Whether it’s sweet or savoury, crispy or soft, served up plain or piled-high with goodies, the waffle is one of the most versatile joy-givers out there. We just love ’em! Needless to say, taking on the task of scouring the island for the best waffle joints was not a difficult one. Below, EL brings to you the top seven places to visit for your next waffle outing.
30 Bali Lane, 9296 4997
This industrial-themed café on Bali Lane serves up typical all-day breakfast options and pasta dishes. However, what sets Stateland Café apart, is their wicked range of desserts made from traditional yeast-raised waffles and thick-cut honey toasts. Aside from The Classic Waffle – topped with frozen berries and maple syrup – are more innovative flavours such as The Banana Toffee and The S’MORES. Try the signature Red Velvet Waffle ($15), a deep-red chocolate-flavoured waffle topped with cream cheese glaze and vanilla ice cream.
44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52 Chip Bee Gardens, 6479 9166
Nestled in the cute ‘hood of Chip Bee Gardens is dessert café Sunday Folks. It’s Holland V location makes Sunday Folks a convenient place to visit after a meal at nearby food joints. Fancy something unique? Try their edgier flavours, such as Sea Salt Gula Melaka and Roasted Pistachio. A softer, creamier and lighter version of ice cream – the café’s signature ‘soft-serve’ – is founded by Creamier and churned in temperatures slightly higher than normal ice cream. A word of warning, though: Sunday Folks’ special ice cream, especially when paired with hot waffles, tends to melt faster, so get those Instas in fast!
Fatcat Ice Cream Bar
416 Bedok North Avenue 2, 8201 1201
Newly open in January, Fatcat Ice Cream Bar isn’t your average ice cream parlour. Located in the East, this neighbourhood gem prides itself on its dessert plates, gourmet waffles and made-from-scratch ice cream. If you’re looking for something out of-the-box, order the Bamboo Charcoal Waffle ($6) with salted egg yolk sauce. Drizzle the salty-sweet sauce over the jet-black waffles and add a scoop of pistachio ice cream for a taste buds-explosion (complete with visual appeal). Other unique sweets include Lime Marshmallows and Mojito Spheres.
Salted Caramel Café
246F Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Garden Estate, 6753 1718
Serving up since 2011, this dining spot prides itself on its handcrafted ice cream, which is made from scratch without preservatives or artificial sweeteners. Although the ice cream is the star of the show, the freshly baked waffle makes a cracking backup singer – with a slight crisp on the exterior and a melt-in-your mouth fluffy middle. Indulge in a winning combination of the Homemade Waffle with Double Scoop ($9.10). Our recommendations? The Horlicks Tim Tam and Salted Caramel flavours will turn any bad day around.
Wimbly Lu Chocolate Café
15-2 Jalan Riang, 6289 1489
Another deserving contender for serving up top-notch waffles is three-year-old dessert place Wimbly Lu Chocolate Café. The folks at Wimbly are best at simple, heavenly waffle combinations – nothing beats a freshly baked Waffle with Ice Cream ($8.50) on a lazy Saturday afternoon. The quaint café also serves up wide selection of desserts, like their raved-about Root Beer Cake. Plus, we’re fans of their hearty (but small) savoury menu, which includes Beef Cottage Pie.
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