modern art work across the walls…

NYDC @ Holland Village

NYDC @ Holland Village

The bright red pillars spread through the café…

NYDC @ Holland Village

NYDC @ Holland Village

The comfortable seatings and smaller touches like the lampshades and the wooden flooring give the entire place a cheerful and happy look. You cannot help but be cheered once you enter the place…

NYDC @ Holland Village

NYDC @ Holland Village

Of course if you are still not bright and shiny, then there is the huge selection of desserts to pick from… Here’s what we tried:

Fire n Ice - Chocolate Lava Cake @ NYDC

Fire n Ice – Chocolate Lava Cake @ NYDC

[1] Fire n Ice (S$ 10.80): The chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream, was to die for… despite being innately chocolaty, it was not overly sweet or sugary. The portion is large enough for 2 persons… and makes for a perfect share… The freshly made cake, still nicely hot had that glazed look that just begged to be tucked into… Loved it!

Let’s Get Berry High @ NYDC

Let’s Get Berry High @ NYDC

[2] Let’s Get Berry High (S$ 9.80): Berry high is a lightly alcohol based dessert… A frozen yoghurt or yogurt sorbet if you call it, served with a fair sprinkling of red wine soaked wild berries, served in a coffee cup… While the wine soaked berries were really yummy, the yogurt was really hard… it took a long time for the yogurt to un-freeze, making it a difficult dessert to eat! But once the yogurt melted a little (which took some time), the dessert was a beautiful combination.

Ode to my Cheesecake @ NYDC

Ode to my Cheesecake @ NYDC

[3] Ode to my Cheesecake (S$ 6.80): Ode to my Cheesecake, one of NYDC’s all-time favourite… Is a chocolate lover’s delight… the thick layer of nicely made chocolate mousse on a layer of cake with a cookie base was really great… our youngest member at the table seemed like he really enjoyed the rich dessert.

Lychee Freeze @ NYDC

Lychee Freeze @ NYDC

[4] Lychee Freeze (S$ 6.80): Those not really in the mood for a dessert opted for the icies… Lychee Freeze was blend of lychees and ice, topped off with a long stemmed fresh cherry and a full lychee dipped in sugar… on the really scortching afternoon, the drink was really refreshing.

Chocolate Shake @ NYDC

Chocolate Shake @ NYDC

[5] Chocolate Shake (S$ 6.80): The chocolate shake topped off with whipped cream was nicely blended. However, even though the taste of the actual chocolate was quite balanced – tinge of bitterness and sweetness… the overall shake was actually too sweet for my taste. All the same, this is a perfect chocolate fix for those who love the overly sweet chocolate drinks!

How much will it cost me: The 5 dishes we ordered cost us approximately S$ 47 (all inclusive)

Verdict: I have yet to come across a restaurant that has those many choices of sweets… whether cakes, smoothies or other forms of desserts. It’s the sheer choice that cheers you up… and if you ask me you are actually spoilt for choice.

NYDC @ Holland Village

NYDC @ Holland Village

This is the longest I think I have taken to order my dessert… that’s how busy I got reading their beautiful menu… (which deserves a mention here… for it is really well designed and that’s where you are actually sold into trying as much as you can). There’s just one downside… their service can be bit slow and problematic, especially when the cafe is full and crowded… but other than that… It’s a place one must try, for the dessert café actually does justice to the name…

Website: http://www.nydc.com.sg/

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8 thoughts on “Reviewed: New York Dessert Café (NYDC) – For that sweet tooth!

  1. Expat Dad SG October 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm Reply

    Eaten at the one in Tampines and been disappointed every time. Looks great and only went back as I’d forget how bad it was and think it must be good.

    • Sonal Chinchwadkar October 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm Reply

      No wonder the Tampines branch closed down… it’s currently only at 3 locations in Singapore… Bugis, Holland Village and Wheelock Place…

      • Expat Dad SG October 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

        Singapore is way better than HK where restaurants seam to only last 6 months but do find ourselves trying to go back to places to find they are not there anymore 🙂

      • Sonal Chinchwadkar October 8, 2013 at 10:44 am

        Agree… HK has a vibrant bar scene… but Singapore is much better food wise 🙂

  2. sunil chinchwadkar October 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm Reply

    Mouth watering desserts for person like me who loves them.

  3. dishakapadia88 October 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Sounds like a great place to end a meal! The choices are varied and there seems to be something for everyone! 🙂

    http://saltpeppernspice.blogspot.in/

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