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The Loft Pancakes & Waffles

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This charming and cosy space in a shophouse along Chinatown specialises in waffles, pancakes and all things breakfast. Look foward to its range of other breakfast items like panini sandwiches, baked eggs and the Shibuya toast. The 3rd floor can be used to hold events for up to 70 people.

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 19:00

+65 62212103
$17 based on 34 submissions
Chillout (10 votes), Brunch (9 votes), After Work (8 votes)
jaimie

Great place to chill

Instead of hanging out at tiong bahru, why not try out chinatown for a change? The loft is tucked at a corner but up the stairs is a cozy cafe where one can take a break from the hustle of touristy chinatown. we ordered a latte and a ice mocha. the latte was lukewarm, prob too milk. but the ambience is nice. tons of magazines available for one to spend a lazy afternoon.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • belgian waffles4 votes
  • shibuya toast3 votes
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23 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Must be the worst I've experienced

if first impression is anything to go by, i think it says a lot. 
when we arrived at the restaurant, there were quite a few tables available but they were all dirty and the plates were not cleared. 
we thought this is a self-service restaurant but apparently it's not since my bf went to the counter to order and was told to take a seat without having to pay. 
turned out that they were just super severely understaffed. 

then the nightmare began. 

it took like...i don't know 15? 20? or maybe forever for our drinks to arrive. we ordered tea and i thought maybe it takes some efforts to make them. NO. my bf went to ask about the drinks and they came almost right after. it was just a pot of hot water with the tea bag. we even had to dunk the tea bag in ourselves. 

then, our shibuya toast took longer than what's probably forever to arrive. was it like 1 hour? probably. i wasn't that pissed initially until the table beside us asked about their food and got theirs...before ours. for info, they came quite a while after us. that really killed it. my bf went to the counter and asked about our item. turned out the pan was used for pancakes so they couldn't make our toast. O, so you can serve pancakes to someone who ordered much much much later than us and don't have to serve us in sequence?

i was so mad i didn't even want to consume the shibuya toast at all. it was certainly a nice touch to have the waitress explain to me that she's just here to serve us our food so she cannot answer to my unhappiness regarding the horribly slow service. nice one there. 

o, and they offer ice water which we can help ourselves to. but, first, there were no cups. and then there were cups, but no water. the waitress has taken the flask to the counter and never placed it back at where the cups are. 

first and last try. 
16 Aug 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Great place to chill

Instead of hanging out at tiong bahru, why not try out chinatown for a change? The loft is tucked at a corner but up the stairs is a cozy cafe where one can take a break from the hustle of touristy chinatown. we ordered a latte and a ice mocha. the latte was lukewarm, prob too milk. but the ambience is nice. tons of magazines available for one to spend a lazy afternoon.
Yummy Shibuya Toast
02 May 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Very cozy atmosphere :)

The food was yummy and the atmosphere was really cozy! Really great for catching up with friends or chilling out! A nice getaway in the middle of chinatown.
17 Mar 2014 • 25 reviews • 0 follower

Great Food at The Loft

All the dishes we ordered were truly yummy and had totally exceeded our expectations. Portions are really big as well, so you might want to consider sharing if you have a small apetite.

Read full review here:
http://yveyanxi.blogspot.sg/2014/01/the-loft-pancakes-waffles.html
11 Feb 2014 • 14 reviews • 0 follower

Good chillout joint

Located on the second floor on the corner of Smith Street, its easy to miss this hidden gem Interioir was nicely decorated with pretty furniture and quirky items on the book shelves. Visited on a weekend and spent the whole afternoon there. Upon arrival, the wait staff warmly greets and shows you to your seat. When I visited, the place was nearly fully occupied. Due to publicity, this place sort of lost some of its quiet hidden factor; such a pity! Ambience was still excellent to settle in to get lost in a good book.

Ordered a latte ($6.30), served at a good temperature but in a rather small cup. Taste-wise, it was passable. Also had an order of Buttermilk pancakes with apple cinammon toppings- short stack ($5.50). Pancakes were fluffy but was nothing special, the topping was rather delicious  and came in a good portion. These were dusted over with icing sugar. 

If not for its great chillout factor, I wouldn't make the effort to be back specially for the food.