For less than $50 indulge in unlimited sweets, afternoon tea and savoury treats for that inimitable sugar rush (or food coma).


Swensen's Ice Cream Buffet

With over 50 ice cream flavours, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Swensen’s ice cream buffet. Try the crowd-pleasing signature Sticky Chewy Chocolate, or the Salted Gula Melaka on a hot, golden waffle. Cop a serving of the unique Lime Sherbet with Collagen in between. The buffet offers a lighter whipped gelato too that is otherwise only available in Earle
Swensen’s outlets. They even have local flavours like Lychee and Durian. (Tip: sandwich the ice cream between traditional rainbow bread for a dose of nostalgia!) To complete your sundaes, choose from a smorgasbord of over 40 sauces, nuts and candy, or opt to have them mixed in on top of a frozen slab at the live station. Go crazy with the unique toppings – attap seeds and fruity options like peach slivers and Maraschino Cherries. Add to that cheesecakes, brownies and pastries, and a bubbling milk or white chocolate fondue for a complete treat! Weekdays: A la carte $19.90++ Adult, $14.90 Child; with food orders $13.90 Adult, $10.90 Child. Weekends/PH: A la carte $20.90++ Adult, $15.90 Child; with food orders $14.90 Adult, $11.90 Child) #B1-31 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. Tel: 6884 5967

Thanying Restaurant

If you’ve always wanted to dine like a King, Thanying Restaurant would be the place to visit. A classy restaurant on the second floor of Amara Singapore, Thanying has been serving up exquisite Thai cuisine since 1988. With every lunch or dinner (choose between set meals or a la carte), diners get to opt for an exciting Thai dessert semi-buffet as a fitting end to a splendid feast. Expect fresh seasonal fruits that are seeded and peeled, and some with intricate carvings that almost look too good to eat. Try the Pra Lung (steamed tapioca with coconut cream), a refreshing Taptim Benjarong (water chestnut, jackfruit in coconut milk), and a myriad colourful Thai cakes and jellies. At only $9++ per diner, the dessert semi-buffet is a steal, though it must be accompanied with lunch or dinner which averages at an estimated $100 for two people for a five-course meal. Worth a splurge. #02-00, Amara Singapore, 65 Tanjong Pagar Road. Tel: 6222 4688

Tiffany Restaurant & Cafe

Tiffany restaurant & cafe

Budget buffet hunters are no strangers to Tiffany Restaurant and Cafe. This time, we’re talking about their weekend high tea buffet. Enjoy their fragrant local-inspired Homemade Kaya Scones, as well as an iconic Chef’s Signature’s Durian Pengat. Fill your bellies with delectable savouries too, like a crispy Tempura Fish with Remoulade Sauce, Oven-Baked Mini Chicken Pie, and a Seafood Gyoza with Vinegar Dip. With a sizeable spread of sweets and savouries, this is one high tea buffet for everyone. (Saturday and Sunday, 3-5pm: $19.90++ Adult, $12.90++ Child) 60 Eu Tong Sen Street. Tel: 6531 5366

Little Ice Cream Kafé (LICK!)

For something a little more cosy, try the ice cream buffet at LICK!, a modest ice cream cafe tucked away in Tanjong
Katong. Available every Friday, rain or shine (even on public holidays), dessert fiends can look forward to homemade ice cream and fluffy homemade Belgium waffles. For a timed two hours, try any of the 25 flavours, including the ever-popular Sea Salt Caramel. Those who prefer floral flavours will enjoy the Earl Grey and Honey Lavender, while the little ones will surely be drawn to Belgium Chocolate and Oreos. Made fresh daily, the flavours are available on a rotational basis – if you’re lucky, you might get to try their Kaya Toast or Bandung ice creams. Choose between two seatings to enjoy an affordable ice cream fix; there’s even a student discount. (First seating, 2-4pm: $13.50 Student; First and second seating, 2-4pm and 6-8pm: $15 Adult, $7.90 Children from 5-11 years) 258 Tanjong Katong Road. Tel: 6440 8526

Ellenborough Market Café

Ellenborough Market Cafe

For a weekend high tea buffet with an Asian twist, head down to Ellenborough Market Café to get your fill of Peranakan, local and international favourites. You can expect DIY Kueh Pie Tee, freshly fried Soon Kueh, Ku Chye Kueh, and the classic Har Kau and Chicken Siew Mai, among other dim sum must-haves. For something more substantial, try their Roti John with Chicken Curry, pastas and pizzas. Go for the chilled seafood and sashimi section, but save some space for their creamy Chempedak Pengat, Peanut cream, and Ah Balling (Glutinous Rice Balls in Sweet Soup), Cheng Tng or Chendol. They serve a fair share of cakes too – look out for their Pandan Chiffon Cake, Black Forest Cake, and Grandma Carrot Cake. Items are available on a rotational basis. (Saturday and Sunday, 3.30-5.30pm: $42++ Adult, $21++ Child) Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, 20 Merchant Road. Tel: 6239 1848

Spices Café

Spices Cafe

Making the list is Spices Café with their Weekend Afternoon High Tea. Savour their signature Fragrant Pork Trotter Mee Sua, and Chee Pow Kai (paper- wrapped chicken), as well a Hong Kong-style dim sum. Tantalise your taste buds with Rojak and Kway Chap before washing it all down with a frothy hand-pulled Teh Tarik. End your feast with some Nyonya Kuih. (Saturday and Sunday 12-4.30pm: $37++ Adult, $18++ Child between 3-12 years) Concorde Hotel, 100 Orchard Road. Tel: 6734 0393 or 6733 8855/8133



Makan@Jen’s Singapore High Tea Buffet is one to add to your foodie list. Start off with a Wholemeal Loaf with Smoked Salmon, Capers, and Tomato Pesto before digging into the assorted sushi. International delights include a crispy Peking Duck with Crepe Rolls and Condiments, Malay Chicken Satay, and a funky Roast Tandoori Chicken and Cheese Pizza! Stuff yourselves with their dim sum selection too, with Siew Mai, Soon Kueh with Sweet Sauce and Chilli Sauce, and Fried Yam Puffs. Don’t leave without having a go at their dessert counter. Help yourself to an assortment of scones,
danishes, ice cream, and fresh fruits, as well as local pastries like the Red Bean Tart, Lapis Cake and Nonya Kueh. (Saturday and Sunday, 3-5pm: $30++ per person) Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, Level 10, 277 Orchard Road. Tel: 6708 8899