What is a Croffle, you may ask?
It is a cross breed of croissant and waffle. When done right, it achieves a satisfying crispy flaky crust with a soft warm interior.
With more surface area of a waffle, you get more crisp per bite ratio.
Here at Croffles and Coffee at 35A East Coast Road, you can savour just that, and more. (Another Croffle specialty store you may be familiar with is Crolo Crolo.)
Walk down a small path down their open kitchen, and you can get to the interior of the store.
The space was previously NUTTEA, which they used to operate from a franchise.
Its pleasant aesthetic invoked an atmosphere that was both relaxing and welcoming.
Their main signature starts with the plain croffles, the Classic ($6 for one, $15 for two, $20 for three), which allows a topping of either butter sugar, chocolate, caramel or raspberry sauce.
Buy three and you’ll get a free Single Scoop of Gelato to go with it.
They serve savory options too such as Seaweed Bonito ($9), Cheesy Parsley ($9), and Avocado ($9).
Some dessert options are Oreo Croffle ($8), and Lotus Croffle ($8). Their drinks menu consists of coffee, frappe, tea and sodas.
The Oreo Croffle ($8) featured house made chocolate cream, chocolate drizzle, Oreo crumbs and an Oreo cookie atop a freshly made croffle.
Taking a bite of the decadent creation, I was surprised that the croffle held up superbly under the moist toppings.
Still crispy and warm on the inside, this may be worth a try for Oreo lovers.
The savory croffle I ordered, the Seaweed Bonito ($9) was topped with Japanese mayo, and a generous seasoning of seaweed and bonito flakes.
I enjoyed the texture of the bonito flakes and seaweed but found the mayo to have made the dish a bit too heavy, while paired with the buttery base.
Upon the staff’s recommendation I tried the Ice Hazelnut Latte ($7), which was strong and not too sweet.
I found this balanced, and paired with the Hazelnut syrup.
Another drink I tried was the Strawberry Mango ($9). I was pleasantly surprised by this drink as it was such a clever combination of soda, strawberry and mango puree, topped with mixed berries gelato.
Very refreshing and a smart addition to a meal of buttery croffles.
An interesting addition to the Katong crowd, dessert goers or cafe adventurers alike would be pleased to know that this croffle cafe is open till 9pm on Sundays to Thursdays, and 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Seeing as most cafes close at around sunset, this is a great haunt to go for later night cafe hangouts.
Croffles and Coffee
35A East Coast Road, Singapore 428754
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Sun – Thurs), 10am – 10pm (Fri – Sat)
* Written by Laura Wong @llua. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.