Thursday, October 5, 2023

Tom’s Palette @ Bugis - OG Gelato Cafe with Rotating Selection of 36 Creative Flavours Reopens After Renovation


I have been a longtime fan of Tom's Palette ever since they have been serving their gelato in Shaw Tower, Bugis. Their journey started in 2005, with a heart of serving fresh, quality and unorthodox gelato flavours - I always loved peeking into their kitchen and observing the staff working on their gelato!


After Shaw Tower closed, Tom's Palette shifted a few minutes walk down to their current location on Middle Road for a while before recently embarking on renovations and unveiling this new, vibrant, modern look.


The cafe's philosophy in its offerings has stayed true, with an impressive growing library of over 200 flavours featuring classic and unconventional creations, all made in-house using the finest ingredients.


At any one time, there will be a diverse selection of 36 flavours to choose from. You'll definitely be spoilt for choice, and I'm sure you can find something you like.

Tom’s Palette 4.5/5

Alongside its cosy new space, there are also new items on the menu. The Tom's Palette ($29.80) is excellent for sharing, consisting of six flavours that change daily, depending on the selection available.

Featured here are the Wild Strawberry Balsamic, Tiramisu, Lychee, Pistachio, White Chocolate Nori and my ultimate Tom's Palette favourite of all time - the Parmigiano Reggiano & Crackers. Once in a while, I would purchase it in tubs to enjoy at home!

Belgian Waffles 4/5

The cafe's Belgian Waffles ($7.50) now come with a topping of the day (ours was you tiao) and free-flow gula melaka that is available self-service at the counter. You can also add a small maple syrup pitcher at $1.70. I don't know if they have changed their waffle batter recipe, but it fared better than when I last had it. The inner texture is more cake-like, with a slight crisp outside.

Maple Pecan Gelato 4.2/5

The third and final new addition is the Maple Pecan Gelato ($5.20 for Single Cup/ $6.40 for Cone). It's made with a base of Fior di Latte (milk) gelato and generously studded with crunchy toasted pecans and pound cake soaked in pure maple syrup.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Tom’s Palette
51 Middle Road
Singapore 188959
Tel: +65 6977 9749
Nearest MRT: Bugis (EW, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 10pm
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C or D. Walk to North Bridge Road. Walk down North Bridge Road towards the traffic junction of Middle Road and North Bridge Road. At the traffic junction, turn left and walk down Middle Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

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