This happens to be one of those new cafes in Singapore that opened just before the “Circuit Breaker”, but let’s believe ”What doesn’t kills you makes you stronger.”
Gelato Labo is located at an inconspicuous corner of Cavan Road, of close proximity to Jalan Besar Stadium and hipster cafes such as Chye Seng Huat and Tiramisu Hero.
However, not many people would know or actually walk over to this part of Jalan Besar, and its signage was not that obvious.
If you are in for unique gelato flavours and some happiness, then make your way here.
The humble shop with limited sitting outside churns out small batch flavours through a constant process of experimentation and refinement.
For those who are bored of the usual flavours, the good thing you always get something different here.
Flavours include Sicilian Pistachio, Milk Chocolate & Cereal Nibs, Del Monte Banana & Cacao Nibs, Mango and Granny Smith Apply Jelly, Packham Pear & Thyme, Strawberry & Rosemary, 70% Guanaja Dark Chocolate & Valencia Orange Peel, Piemonte Roasted Hazelnut & Chocolate Nibs, but take note these are always rotating.
They use only fresh fruits and source for local and organic ingredients where possible in the production.
A scoop for the classic flavour goes for $5, while the premium is priced at $6. Double scoops at $8 and $10 respectively, while a Jumbo Cone is at $1.40.
The Sicilian Pistachio came highly recommended, with actual nuts within and not too sweet.
Firstly, I was happy I got a big, fat scoop, not the usual smaller ones, and therefore I was feeling this was value for its money.
The Pistachio gelato was indeed rich, indulgent and had a dense consistency, with delicate roasted flavour without that artificial tasting sweetness. Good stuff.
However, when paired with a lavender-flavoured cone, the gelato flavour overwhelmed the faint aroma totally.
The cone fitted better with a more floral flavour such as the Lychee, Raspberry & Rose, which by the way had a creamy more than sorbet-like texture.
A small but promising gelato shop, with flavours that excite.
11 Cavan Road, 01-09, Singapore 209848
Tel: +65 8831 3078
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8pm (Tues – Thurs), 11am – 10pm (Fri – Sun)