Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 00:00
Sun: 10:00 - 18:00
Stateland Cafe is a vintage-industrial themed cafe, located in the heart of Singapore, along Bali Lane serving European cuisine at its best.
Whoever who claims that the waffles here are good must be referring to the combination of toppings/ flavours, because the texture of waffles leaves very much to be desired.
I couldn't tell that these were meant to be Belgian waffles at all - a proper Belgian waffle would consist of a nice, crisp exterior and a soft, eggy interior. While not the toughest waffles I've eaten, the waffle by itself is bland and a little hard.
That being said, plating is beautiful and the combination of flavours marvellous. I enjoyed the S'more waffle with melted marshmallow and speculoos biscuit, topped with a lovely dark chocolate sorbet which was unquestionably the star of the dish. The sorbet provided much needed moisture to the waffle, softening it up and melding the flavours of marshmallow, biscuit and crisp cocoa waffle base together.
Come here if you enjoy a nice hideout from the hordes of tourists swarming Haji Lane. Currently, Stateland is home to Brother Bird as well, which serves nice (but not excellent) soft serve on rice donuts. Convenient if you want to sample desserts from the two different franchises in one place.
Double standard practice seen at Stateland cafe on 14 April.
Initially sat on the ground floor. Despite having 2 aircons in the cafe, it is still very stuffy. Upon seeing other customers head up to the upper level, my friend proceeded to check if second level will be cooler. It was indeed way cooler and she saw seats that cater to 4 pax.
We brought our glasses along and while we are walking towards the staircase landing, we are stopped by the staff. She claimed that second level is strictly reserved for big groups. We are in a group of 3 and since there are seats that cater to 4 on the upper level, I don't understand why we are forbidden to head up. We were later told that her boss doesn't allow us to walk up.
Doesn't really matter.. So, we kindly approach the same staff to ask if she could adjust the aircon temp to a little lower but her response was "it is already the coolest". Tone used was not appropriate to customers. When the meals were served, she then said her boss decides to allow us to change seats to upper level? While the food and drinks have all arrived? Wow. -.-
That aside, the mentaiko pasta was way too salty for our liking.
I doubt I will patronize again.
Weather is so hot and the cafe is so stuffy, I wanted to move to level 2 where it's cooler but staff forbid me. When asked to blast to air con they reply it's already the coolest. Food is also too salty. Not gonna patron this cafe again!