We don’t claim to be experts on Italian cuisine, but we know that tiramisu is the quintessential Italian dessert. Traditionally made by layering savoiardi biscuits (aka ladyfingers) dipped in a mixture of coffee and marsala wine with whipped mascarpone cream, the tiramisu has also been adapted into many varieties of cakes and other desserts. Locally, you’ll find tiramisu offerings that experiment widely with flavours, so expect to see some unique twists! Here are some of the best tiramisu in Singapore for a sweet pick-me-up.
At Cat & The Fiddle, you can most definitely have your cake and eat it too. The Sicilian Wild Cat is a tiramisu cheesecake sprinkled with espresso, constructed with mascarpone cheese, cream, and espresso-soaked lady’s fingers. It’s made with no booze and a slice is the perfect pick-me-up on a dreary afternoon. Or, order an entire cake that’ll keep you satisfied for days!
At this takeaway joint in Clarke Quay, you’ll find seven variations of the delightful dessert: Classico, Lychee, Matcha, Dark Cherry, Brulee, Pistachio, and Lavender Earl Grey. These folks are total experts in tiramisu, using the best mix of ingredients to master the creation of this classic treat while blending the exquisite and traditional. Go for the Classico if you’re a tiramisu purist, the well-balanced bittersweet treat can’t go wrong with most people. If you’re feeling more adventurous, check out the Lychee version that’s soaked in tea instead of coffee and comes with some lightly-sprinkled cinnamon!
If you like your tiramisu heavy on the booze, then All About Tiramisu is where you need to go. Instead of the usual marsala wine, these folks use premium alcohol sourced from all over the world. The result? Creative tiramisu variations such as Roku Gin Tiramisu, Macallan Quest Whisky Tiramisu, Otard Cognac Tiramisu, Pineapple Rum Tiramisu and many more. The menu lineup changes weekly, and you can choose from 420ml pots, all the way to 2.4L tiramisu servings that feed an entire party!
The Tiramisu Hero is one of the pioneering tiramisu-focused cafes in Singapore. Order online and you get to customise your tiramisu to your liking, everything from your desired size, flavour (pick from 21 different ones!) and sweetness. No matter if you go for the classic flavours or more unconventional ones like Durian or Kaya, you will love the dense and creamy tiramisu that is flavourful without being overwhelming. Bonus points for the extra cute jars that they come in!
You might not really expect a brewery to feature tiramisu on the menu, but this one does. And you’ll be surprised at how good it actually is! Don’t be fooled by its unassuming appearance – it is a flavour bomb soaked in aromatic coffee liqueur, layered with rich mascarpone cheese, generously powdered with cocoa then topped with homemade sea salt chocolate. A heavenly combination!
Supply & Demand’s tiramisu is made with two types of liqueur – Baileys and Kahlua – so this is sure to appeal to those who like their tiramisu with a boozy kick. The other aspects of the tiramisu are also uncompromising, with the sponge cake adequately drenched with espresso, and the mascarpone cheese cream is properly rich and creamy. Have it all by yourself or share with a friend! Either way, it’s the perfect way to end your meal.
Mia Tavola is helmed by Chef Nick and based on the Italian-American’s family recipes. You get to choose from six flavours of tiramisu here. Popular picks include Pistachio, which features Grand Marnier-soaked ladyfingers, candied Italian orange peels and a pistachio mascarpone. There’s also Pumpkin Spice, where the ladyfingers are soaked in cafe latte and flavoured with a secret spice blend. Non-alcoholic versions are also available, and so is the option of adding more alcohol!
Nesuto specialises in French-Japanese bakes, so while that makes the Italian Tiramisu a bit of an outlier, you can still expect the utmost standard that Nesuto is known for. Each one comes in a personal jar, with layers of Zabaglione and ladyfingers textured with a house-made dark chocolate crumb and dusting of cocoa powder. You also get a dropper with rum, so you can tailor the amount of booze you like!
iO Italian Osteria is known for their mains such as pastas and oven-roasted pork belly, and another thing everyone can agree on is their pistachio tiramisu. Fragrant, fluffy coffee-infused ladyfingers meld with thick layers of mascarpone cream, and they pair nicely with the nutty crunch of the pistachios. A truly wholesome tasting experience without an overpowering alcohol taste.
Looking for some authentic Tuscan fare? Then make sure to check out Trattoria Nonna Lina and end your carb-heavy meal with their tiramisu that’s made in-house. The dessert is generous with thick mascarpone cheese layers and layers of espresso-spiked sponge fingers. Each spoonful hits all the right spots, with the perfect balance of chocolate, booze, and coffee.
We love Cream & Dreams Tiramisu for many reasons, such as its well-balanced flavours and the cloud-like layers. Get the Rum if you’re looking for a potent, boozy dessert, or the Kahlua if you’d like something a little more nuanced. A non-alcoholic version is available for orders too! Also, keep an eye out on their social pages for special flavours like the Toffee Nut & Macadamia.
Pastry chef Janice Wong is renowned for her whimsical and creative dessert creations at 2am:dessertbar, so you can expect her tiramisu to be nothing less than fancy. Best described as a deconstructed tiramisu put together in a bowl, coffee liqueur is presented as jelly, and the mascarpone cheese topped with a scoop of espresso ice-cream, creating a unique and delicious interpretation of the classic dessert.
Love matcha? You will definitely appreciate this silky-sweet goodness from Maccha House. This extremely famous matcha tiramisu hails from Kyoto, with 10,000 servings sold globally each day! You’ll fall right in love with the delicate balance of flavours that comes from the different ingredients, which includes matcha, sweet vanilla chiffon and mascarpone cream.
Rich, creamy and simply delightful, Da Paolo does things the classic way and their tiramisu is an ever reliable option. The combination of coffee and marsala-soaked Italian savoiardi biscuits layered with luscious mascarpone and topped with Valrhona cocoa powder is a delightful treat for any time of the day. Can’t get enough of it? Da Paolo also has a 1.6kg tiramisu party bowl that you can either share with your family and friends or indulge by yourself. No judgments here!
Singapore’s favourite chocolate bar does a mean tiramisu. This chocolatey mousse-like tiramisu features layers of mascarpone cheese and Italian sponge fingers in coffee and Kahlua. Dark chocolate cake and chocolate sabayon are also added to the mix. What’s really special about this tiramisu is the silky, fluffy and airy chocolate cream, which is unique to these chocolate experts. The result is a decadent treat that is impossible to stop at one mouthful!