#reclaimingsg is our series about all things related to our memories of and how we feel about Singapore. We are not so ready to “archive” yet, hence the word “reclaim”.
Waffletown is styled like a fast food joint stuck in the 80s. Despite its name, we have been informed that there is more to the place than waffles. In any case, much as waffles sound enticing to us youth who pine for the good ol’ A&W, we were there for dinner.
We loved the retro feel the moment we walked by. Despite it being a cool and windy evening, we decided to sit inside because of the feel the interior afforded: the trappings of a American chain with the styling of your local coffeeshop – photos of food, Chinese New Year decoration, cartoonish high chairs, and accolades hapzardly stuck together near the counter.
On its website, Waffletown calls itself a family restaurant and that’s exactly what it feels like. We spent much time looking at the board, admiring its ability to stay firmly in the 1980s.
There is no better fish burger than the coffeeshop fish fillet burger. I love Waffletown’s version very much. Together, we ordered the black pepper sirloin steak (S$7.8 for a meal with sides & drink), a fish burger (S$6.8 for a meal with fries and drink) and of course, their fried chicken.
Location: Balmoral Plaza #01-02, 271 Bukit Timah Road (car access is along Bukit Timah Road as well as Balmoral Road)