Finally, after a long wait, there is a gelato cum cake shop, Butterknife Folk, at a shophouse along River Valley Road. I was extremely glad. With the same token, I was disappointed since it doesn’t open till late and on Sundays. However, I am still hoping that they will do that soon, so that I can drop by after Sunday Mass.
The outlet has a lime green yellow feel. This same colour is on a wall of the shop and the signage. It is interesting to see this unusual colour. The first half of the outlet is occupied primarily by the counter while the second half is the studio with an island surrounded by a few seats. Hence, Butterknife Folk is for mainly takeaway.
I popped by Butterknife Folk mainly for the gelato. As such I zoom into this particular display right after I walked into the shop.
Only 8 flavours available. At a glance, nothing exotic nor intricate. As I look closer, I spotted a flavour of interest, Houjicha. I tried it; find it too light. Move on to the next flavour, Pistachio. Kind of a little too sweet but still acceptable. Lastly, Strawberry Basil that was lightly sourish with natural strawberry flavour and the presence of basil augmented the flavour profile.
Hence, my choice, double scoop ($8) on cone with Pistachio and Strawberry Basil. By the way, the cone is complimentary at Butterknife Folks. Hooray! Don’t under estimate the complimentary cone. It actually taste great; crumbly with buttery flavour. Pretty similar to the Belgium waffle crisp.
Additionally, at Butterknife Folk are pastries, muffins and cakes are also available.
I am always attracted to citrus tart hence naturally my choice is the Lemony Snickel ($8). Sourish was the impression. But I appreciate the zesty fragrance. And due to the grated lime skin, it injected an added fragrance from the lime.
In general, I thought well of the gelato and cakes offered by Butterknife Folk. But I am hoping for something extraordinary.
238 River Valley Road Singapore 238296
Tel: +65 6734 7855
Monday – Friday 1000 to 2000; Saturday 1000 to 2100
- Opp Mohd Sultan Rd or UE Square along River Valley Road 32, 54, 139, 195
- North-East line – Clarke Quay station