As usual, in ranking of my preference, from least favorite to most…
#3. Tamper & Co
88 Rangoon Road, Rangoon 88 #01-02, Singapore 218374
T: +65 6341 7525
Sun-Th 10am-10pm, F & Sat 10am-midnight
A cake supplier gave samples to Tamper & Co and, in the end, T&C decided not to buy from that supplier. However, the cafe took a photo of the cakes and used the photo as their cover on FB. While T&C didn’t infringe any copyright laws legally, it’s problematic ethically. The cover photo implies to cafegoers and consumers that T&C is selling those cakes. For example, when you see a Uniqlo poster, you assume the model is wearing Uniqlo label and the store is selling the clothes in the poster. But in T&C’s case, it turns out that in the Uniqlo poster, the model is wearing H&M clothes and you can’t find the clothes at Uniqlo. Mind boggling.
I don’t quite understand why T&C wants to do something like that but given that T&C likes to invoke the law so often (see this and this), I’d advise you to give the cafe a wide berth. Maybe they should change their name to Temper & Co.
And the waffles was exorbitant ($16 with a scoop of ice cream!). It was flat, and boring. (Please don’t sue, taste is subjective.)
ps: I visited T&C before the litigations.
#2. On the Table
118 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118541
T: +65 9780 8094
T-Th 11am-10pm, F 11am-10.30pm, Sat 10am-10.30pm, Sun 10am-10pm
Taste-wise normal. But it was the hardest waffles I had had. It took muscles to saw through it. If a certain part of my body could remain this hard, it’s a good thing. But hard isn’t a good look on waffles.
I am talking about abs.
#1. The Quarters
16 Enggor Street, Icon Village #01-09, Singapore 079717
T: +65 6834 4174
M-F 8am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Sequestered at a corner of Icon (who knows where Icon is??), what the waffles lacked in texture (soft and limp), it made up for the interesting flavours. $10 came with 2 scoops of ice cream–pandan ice cream and lemongrass ice cream–and drizzled with gula melaka, producing a kaya-like waffles. We heard they have buah keluak ice cream too–that’s exotic. Local flavors, Singapore pride.
We paid for our meals.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.