Address: 181 Orchard Rd, #03-07 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Official Website: walkingonsunshine.sg
Walking on Sunshine Kroffle Buffet, Orchard Central, Singapore
Ahhh, the madness about Croffles. Or in Walking on Sunshine’s case, it’s Kroffles. Korean Croissant + Waffles, hence Kroffle. Now, at Walking on Sunshine, you can eat as many Kroffles as you want for $14.90 per person.
Walking on Sunshine isn’t really a cafe first and foremost. They’re a salon, and they’re obviously doing well on that. Here’s an example of what I always caution businesses. Focus on one and do it really well. While you obviously can make the most of your space and split it between a restaurant and a salon, one way or the other, one of those businesses is going to slide.
But unfortunately, majority of the customers prefer to chat with their amigas and bask in a garden aesthetic cafe that’s going to look pretty on Instagram instead of paying attention to their food. So I’m not going to let this pass; I always write about the truth.
While Kroffles are cheap, and you can obviously make the most out of your money with their Kroffle buffet, it doesn’t mean you should. Such a pity these kroffles are. When they arrived on the table, I was just severely disappointed. I know for sure, Walking on Sunshine just dumped croissants in a waffle maker, drizzled them with chocolate and cheese and corn and whatnots and that’s it. Koreans do it differently, using a croissant dough in a preheated waffle maker.
So the result? I can probably throw this piece of kroffle at a person and he’d get a bump on his forehead. It’s too tough to chew, and tough to slice even with a knife. So 2 was enough for me. I can’t manage another kroffle. I’m disgusted by the taste and how Walking on Sunshine robbed me of the supposed deliciousness and experience of eating Kroffle. This should be outlawed in the restaurant world.
On a sunnier note, the Chestnut Latte was surprisingly nice… though it resembled like anyone’s hot bedtime sweetened milk. So, no, I didn’t really taste the coffee here.
Walking on Sunshine easily jumped on my list of DO NOT EAT HERE restaurants. Though some might argue, their other dishes like Chicken Nangmyeon or pastas might be worth a try. Yawn, boring dishes on the menu. Their Kroffles scarred me for life.
P.S. I’m not the only one who noticed this, but the server will tell you the Kroffle buffet is only until 11:00am, when their menu says it’s until 12:00pm. I feel like the server just doesn’t want me eating all of her Kroffles and they want to take them home at the end of the day.
P.P.S. Sad to say, the middle range restaurants in Singapore are really disappointing me. Only a few of them manage to impress me. At this point, I might go back to my guiding principle: go high or low, and stay away from the middle.