Since my last visit to Montana Cafe in 2015, the cafe has expanded and move up to level two of Pomo. With the new movement, it also took over the two storey space that used to be The Connoisseur Concerto (TCC). Montana Cafe and Fabulous Dough are located at level two while South Bronx Burger is at level one.
Red Velvet Waffle 4/5
With the new expanded space on level two, Montana Cafe has also revamped its menu. Having introduced new items on the menu, it has also keep some of the classics. One of them is the Red Velvet Waffle Stack ($11) with vanilla ice cream and white chocolate rose sauce. I like the idea that the cafe allows customer to choose between crispy or fluffy waffle, since everyone has their own preference.
Black Velvet Waffle 4/5
The new dessert waffle on the menu is the Black Velvet Waffle ($14). The black sesame waffle comes with black miso caramel and black chocolate coated vanilla ice cream.I was thinking that the miso caramel will be very sweet and overpowering but it turned out otherwise. The whole creation is very balanced for a wholesome enjoyement.
Jalapeno Mac & Cheese Waffle 4.2/5
On the savoury menu, Montana Cafe has retained the Jalapeno Mac & Cheese Waffle ($12) topped with white truffle oil, and served with tomato relish and jalapeno cheese dip on the side. This is one of their earlier creation that I enjoyed a lot with the mac & cheese stuffed inside the waffle. A combination that still works beautifully until today.
Assam Crab Waffle 4.8/5
There is no one waffle recipe that can paired with all ingredients. In my opinion, Montana has always been my waffle specialist. They have put in many thoughts in each waffle creation that is put on the menu. Their latest creations, Assam Crab Waffle ($18) is inspired by the Kedah laksa. The unique creation comes with assam spiced waffle, seasoned crab meat and pineapple cucumber salsa. At many times, a lot of the savoury waffles felt like piecing two items together. But the assam crab waffle felt completed, with everyone components working harmoniously together as a dish. This is definitely a must try!
Bulgogi Beef Waffle 3.8/5
Another Korean inspired creation is the Bulgogi Beef Waffle ($16). The Gochujang rice waffle comes with sous vide bulgogi beef, orange sesame coleslaw, sous vide poached egg and bonito flakes.The waffle is very different. It is more cakey and moist. I noticed that it is also served in a bowl with a spoon instead of the usual plate, fork and knife. It's like telling me to have it like a bowl of rice. My only wish is that the bulgogi beef can be sweeter and more flavourful.
Nitro Coconut Cold Brew 4.2/5
Montana is not only a waffle specialist, they are a coffee specialist too. Introducing a new twist in appreciating coffee is the Nitro Coconut Cold Brew ($6.50). The cold brew is poured into coconut juice infused ice ball. As the ice ball dissolved and released the sweetness of the coconut juice, it gives a new experience in coffee appreciation. Usually cold brew can be quite acidic and the coconut sweetness also help to reduce it.
The folks from Montana Singapore has definitely brought to Singapore an interesting 3-In-1 concept that house Montana Cafe, Fabulous Dough and South Bronx Burger under one roof. Montana Cafe has also up the game, setting a new standard in the waffle world with its new creation and menu. It has successfully retained my title of waffle specialist.
1 Selegie Road
Tel: +65 98331790
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah (CC Line), Dhoby Ghuat (CC Line, NE Line, NS Line)
Daily: 8am - 10pm
1) Alight at Bras Basah MRT station. Take Exit D or E. Walk down Bras Basah Road to the junction of Bras Basah Road and Prinsep Street. Cross the road and turn right onto Prinsep Street. Walk down Prinsep Street and continue onto Selegie Road. Continue walking down Selegie Road until destination. Journey time about 12 mins. [Map]
2) Alight at Dhoby Ghuat MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk down Orchard Road to the junction of Orchard Road and Prinsep Street. Turn left onto Prinsep Street. Walk down Prinsep Street and continue onto Selegie Road. Continue walking down Selegie Road until destination. Journey time about 12 mins. [Map]