Most of us who live in the West should have already visited JEM, but how many of us are actually familiar with JEM inside and out? No one mentioned a hidden eatery located above Cookhouse by Koufu. If you think the fifth storey is the highest level in JEM, think again.
Poppy Pops actually sits on the sixth floor and is only accessible through the food court or the breezy rooftop located at the top of the shopping mall. If you are seeking a place with tranquil ambiance, sunlight and pleasant bites whenever you feel peckish, take a seat and grab a Poppy Classic along with the café’s Maple Butter Waffle.
What else is better than pleasant fare? Free Wi-Fi! Visitors do not have to pay for GST and service charge at Poppy Pops too.
The sixth storey of JEM is rarely accessed even by frequent shoppers, so it took a while for us to locate the café.
The interior of Poppy Pops is decked with gorgeously-lit bulbs and entwining vines, exuding a leafy, outdoor vibe.
We were also given an assortment of popsicle flavours to choose from: Yuzu, Pistachio, Lemon Blueberry, White Chocolate Raspberry, Honey Yogurt Apricot, Coffee Caramel and the classic flavours, Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla.
The Premium flavours are each priced at S$5.80 and the Classics at S$4.80 each.
The popsicles are Poppy Pops’ specialty. We got ourselves a Poppy Trio (S$6), Poppy Classic with added on Maple Butter Waffles (S$7.80) and Truffle Fries (S$12).
We were stoked to dig into our Honey Butter Waffles with Lemon Blueberry Poppy topped with Milk Chocolate and Salted Biscuits.
Unfortunately, there was nothing extraordinary about the truffle fries and S$12 for a serving like that may be a tad hefty.
All in all, we found delight in the complimentary Wi-Fi and a cozy ambiance. It is certainly charming to discover a homely place within all the mayhem.
52 Jurong Gateway Road
Tel: +65 6262 0339
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East
For more recommendations, please read our guide to the best cafes in the West of Singapore.