Nestled in the pretty-hip-these-days Serangoon Garden estate, is Oblong.
A quirky name for an ice-cream deli, but there you have it! Now why would an ice-cream cafe call itself oblong? After all, there’s nothing oblong-shaped about its spherical scoops of ice-cream.
The decor of the premise is industrial themed, which means cement screed floors, dark walls and interesting fluorescent lighting. I think the “X” lights are pretty cool!
Like every self-respecting ice-cream place these days, they serve waffles. What’s different is that they have a variety of red velvet waffles! O.O It took a while for our waffle to be made, but when it finally came, it was yums.
|We tried the Earl Grey (very good) and Blueberry swirl (the kids wanted it), as well as Rum and Raisin (not pictured since it was on a second waffle).|
I thought it was sweet that they took the effort in plating the waffles stacked-up, and also adding a touch of whimsy with the complimentary heart-shaped marshmellows! (First time this old fogey has seen such marshmellows!) The girls were thrilled that they could have one heart marshmellow each.
When we were there, there was also a metal grid wall with little heart-shaped papers for customers to leave notes (dang! forgot to take a photo of that), and the notes were arranged in a huge outline of a heart.
I thought it was very sweet and friendly of the owners to leave lots of writing materials and good quality markers for folks to doodle with.
All makes for a very pleasant ice-cream experience.
Not sure if it’s just me, but we’ve noticed so many new ice-cream places lately. Going to feature two more in the coming weeks that are simply awesome too! Stay tuned.