A combination of the French word for flower, “fleur” and “gelato”: comes a new botanical dessert café, Fleurato nestled right in the heart of town! Fleurato is located in the lobby of the Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.
True to its name, the café is beautifully decorated, decked in florals both inside and out. The café itself is gorgeous and super aesthetic and IG-worthy, and you can snap photos amongst the blooms or on the floral-decorated pink swing!
The café also boasts an in-house florist where you can select and purchase your own flower bouquets for special occasions and watch them being made before your eyes. Fleurato also has plans to host various flower arrangement workshops in-store, so keep your eyes peeled for news of that on their Instagram!
Aside from blooms and bouquets, you can also purchase various handmade floral trinkets and displays off the shelves: such as keychains, pressed flower frames, flower vases, decorative pieces and more.
The space itself is pretty compact, as the café is split between a dining area and the florist/retail area; with only 5 small tables in-store, each with a capacity of about 2-3 pax. We’d imagine the place would be quite cramped and noisy if it were a full house, so ideally come with a small group of 2-3 instead of large parties if you want to sit comfortably.
Pralines, 3 for $10
The café specialises in house-made sweets and artisanal small-batch gelato—all inspired and infused with various herbs and botanicals. We had a taste of their handmade Pralines ($10 for 30) which were both pretty and delicate to look at as well as delicious. However, although handmade, we found that the price point of $10 was still quite steep for 3 tiny pieces of chocolate that was likely to be gone in seconds. If you were to try the pralines, make sure to try the Popping Strawberry; with popping candy hidden inside, you’ll be in for a delightful surprise.
For gelato (from $5.90), make sure to try their signature flavour, the Osmanthus Long Jing, as Fleurato is the only dessert café in Singapore to offer this flavour. We had the Shirakawa-Go ($14.90), which consisted of 4 pieces of rose-flavoured waffles and 1 scoop of gelato. The waffles had a pretty pink hue and carried a nice rose fragrance, but make sure to eat them as soon as they’re served as the waffles become quite dense and chewy after they’ve cooled down.
The Osmanthus Long Jing gelato was truly one of the highlights out of all the gelato flavours, with a light osmanthus fragrance and pleasant tea flavour—definitely a must-order for tea lovers. Our only gripe was that the scoops of gelato were far too small. For $5.90/$6.90 a scoop, we were expecting scoops that were more generous and substantial. Moreover, if you have them with their waffles, one such scoop will definitely not be sufficient to have alongside all that waffle.
Rose Shaken Tea, $8
Snowdrop Delight, $8
Tulip Passion Blast, $8
Other must-trys from Fleurato include their series of tea mocktails (from $8) that come in Medium and Large sizes. Our favourite from the tea cocktails we tried was the Rose Shaken Tea, which was light and highly drinkable, made with supreme earl grey and rose—this is likely to be a hot favourite. Other interesting mocktails include the Snowdrop Delight, for those who love a strong lemongrass and pandan flavour; or the Daffodil Fresca for a more unique melon oolong taste. If you enjoy their tea, you can even purchase some of their house blends as well!
Worth a visit: Make sure to try their unique gelato flavours and tea mocktails!
Address: 1 Tanglin Road, #01-06, Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 12pm-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 1pm-11pm