Waffle Slayer is an expansion from Strangers’ Reunion. It is housed in Strangers’ old space, with Strangers’ moving next door. As you guessed it, Waffle Slayer specializes in waffles and has both sweet & savoury waffles to offer. Waffle Slayer was created from the popularity of Strangers’ buttermilk waffles, thus the expansion, to supply the demand and also to come up with new innovative waffles.
As said earlier, Waffle Slayer is housed in Strangers’ Reunion’s old space. The place is very small and quite cramped, which is probably why Strangers’ moved next door, to a bigger area. In terms of decor, the place is quite similar to Strangers’, with white walls & exposed ceilings. Some leftover chairs from Strangers’ are used as seats. The furniture of Waffle Slayer are all very mixed, with various types of antique chairs & tables filling the space. Almost every furniture is different from one another, making the place feel like some vintage pawn shop.
I did notice the staff shuffling between Strangers’ & Waffle Slayer constantly. Unfortunately, the only link between the two places is either at the back or the front entrance of Waffle Slayer. While sitting in front, the staff kept entering and exiting the place. (Which of course, if you sit at the front, you would start to get annoyed after a while.) I do find it a pity that the two places do not have a proper connection to one another.
True to its name, Waffle Slayer specializes in waffles, with choices of either sweet or savoury waffles. The place is definitely cashing in on the current waffle craze, by offering quite a few innovative waffles, such as Squid Ink. Price-wise, it’s all above the 10 dollar mark, which is common for waffles. Their savoury ones cost quite a bit more though, not sure why. Perhaps squid ink is expensive?
During my visit, my friends and I ordered a total of 7 waffles. Sadly, the timing between the first and last waffle was around 30 minutes. By the time the last waffle arrived, my friends had finished their waffles. It seemed like the place only has around 3 waffle machines, which could be a problem when there is a sudden high demand for waffles. The staff did apologize for the wait, stating that it was due to the waffle machine being “cranky”.
You can actually order items from Strangers’ in Waffle Slayer. They also have cakes in their dessert display which are also from Strangers’ on sale. I’m not sure whether you can order Waffle Slayer waffles while at Strangers’ though, which I find kind of perplexing.
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Waffle Slayer definitely garners a visit if you have not been there. I do appreciate their unique take and creativity on their waffle concept. Especially with how many cafes that serve waffles now, it’s nice to have something special/new. Unfortunately, I do think more of their waffles are misses rather than hits, which is the basic essence of their dishes. Most of my friends comments were either “Just okay.” or “Not bad.” I think it’s best if you stick with their Buttermilk waffles, which seems to be the best of all their waffles that they offer and what Strangers’ was best known for. For me, I’ll go back just for the other waffles that I didn’t try, but once I’ve tried them all, I probably won’t go back. I’ll rather make a visit to Strangers’ Reunion instead.
37 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169356
(Nearest train station: Outram)
Contact: 6222 4869
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm