Author: Chic Eater
One thing I love about my trip to Singapore is the opportunity to check out new exciting cafe each time I come. This time is no exception. Having just opened for a mere three weeks, the butterknife folk came up as an attractive option for us to visit. Occupying a two stories black-painted building on River Valley road right by the intersection with Mohammed Sultan, it looks somewhat like the many coffee shop or cafe that I have visited before, of course with its own twist.
Entering the cafe, we were greeted by a long counter featuring offerings such as some pastry items from the warm showcase positioned between showcases of french cakes and gelato. Further away from the entrance, an espresso machine and its grinder occupied the remaining area of the counter table.
There were only seats for roughly about 10 persons max, I would say. 5 by the counter and 5 on the working table inside just by the production area.
As for the coffee, we each got ourselves a hot cup of Cappuccino (S$ 4.50). It was not bad. However, unfortunately for me, it was lacking body as well as balanced taste note that renders it forgettable.
A scoop of gelato to accompany this afternoon coffee time? Why not right. After tasting a few flavor tester, I decided to have the Hojicha (Single – S$ 5.00, Double – S$ 8.00).
We ordered Fruit Loop (S$ 8.00), their most popular cakes here. The donut-like presentation was awesome, created in the shape of fruit loops cereal. Texture-wise, the cake was soft. The outer layer was composed of lemon mousse with fillings of strawberry jelly in the middle. The base was made from pistachio with decoration of roasted pistachio nuts on the outside. The quite strong tangy note was all good for me as I can appreciate a blend of sour and sweet on my dessert.
I would say that a yummy cake, a scoop of gelato and a cup of cappuccino would surely make for an irresistible combination. Wouldn’t you agree?
The last order that we had before we took off was this neat looking waffle, called Waffle Finger (S$ 4.00) and gelato in a cup (S$ 5.00). The waffle was a bit crispy on the outside just the way I like it. With mango gelato drizzled with honey as your dip, this waffle menu definitely offers a unique dessert experience.
The stay at Butterknife Folk sure turned into a well-spent afternoon for me. With combination of interesting dessert menus, cute interior, and mediocre coffee, I would say that this new patisserie delivered itself as a creative newcomer. Although, I have to say that some areas can be improved and made better.
238 River Valley Rd, Singapore 238296
Ph: +65 6734 7855