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About a month ago, Twenty Grammes opened their second outlet in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio. The flagship at North Bridge Road had earned a reputation for their waffles and salted egg yolk sauce served alongside and so they brought those very signatures to the North as well. But not just that, Twenty Grammes AMK also has new exclusive items such as the Yuan Yang Waffle and Soft Serve ice-cream at this outlet.
I came here twice within the span of one month and both times had experienced a sizeable crowd. There were however many tables available both indoors and outdoors so getting a seat was not really an issue. The first visit saw us zooming in for the Yuan Yang Waffles $15– which offers you the best of both worlds with 1/2 a charcoal waffle and the other 1/2 made up of the Belgian classic served with a twirl of milk soft serve and hazelnut sauce on the side to drizzle at your own pleasure.
Opened by the same people behind the now-defunct November 8 which was formerly located next door at Thomson V Two, Five by Five is the newest all-day-breakfast cafe to open in the Thomson area. Unlike its predecessor however, the latter is instead a white-tiled space with glass doors that allow natural light to stream through. The furniture too with its marbled tops and wooden accents sets the stage for a food photography shoot. Quite evidently, it was not too difficult to capture a good shot here at Five by Five.
From the Mains, we had the Salmon Florentine $16.50 which came with two layered muffins of honey ham, smoked salmon and baby spinach- essentially an Eggs Ben + Eggs Royale + Eggs Florentine all rolled into one. While I would have preferred a creamier and richer Hollandaise sauce, the eggs were poached just right and it was overall a heartily portioned brunch item. Not one of the best I have had but still enjoyable. The cafe also offers other dishes such as Miso Roasted Pork $16.50, Japanese Beef Stew $18.50 and Chicken Bleu $15.50.
From the same young lady behind Mean Bean & Wicked Grind, comes a new start-up which is slated to be the next it-place for after dinner desserts. Kaffles- a play on the word waffles and the owners’ initials (Kimberley and Kenny) is a waffle specialty eatery which shares the same space as The Stirling along Cheong Chin Nam Road. Opened only on Saturday nights between 6pm to 1am, Kaffles serves up a variety of waffles and ice-cream combinations from $9.50 to $12.90.
The Klassic Kaffles $9.50 which is buttermilk waffles served with your choice of ice-cream (Earl Grey, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Coconut etc.) comes complete with an inverted wafer cone dipped in chocolate and colourful sprinkles, and pocky sticks in between the waffle stack to keep them crisp and not soggy. A refreshing and interesting new look to the usual waffles combinations that we would see in cafes, I am sure this novel presentation will be a hit with many.
Thick toasts and homemade artisan ice-cream is all in the craze these days and Dessert Project along Havelock Road is no exception. Serving up unique ice-cream flavours such as Melon and Parma Ham, Thai Earl Grey, White Rabbit Candy and After Eight (inspired by the mint chocolate) atop a base of 3-inch thick toast, this dessert specialty cafe is everything sweet and guaranteed to have you on a sugar high with their waffles and lava cakes as well.
We ordered their Waffle $5.90 with a scoop of Coconut and Thai Earl Grey ice-cream ($3.20 for a classic flavour and $4 for a premium flavour), drizzled with Toffee sauce (additional $1). Frankly, we were not expecting much, having tried many waffles at different cafes before but boy were we pleasantly surprised when we cut through those golden brown layers. The batter was beautifully crisp, delightfully fluffy without being too airy and just a little chewy. Paired with dense creamy mounds of ice-cream which had bits of coconut flesh in one and subtle notes of bergamot in the other, this was a plate deserving of praise.
From the same people behind home-grown ice-cream brand Creamier at Lor 1 Toa Payoh, comes a new soft-serve dessert concept located in the heart of Chip Bee Gardens. And almost an entirely different concept it is indeed as compared to their predecessor, as Sunday Folks serves mainly just 6 flavours of soft serve ice-cream and a range of cakes which changes routinely. Rest assured however, their famous crisp eggy waffles are still on the menu.
The space itself is much more luxurious than the cramped few seats there were in Creamier, with this being a lot more spacious and airy, sitting roughly 40 people quite comfortably. The interior too while minimalistic, bears some attention to details with vases of flowers on each table, light brown wooden furniture complimenting the cream-coloured walls, creating an overall cosy and comfortable feel.