Craving for waffles? These cafes will serve you sweet (or savoury) renditions of this warm, fluffy comfort food
There’s always a season and occasion for waffles. Whether it’s a breakfast stack topped with a scoop of ice cream and fruits, or a savoury buttermilk waffle with good ol’ fried chicken, Southern-style. Here’s where to get your waffle fix around Singapore – we have a feeling you might be bolting out of the door to get some pretty soon.
Montana Brew Bar
Sometimes the standard waffles with lots of ice cream and cream just won’t do. Which is why Montana Brew Bar is one for an adventurous palate. Take the Assam crab waffle inspired by the chef’s hometown food of Kedah Laksa for example, and the Kuroi Black Velvet waffles with a black sesame base for something edgy. Popular signature dishes include the Red Velvet Stacked waffles and Jalapeno Mac & Cheese waffles.
Montana Brew Bar, #02-25, 1 Selegie Rd, Singapore 188306
If all things pastel-drenched makes you happy, Lickety’s shopfront will get you all ecstatic. Serving up a different sort of waffle here – also known as egglets – Lickety’s offerings are handheld and perfect if you’re in the Arab Street precinct for some window shopping. Get your fix of sweet, creamy ice cream wrapped in a buttermilk or Red Velvet egglet and remember to snap something for the ‘gram!
Lickety, 34 Bussorah St, Singapore 199452
Whisk and Paddle
This massive open-air bistro provides tranquil views of the river and offers a plethora of comfort grub like macaroni and cheese, pulled pork soft tacos and its signature: waffles. Serving up both sweet and savoury goodness atop waffles, you can enjoy the classic Eggs Benedict smoked salmon on waffles or go all out for waffles stacked with berry compote, vanilla ice cream, cheesecake pieces, a feuillete stick and fruits. Damn.
Whisk and Paddle, #01-01, 10 Tebing Lane, Singapore 828836
Serving fresh, natural and handcrafted ice cream, Merely is one of the most underrated spots to get your waffle-and-ice-cream fix. While the ice cream menu is worth checking out with flavours like Earl Grey, Milo, Grape Yakult and even Chocolate Stout, the crispy and fluffy waffles are something to celebrate about as well.
Merely, two locations at Sunshine Plaza and Tampines Hub
If you’re a huge waffle fan, Revelry is the café you should head to. The Lorong Kilat cafe is the proud server of waffle pizza (the best of both worlds, really) and a local-inspired O.K Waffle Pizza of otah (grilled fish cake), kai lan (Chinese broccoli) and mozzarella. We recommend trying its most popular item for a start: the sinful chicken and waffles of deep-fried tender chicken thighs, maple syrup, cherry tomatoes and lettuce.
Revelry, #01-02, 21 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598123
Yup, they made not have the most extensive waffle menu choices on this list but that one if they’re known for that one waffle dish they have, then they must have been doing something right, eh? Sinful Southern treats are aplenty at The Beast, including cornbread, country-fried steak and the house’s speciality of juicy fried chicken served atop thick waffles and drizzled with bourbon maple syrup. Our suggestion? Order up a glass of bourbon – the bar does, after all, offer some of the city’s biggest varieties of the liquor – or a sweet tea cocktail for an authentic Southern experience.
The Beast, 17 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199329
This ‘Mad Hatter’ inspired heartland bakehouse and café boasts artisanal desserts crafted by Chef Yvette Chua, who previously trained at Bo Innovation – a three-Michelin star restaurant in Hong Kong. Hatter Street‘s waffles have also been garnering attention from foodies. Waffle with salted caramel and homemade vanilla ice cream, waffle with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce, waffle with pandan ice cream and gula melaka sauce; what’s not to like about that!
Hatter Street, Block 212, Hougang Street 21, #01-133, Singapore 530212
Nestled within Toa Payoh’s estates, Creamier is a beloved hangout for the folks living around the area, though people from further out have frequently made their way to this waffle hotspot. Their Belgian waffles are must-order items and it’s not surprising to hear that they have sold out, if you arrive too late. When you manage to snag a serving, be sure to add a scoop of their handmade ice creams like banana roasted pecan, Tahitian vanilla, and sea salt gula Melaka. And if you happen to be at Gillman Barracks for an artsy visit, do drop by at their second outlet there.
Creamier, various locations including Toa Payoh, Gillman Barracks and Tiong Bahru
Ice cream lovers flock to Salted Caramel for their premium ice creams, prepared from fresh natural ingredients without any artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Dig into their warm made-to-order waffles, which complement their artisan ice cream perfectly.
Salted Caramel, 246F Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370
The folks at Wild Honey are passionate about breakfast and are proud to serve up a slew of amazing, all-day breakfast options. Start your meal with one of their savoury dishes but make sure to leave some space for dessert. Their Belgian (with grilled mango, blueberries and toasted coconut flakes) or Caribbean waffles (coconut with passionfruit crème, sliced bananas and toasted coconut flakes) is glorious.
Wild Honey, 2 locations including Mandarin Gallery and Scotts Square.
Located along the hipster café lane that is Kampong Bahru Road, Strangers’ Reunion is notably popular for their ‘magic coffee’, which boasts the perfect magical ratio of coffee and milk. But this cosy café also serves up a selection of lovely buttermilk waffles (from $11) that deserves as much fanfare. Choose to pair your waffles with greek yogurt, fresh fruit, vanilla ice cream or strawberry maceration.
Strangers’ Reunion, 33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169355
Group Therapy Café
If you’re not alert while strolling along Duxton Road, you may walk right past this hidden gem. Group Therapy Café is located on the second floor of a restored shop house and is identifiable only by a teeny signboard and a flight of wooden stairs. Tuck into their delish Belgian waffles, while lounging on their sofas and reading from their extensive collection of books. Our faves include gold rush waffle, and peanut butter and banana waffle.
Group Therapy Café, 2 locations including Duxton and Katong.
The Daily Scoop
This ice cream chain, which began its early days as a small establishment tucked away in the suburban neighbourhood of Sunset Way, has since grown into a renowned local ice cream brand. The Daily Scoop serve freshly baked waffles at reasonable prices (only $3.30 for a plain waffle, $6.30 with a scoop of ice cream), topped with ice cream of your choice and generous dribbles of chocolate syrup.
The Daily Scoop, 4 locations including Chip Bee Gardens and School Of The Arts.
The artisan chocolates and chocolate infused desserts at Wimbly Lu are heavenly, but the less raved about waffles are just as fab. Slide your knife through the crisp exterior of the pastry to reveal the light and fluffy insides . We love the waffle with salted caramel and honey cinnamon ice cream, and drizzled with toffee sauce!
Wimbly Lu, 15-2 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987
Fatcat Ice Cream Bar
Fellow easties got it lucky with Fatcat Ice Cream Bar. Here, your fluffy waffles are black in colour and you have a shot of salted egg yolk sauce to drizzle over the unique creation. Pick the ice cream you want (butter beer’s a popular choice), then relish.
Fatcat Ice Cream Bar, Block 416, #01-25 Bedok North Avenue 2, Singapore 460416
The Populus Coffee & Food Co.
Conceptualised by the folks behind Department of Caffeine, you can hardly go wrong with The Populus‘ standard of coffee and other beverages. The Populus also offers a tantalising buttermilk waffle that goes along with its sweet sundaes such as lemon & white chocolate sundae, dark chocolate sundae and strawberry sundae.
The Populus Coffee & Food Co., 146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
Not only can you find heavenly brewed cuppa Joe here, this coffeehouse at Evans Road also offers buttermilk waffles that are absolutely crispy on the outside but uber fluffy on the inside. Not sure what to get? Its Salted Caramel waffle paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream will definitely put a smile on your face (and tummy!). You can also try its Chocolate & Strawberries Waffle.
Assembly Coffee, 26 Evans Rd, Singapore 259367
End your weekend with a bang by visiting Sunday Folks at Chip Bee Gardens and enjoy its wonderful selection of delicious desserts – using raw natural ingredients and homemade toppings. Here, you can go simple by getting its delectable waffle with soft serve! While they only offer one type of waffle, you can spice it up by matching your waffle with flavourful soft serve. Our recommendation: waffle with Earl Grey Soft Serve – yummy indeed!
Sunday Folks, #01-52, Chip Bee Gardens, 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278116
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