It is with a heavy heart that we write this note to announce the closure of our Creamier Toa Payoh shop on 30 June 2019. We still remember that funny, tingly feeling of trepidation and excitement on the morning of 19 November 2011 as we hung our shop’s welcome sign for the very first time. We have witnessed a lot changes in this sleepy corner of the neighbourhood; however, what has always remained is the heartland community spirit, the idyllic playground view, and the coconut trees framing our doorway.
This is our first Creamier café located at Blk 128 Toa Payoh Lorong 1. We opened this tiny ice cream café in 2011 with a vision of creating a cosy space to enjoy moments of happiness. Our café has been part of the bustling Toa Payoh Market since, and we have been so fortunate to be part of such a vibrant community for almost eight years.
We have always been drawn to the warm and welcoming atmosphere of this space; the iconic playground a frequent reminder of how ice cream brings out a child-like joy in everyone. Through the years, Creamier Toa Payoh has been a gateway for many locals and tourists alike, coming in and out of our doors for a scoop of handcrafted ice cream, some freshly-baked waffles, or a freshly-pulled espresso.
Our gratitude goes to our landlady, who has given us this opportunity to fulfil a dream to spread happiness through ice creams, to our market neighbours who have shared their fresh produce with us, and to everyone who has passed through our tiny doorway over the last 88 months.
We thank our many staff members—both past and present. We couldn’t be prouder to witness their journey from learning to deliver the best experience in our café, getting married and becoming parents, and to now making their mark in their respective industries. The effort spent learning to scoop the perfect scoop of ice cream, to bake fresh waffles on irons heated to a searing 200°C, to pull a delicious shot of espresso—all the while trying to be fast and efficient, juggling different tasks, and providing genuine hospitality.
Many times, we may miss the mark, but we never give up on trying to improve ourselves and deliver the Creamier experience we want you to enjoy.
We do not know yet whether Toa Payoh will still have a place for Creamier (any leads for a good space will be much appreciated—you can drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org). As a farewell gift, we will be creating a special flavour to commemorate our little heartland shop. What we will definitely miss the most is the community—from the kids running around, the friendly faces of our neighbours, and our regulars whose favourite ice cream flavours we know by heart.
When you are craving our handcrafted ice creams and waffles, you can still find us at Gillman Barracks and Tiong Bahru. We hope Creamier continues to bring you many more moments of happiness and joy in the years to come.