The café scene has evolved a lot in Singapore during the last 2 to 3 years. The strong ones survive, while many just fade away.
Waffles and gelato cafes were kind of IN, but that was in 2014.
Some waffle specialty shops stay abreast in the game by continuing to reinvent themselves (eg Montana, 23 Jumpin), expand their menu and hip factor (Strangers’ Reunion, Twenty Grammes, FatCat Ice Cream Bar), or just have very good waffles to start with.
Kosnica SG, specializing in waffles and gelato, has opened quietly at 61 Duxton Road.
When I say “quietly”, I mean that even the usual serial café hopping food instagrammers didn’t even cover it, except one or two.
A lot of times, a hipster (waffle) café works is because customers want to be SEEN eating there (by means of social media), and not just eat there.
So they do spend that budget on a combination of interior design, social media marketing and photography.
Kosnica SG serves a variety of “Premium Gelato” with flavours of Golden Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, Mao Shan Wang, Blueberry Yogurt, Strawberry Cheesecake, Earl Grey and Figs, Matcha Green Tea with Azuki Beans, Sea Salt Caramel with Almonds, and Hazelnut Chocolate Rocher.
A single scoop goes for $5.50, while a double is a $10.00. To be honest, the price point may discourage customers.
The variety of waffles includes Buttermilk, Red Velvet and Matcha Waffles ($11.00, $15.50 with single scoop, $20.00 with double scoops).
Actually, their waffles were a soft pillow texture on the inside, and creamy gelato was not too bad. I reckon the sweetness level could go down a few notches.
Coffee’s from Illy, while a display of cakes and tarts are available ($5.00 – $6.50).
Kosnica SG could have done much, much better in a correct time and location, and possibly need to rethink in terms of presenting that X-factor and uniqueness.
61 Duxton Road Singapore 089525
Tel: +65 6904 4086
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Sun