The Paya Lebar area is bustling with many office buildings popping up in recent years. More developments will surely come along, bringing in more office workers and residents, with the relocation of Paya Lebar Airbase in 2030.
Along with a growing working population comes the growing number of food and beverage establishments. After all, Singaporeans are passionate about food.
One of these is Knots Living and Cafe at #01-07, 160 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409022. From the outside, it’s not obvious that this is an eatery. It looks more like a furniture shop, which it is but the unit also hosts a cafe and a florist.
My family checked this place out when I was away for a trip and insisted that I must try the food — “the waffle with sausage is really good,” they said.
I wasn’t quite sure about the combination of waffle and sausage for a main meal but check out we did.
The ambience is interesting with high ceiling, a variety of tables and chairs and even shelves and cupboards, all with price tags, just in case diners want to buy them.
The “to-die-for” item is the Knots Waffles Brekkie, which comes with buttermilk waffle, smoked beef sausage, baked tomato, streaky bacon, sauteed mushrooms, scrambled eggs, and mesclun salad.
Priced at S$18.90, it comes with one caveat. Be prepared for a 15-minute wait.
Since we had time on our side, we waited. About a quarter of an hour later, the platters arrived — we ordered three for the four of us.
I’m more accustomed to waffle and ice cream and more in tune to a sweet taste for the combination. However, the Knots Waffles Brekkie is, like my family said, really good.
The buttermilk waffle is rich and goes perfectly with the savoury sausage and bacon. I was told the salad was good too — fresh and crunchy.
My verdict? This place is worth a visit and the Knots Waffles Brekkie is worth the wait.