Awfully Chocolate is a familiar name for chocolate lovers. Who can resist their famous dark chocolate cake, and the signature ‘hei‘ ice cream?
When I heard from my friends that the folks at Awfully Chocolate have started a new restaurant, Loola’s by Awfully Chocolate, I was excited for two reasons. First, it is located at the beautiful Esplanade with a great view of the Marina bayfront line.
What caught my attention, though, is the array of desserts at Loola’s – with most of them not available at the regular Awfully Chocolate stores.
If you are looking for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth, Loola’s by Awfully Chocolate is worth a try.
On the dessert menu, you can find sweet temptations like chocolate mille crepe, hazel crumble, brownie, cupcake, chocolate tart, and churros. While the desserts are not exactly cheap – most of them are priced between $12-15 – I appreciate that they are well-made, and given that Loola’s has a very nice ambience, it is a price that I am willing to pay.
Besides serving desserts, Loola’s by Awfully Chocolate also has savoury food and you can get starters like capellini with truffle oil dressing ($15), crab cheese souffle ($18); main courses such as braised beef shortrib ($32), pan seared pork belly ($28), and Hoegaarden mussels ($25); as well as all day breakfast items like French toast ($18), egg benedict ($20), and egg white omelette ($22).
I went to Loola’s twice and I had the chance to sample quite a few desserts. The Loola’s brownie ($12), a very moist and dense rendition, was one of the better brownies that I have enjoyed in recent memory.
I am a big fan of anything-citrus, so I was happy to see the lemon yogurt cake ($12) on the menu. A generous slice of citrus infused moist cake with lemon cream cheese, and accompanied by a scoop of dark chocolate ice cream. It is an ideal afternoon cake. I’d have it with a cup of coffee.
The chocolate tart ($12) has a rich and deep chocolate filling in a nice and firm cookie base. It is further elevated by a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. You can’t really go wrong with chocolate and ice cream.
We also had a pear tart – part of the daily dessert menu (the items rotate on a regular basis) – which is decent, but nothing to write home about. Another dessert that you must try is Loola’s dark chocolate riser ($14) - a dark chocolate souffle with vanilla bean emulsion.
I especially like the fact that Loola’s by Awfully Chocolate opens all day, and it is very quiet during non-peak hours from 3-6pm. Definitely a place to stay as long as you like, order a few slices of cake, and chat for hours with your friends.
I would probably go back for their savoury food, but if you beat me to it, do leave a comment to let me know which are some of the must-try dishes.
Loola’s by Awfully Chocolate
8 Raffles Avenue
#02-14 Esplanade Mall
Tel: +65 6336 9563
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 12am
Fri: 12pm – 1am
Sat: 10am – 1am
Sun: 10am – 12am