Review: The Pizza Collective @ Bugis +

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Photo 16-7-15 1 44 06 pm A new concept by Peperoni has appeared at Bugis +. From Peperoni’s XXL 21-inch pizza, we all should expect that the ideas sprouting out from them would be as belly satisfying! Indeed, The Pizza Collective (TPC) takes on the fast food concept like Subway, which we all are familiar with – the ability to DIY your own pizzas by picking ingredients available from the counter.

The PlacePhoto 16-7-15 1 37 10 pmPhoto 16-7-15 1 41 29 pmA unique concept of payment can be seen at TPC, as they try to streamline their operations by putting self ordering machines opposite their counters. You will have to order and make your payment by cash (for now) to the machine. After which, a receipt would be dispensed for you to pass it on to the staff over at the counter, where you will be given a number. Like this… Photo 16-7-15 1 40 33 pmWhile it might facilitate the choosing of the ingredients for the DIY pizzas, I had a few issues with this manner of operations. Firstly, it’s not exactly friendly for the not so technologically inclined individuals, and they may have to position a staff on standby to troubleshoot any problems. Second, due to the sensitivity of the screen we have accidentally ordered unwanted pizzas while scrolling through the menu, and people may not notice the extra order. Thirdly, the need to bring our receipts over to the counter even after paying at the machine, is a little redundant because why can’t we just order and pay at the counter straight. Fourth, a buzzer should be given instead of a number, because the screen merely flashes the number without a sound, hence, it’s easy for diners to miss their order number.

In conclusion, I’m traditional like this, and I’d very much prefer service with a human touch. While technology may make things more efficient, it can also wreck quite a havoc to the operations if it breaks down one day. Yeahhhh.. and the place is pretty small too, so I guess machines are really not needed for ordering, in my humble opinion. #savetheearth #employmentdrive I feel like I’m writing a GP essay right now.

The MenuPhoto 16-7-15 1 35 56 pm  The build your own pizza option looked really interesting, and their pizzas are really affordable too!

The Food
As we just had our lunch before heading down to The Pizza Collective, we were craving for something sweet. A dessert pizza! What?
Photo 16-7-15 1 55 24 pm You heard me right. This is THE dessert pizza – Apple of my eye ($12), consisting of cinnamon, apple slices, sugar and butter. While the idea of a dessert pizza sounded exciting, this tasted just like an apple pie, nothing fancy. In fact, I didn’t know what I was actually expecting from a dessert pizza, but I was just excited to order it.

The pizza could do more with more apple mash, or apple sauce to add some moisture to the pizza as it was rather dry and flat to taste. However, I really loved how thin and crisp the pizza was, which complemented the idea of a dessert pizza very well! A dish to try if you’re craving for something sweet!Photo 16-7-15 2 13 14 pmMonkey Business ($12) – The chef’s favorite dessert pizza consisting of banana, nutella drizzle and almond flakes! Well, it’s banana and nutella, a combination that can’t go wrong, and this tasted pretty good on the crisp pizza base!

Closing Remarks

While we’ve only ordered both of the dessert pizzas for novelty’s sake, I thought the pizza bases were pretty yummy, and something I would love for all of my pizzas because it does not fill me up so easily with its excessive dough! I would want to try their savory pizzas, like the kimchi flavored one and cola chicken! And of course, to make my own pizza, when I return the next time!!!

We thought $12 for a dessert pizza may be relatively steep at The Pizza Collective though, since the savory ones with ALL THAT PROTEIN are also priced at $12. Nevertheless, a good combination to try because a sweet pizza like this is pretty hard to come by!

How to get there?
Bugis+, #01-12
201 Victoria Street
Singapore 188067

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday: 11am to 10pm

Instagram: @thepizzacollective

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