Mon: 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu: 11:30 - 22:00
Fri: 11:30 - 00:00
Sat: 10:00 - 16:00
Sat: 18:00 - 00:00
Sun: 10:00 - 16:00
Sun: 18:00 - 22:00
Strictly Pancakes as its name suggests specializes in all kinds of pancakes from the classic pancakes with maple syrup and butter to the savoury with garlic prawns to the sweet chocolate pancakes with ice cream.
When I came at 3pm on a Sunday for tea, it was packed!! They actually took over Porn's Restaurant and to cater for large crowd, they had alfresco sitting too. The moment we arrived, there's a staff greeting us and directing us to a table (yes he seems to be stationed outside to ensure the alfresco guests are not neglected. Thumbs up!). We had the infamous Garlic Butter Prawn. AWESOME! Gd for sharing as the portion is quite big. Love how fluffy they made the pancakes. And it doesn't have a strange aftertaste like Mac. It still came with your choice of butter & maple syrup. - salted/unsalted - rum n raisin (?) - garlic butter How sinful can this be? I drizzled some maple syrup on my garlic butter infused pancake just to be adventurous. You won't believe how they actually complement each other. Yums! Seemingly innocent Strawberry milkshake packed a punch too! And the chicken wings were well marinated and cooked to perfection. Despite the slight drizzle and lack of parking space, the crowd kept coming in. Udders is no longer the only place to hang out in Siglap now. :)
I wouldn't say this place serves awesome pancakes, nor would I say they are bad. For what they are, they're priced on the high side, and sometimes taste a bit "plastic" but they are better than what I could whip up at home. Suggest you get a medium or short stack with salted butter (don't get the garlic herb) and bacon and scrambled eggs. Get a large if you want to share.
A fairly complicated ordering process coupled with an audaciously long wait for the dishes to arrive, despite the empty cafe. Utensils and cups are stained with smidgens and food residues. Ambience was frightfully silent, with no background activity of staff checking on customers (for the benefit of doubt, there really wasn't anyone to check on actually. But, that doesn't explain the lack of attention to my order and the waiting time) On a quiet weekday evening, I had to wait for 20 minutes for 1 beef ball pancake set to arrive, and another 10 minutes more for my red velvet pancake set.
The menu is separated into two categories, namely "Savory" and "Sweet". I decided to try both. With a set costing an average of $12-$15 on (sad to say) pancakes, those pancakes better taste like they were meant for royalty. To my disappointment, both was sickeningly cloy on the palate. And for reasons unknown, they were tasteless, bland and irksome. The beef balls had a texture that (I would imagine) resembles dry fibrous bark meant for kindling, and a sauce so thick and sickly but strangely taste of nothing. The red velvet was sweet beyond belief, a hospital admission due to diabetes was staring at me from the plate. Melting inferior "vanilla" ice cream on lukewarm pancakes with a clumsy dusting of red sugar hearts really wasn't appetizing. The melted ice cream made everything soggy like a wet sock and the sugar hearts were swimming in the vanilla pool.
I have one thing to say, "Return my money". I will not be hungry for more at your cafe.