Those familiar with The Little Prince will be charmed by this café, where the owner has lovingly made every corner a tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic book.
A hand-drawn little prince, the book’s titular character, welcomes you on the floor of the café.
As you walk further into the café, you’ll see that there are more drawings related to the story all over the floor and even on the walls.
The owner, Yen Ling, 42, shared that she spent about a week and used up more than 40 markers to do up the place. A self-confessed lover of the book, Yen Ling had earlier opened The Little Prince Café on Somme Road. The latter is now closed because the lease at the previous outlet expired.
Apart from drawings, Yen Ling displays in her café some of her many copies of the book. In total, she has more than 120 different versions of the book in various languages. Some were collected when she travelled abroad and some were gifted by her friends.
With such a unique ambience, the place could perhaps have gotten away with serving less-than-stellar food. Thankfully, it pays as much attention to its food as its decor.
The Muar Otah Ciabatta Sandwich ($7.90) is highly recommended by the café’s staff. I thought it was a pretty strange combination but my final verdict? It was worth every penny.
The large chunks of juicy and fresh mackerel inside the Otah make this dish one of the highlights of the menu. The harmonious medley of sweet, savory and spicy flavors packed with well-toasted ciabatta would leave you hankering for more.
Both the ciabatta and otah are specially sourced for. The ciabatta is handmade and the otah delivered straight from Muar weekly.
Another item I tried was the cookies and cream gelato ($3) with cone ($1). It was pretty decent but not exactly outstanding. It was served with generous portions of Oreo cookies though. The gelato melted really quickly indoors even with air-conditioning. Another alternative for the cone would be their freshly made waffles, a great combination with just about any flavor of gelato.
The hand-made gelatos are seasonal and customers are greeted with a different flavour once every few days. Ask anybody at the café, and they will tell you that the best flavors at the creamery are Earl Grey Latte and Noir (70% dark chocolate). As these flavors are loved and requested by many customers, they remain on display every day. They are definitely a must try for any first-time customers looking to head down to The Little Prince Creamery.
In summary, the Little Prince Creamery has truly set itself from the other cafes in Singapore. From its ambience to its delicious food, it is definitely worth the trip for café goers. Tucked away at a quiet corner of Toa Payoh, away from the bustling city, this is a perfect place to spend your afternoon.
The Little Prince Creamery
47 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #01-134 Singapore 310047
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu – 12.00pm to 10.00pm, last order 9.45pm
Fri, Sat – 12.00pm to 11pm, last order 10.45pm
Tue – Closed