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Stateland Cafe

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Address: 30 Bali Lane
Stateland Cafe is a vintage-industrial themed cafe, located in the heart of Singapore, along Bali Lane serving European cuisine at its best.

Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 22:00

Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 00:00

Sun: 10:00 - 18:00

Closed: Tue

+65 92964997
$18 based on 22 submissions
Brunch (8 votes), After Work (6 votes), Chillout (5 votes)
ArcticStar

Fabulous blackforest waffle

I was in one of those moods where cravings for chocolate waffles kicked in, and I could not think of anywhere else other than Stateland Cafe, which I have yet to try before.

My Earl Grey Babyccino (SGD$3.90) came first, alongside a glass of ice water - rather thoughtful since this place did not charge for service. There wasn't much description for this drink but I figured it might be cuppaccino brewed with earl grey - it tasted like that, and more. There was a very milky flavor to it which obliterated much of the earl grey's slightly ashy flavor.

Finally, the Black Forest Waffle (SGD$14.90) arrived - dark chocolate waffle served with cherry, whipped cream and Belgium chocolate gelato and chocolate sauce.

The grids were crispy and the waffle was fluffy inside. The rich chocolate ice-cream and sauce enhanced the flavor of the dark chocolate waffle (my first eating a lovely chocolatey waffle). There were dark cherries found within the mixture of cream and creamy gelato, making this simple dessert a real delight. I wish to add too that the gelato was amazing - I was replying emails and getting some online errands done while enjoying my sinfully good waffle slowly, but the ice-cream did not melt into a gooey mess nor did the waffle turn soggy even after an hour. Thumbs up for Stateland waffle - now I understand what the fuss is about.

For full reviews and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
 http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/11/tea-at-stateland-cafe-bugis.html




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21 Nov 2014 • 340 reviews • 3 followers

Fabulous blackforest waffle

I was in one of those moods where cravings for chocolate waffles kicked in, and I could not think of anywhere else other than Stateland Cafe, which I have yet to try before.

My Earl Grey Babyccino (SGD$3.90) came first, alongside a glass of ice water - rather thoughtful since this place did not charge for service. There wasn't much description for this drink but I figured it might be cuppaccino brewed with earl grey - it tasted like that, and more. There was a very milky flavor to it which obliterated much of the earl grey's slightly ashy flavor.

Finally, the Black Forest Waffle (SGD$14.90) arrived - dark chocolate waffle served with cherry, whipped cream and Belgium chocolate gelato and chocolate sauce.

The grids were crispy and the waffle was fluffy inside. The rich chocolate ice-cream and sauce enhanced the flavor of the dark chocolate waffle (my first eating a lovely chocolatey waffle). There were dark cherries found within the mixture of cream and creamy gelato, making this simple dessert a real delight. I wish to add too that the gelato was amazing - I was replying emails and getting some online errands done while enjoying my sinfully good waffle slowly, but the ice-cream did not melt into a gooey mess nor did the waffle turn soggy even after an hour. Thumbs up for Stateland waffle - now I understand what the fuss is about.

For full reviews and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
 http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/11/tea-at-stateland-cafe-bugis.html




30 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 25 followers

r***** waitress: Lousy service

My wife and her girlfriends went to this Stateland Cafe for a girls' night out. They ordered some waffles after their dinner there and it took more than 30mins for the waffles to come. Of which, the red velvet waffle even tasted salty. The waffles look great but looks are very deceiving for this cafe. Avoid them at all costs. The r***** waitress spilled water on my wife and she stood there like a block of wood. Where's the basic manners of saying sorry at least? My wife need to tell her to bring serviettes for my wife to dry herself. i believe that there's no training for these part-timers. Do not bother about trying out this cafe. Hopeless. If this cafe is the last cafe on earth, also do not eat there. Save your money for other better places.
27 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

bad food bad service

Ordered the Toffee Nut waffle today. Upon eating the almond flakes, I realised  it was not crunchy (like it wasnt fresh and secondly,  the almond flakes tasted like raw garlic. I would imagine they used the same knife or machine to process both garlic and almond, which borderlined disgusting. plus the waffle was cold. 

I am all for hole-in-the-wall, new cafe upstarts but seriously the combination of cold waffle + raw garlic infused and off almond flakes would probably put me off a visit here for a very long time.. although I was told by a friend that everything was way better during his previous visit,  food and all. So maybe it was just an off day? 
10 Oct 2014 • 55 reviews • 0 follower

Desserts for sharing

Bought a groupon voucher sometime back for desserts at Stateland Cafe located at the Bali lane, near the haji district. A very simple exterior but interior revolves around vintage-industrial theme. One of the cafe interior, is that of a little run down with worn out grey paint on the walls, a cement-looking floor and wooden benches and tables as furniture. A very different ambiance from the usual. There seems to be limited seating too, but not to worry, they have another unit just beside them.

The Classic Honey Toast ($11.90): It’s their signature toast. Toast baked with honey and salted butter topped with berries and served with scoop of honey gelato. Although toast is crispy, but it’s a little too hard and dense on the inside. It will be good if exterior is crispy and interior is softer. Very unique taste of honey gelato, very light and not too sweet.

S’MORES ($14.90): Dark chocolate waffle with toasted marshmallow, chocolate sauce and biscuits. Serve with a scoop of belgium chocolate gelato. Very chocolatey dish. In fact, i’m overwhelm with chocolates. The chocolate taste and aroma just burst in your mouth once you bite into the waffle. The toasted marshmallow is really good too, instant melt in your mouth. The belgium chocolate is rich, creamy and smooth. Has a slight bitter cocoa note at the end. But it’s almost impossible to finish it on your own, its good for sharing, as you’ll get sick of it after eating too much as the chocolate is too overpowering.

Generally, decent desserts for sharing, but not to finish on your own as it’s too heavy.

http://poohlovesfood.com/2014/10/10/stateland-cafe/ for full review with pics.
Red velvet waffle, $14.90
14 Sep 2014 • 147 reviews • 6 followers

Red velvet waffle

Parking is always a problem when one attempts to find a lot along the one-way lane in Bugis. We went around in circles before finding a lot along Arab street.Upon arrival, I was a little dismayed to see a queue at Stateland Cafe. But thankfully, we were seated within 20 minutes. =)

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Statelander’s big breakfast, $13.90 - Scrambled/omelette/olive oil fried served on toasted brioche along side hoemade tomato chilli jam and stewed mushrooms. We went with scrambled. The presentation is somewhat cute with most of the ingredients stacked up. But really, had I brought my brothers instead, they probably wouldn’t be full. When we say “big breakfast”, we expect hearty portion.

2) Red velvet waffle, $14.90 – The traditional American red velvet cake translated into a waffle. Deep-red waffle flavoured with chocolate, topped with cream cheese glaze and vanilla ice cream. Ordered from the waffle section and it’s stated on the menu that these traditional yeast raised waffles are made from scratch daily. And the waffle was not too bad! I personally feel the waffle machine plays a part in making a good waffle. Like the grid part? Some waffles come across too thin at the grids but this was thick enough for us to bite into the crispy exterior and chew into the fluffy interior. Nice.

3) Peanut butter honey toast, $14.90 – Thick-cut toast baked with honey and salted butter, slathered with peanut butter and topped with Belgium chocolate ice cream and chopped nuts. It’s really a very simple dish, and we were not expecting much. But it’s surprisingly yummy. A little pricey though.

4) Latte, $4.70 – Too much milk used.

Overall, it was not too bad. However, I would not travel all the way down to Bugis for waffle and toast. Stateland cafe is pretty small too which does not make it an ideal place to catch up with friends. Ie, hog a table. Do take note that most of their tables are catered for couples. Yes, it’s more convenient to come in pairs. Any group bigger than 4, and one will have to wait for them to join 3 tables (which I am sure it will be a long wait) or wait for the one and only long table that’s directly in front of the cashier.

At the time of my visit, they were only accepting cash payment!

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