Porcelain Cafe by Gratefood Co
Time Out says
Sweet dreams are made of these adorable smoothie art bowls
There’s now an easier way to eat your greens. Porcelain Cafe by Gratefood Co blends down dragonfruit, banana, and other healthy ingredients, and turns them into gorgeous smoothie art bowls that are easy on the eyes, and waistline.
An adorable pastel pink unicorn, the soothing beachside landscape, and the charming star-filled night sky are just some uncanny sources of inspiration that get reimagined into edible works of art.
These Instagram-worthy creations are the brainchild of Jacqueline Koay. While running Gratefood Co., a plant-based food distributor, she noticed that most places that serve acai bowls in Singapore function as quick, takeaway concepts. But she wanted to open a space where people can drop by and enjoy the frozen dessert in an unhurried manner. And with that came the idea to create something “nicer” – a plated smoothie art bowl that, according to Jacqueline, is meant to be savoured.
On the menu are three exquisite treats from the Smoothie Art Bowl Series ($24), each a layered production that takes some 20 minutes to construct.
There’s the Unicorn Dreams, where orange acerola sorbet comes swirled with pink pitaya-tinged coconut yoghurt, and comes layered with raw cacao nibs, feuilletine, banana, and chocolate oat milk chia pudding. Beach Paradise translates the shimmering waters into a dessert bowl; blueberry and blue spirulina are added to blended frozen banana, then adorned with banana ‘starfishes’ and chocolate oat milk chia pudding ‘beach’.
Its signature acai blend is featured in the Starry Galaxy. Japanese bamboo charcoal powder is stirred into the base, and mixed with coconut yoghurt to capture the mysterious sky. Orbiting the dessert are vegan chocolate ‘planets’, star-shaped bananas, sprinkles, and an iridescent coating of edible silver icing spray.
Each smoothie bowl comes with a complimentary pot of floral tea, and can be shared with two to three people. Only limited quantities are available, and pre-orders via Instagram (@gratefoodcafe) are highly encouraged.
Of course, regular coconut yoghurt (from $9.90) and acai bowls (from $11.90) are available as well, alongside coffee brewed with oat milk (from $4.50) and a selection of floral tea ($7.90). Also worth a try is the Really Thick Smoothie ($8.90/$9.90) series, made without any addition of ice to achieve a luscious, creamy texture. Options range from the refreshing Orange Acerola Crush to the Speculoos Spice, a personal favourite of Jacqueline’s with acai pulp, banana, oat milk, cookie butter, and turmeric powder.
290 Orchard Rd
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