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Strictly Pancakes

As the name suggests, it is strictly pancakes, the 1st dedicated pancake cafe in Singapore. It is located directly opposite POMO.


As shown in the picture, Strictly Pancakes occupy 2 levels. Customers can choose to sit either at level 1 or level 2 or outside. But if you are sitting outside, you might be missed out by the staff (who are all youngsters). As when we were there, there were a couple sitting outside and they had to come inside to get the menu as no one noticed them.

Weekend Breakfast Menu

We missed the weekend breakfast by 30minutes.

The menu can be found here. Order your pancake, after that remember to choose the butter. 4 choices of butter (salted, unsalted, garlic + herbal or rum + raisin)

Garlic + Herb Butter

Maple Syrup

2 Signature Pancakes $5.50 with Sauteed Mushrooms $2.50

Ordered 2 Signature Pancakes with Sauteed Mushrooms. The total cost for this is$8.00. Wow, not for the taste but for the price. Can’t help but ask does 2 pancake cost so much? It taste like normal pancakes! Even mcdonalds’ pancake is cheaper and gives 3 pancakes. The only difference is that Strictly Pancake’s pancakes are thicker than Mddonald’s. Despite the cost, there was a sliver lining.. the Sauteed Mushrooms. It was delicious, with black pepper seasoned around it.

Potatoes Leeking Cheese $12

Again, I feel that this is certainty not value for money. The difference is that the pancake in this case was ‘stuffed with Potatoes, Cheese and Leek’, as taken from their website. Well, stuff is really the wrong word. It should be pieces of Potatoes, Cheese and Leek are added into the pancakes. Seriously nothing fantastic about the taste and its too costly.

Oh yes, I almost forget to mention the Maple Syrup and Garlic + Herbal Butter are a thumbs up!

It is unlikely that I will be going back again, trying the concept/experience once is enough. It is really too expensive. Totally not value for money. I would rather spend the money elsewhere or go for mcdonalds if I really wants to eat pancakes.

Strictly Pancakes
44A Prinsep Street
Tel: 6333 4202
Opening Hours
Mon–Thu: 11.30am – 11pm
Fri: 11.30am – 1am
Sat: 9am – 1am
Sun: 9am – 11pm

Arteastiq (Mandarin Gallery)

Arteastiq is a tea lounge (tea place) hidden in a furniture shop.

To me, Arteastiq is not a place to come to if you are in a rush. Take things slow and relax when u come here as the orders will take sometime to be served. Also, there is limited seats available, turnover tend to be slow as its an area for tea, so customers tend to sit and chat for long period.  The sofa is comfortable, good for sitting down and chat.

French Rose Tea (hot) $11.00

French Rose Tea


The biscuit was average, nothing special. The French Rose Tea was fragrant. Quite interesting. But after taking several more sips, it tend to be abit blend and boring. Then its time to add a bit of sugar. Not too bad a drink. Quite nice. The price tend to be on the high end, can’t see why this cost $11.00.

Pear Tea (hot) $11.00

Piece of pear in tea

Tea bag and pieces of pea in tea pot

Their Pear Tea is a very interesting drink. It smells like the chinese tea that is served in restaurants. But when you taste it, it taste nothing like that, accompanied by the taste of pear in the tea with a sweet fragrance. The pear taste nothing like pear too. Its soft. It is as though it has been boiled or maybe it was because of the hot tea. Overall, I would say this tea is a unique tea, but price seems to be on the high end again.

Arteastiq Crispy Wraps with Teriyaki Grilled Chicken $5.90

The Arteastiq Crispy Wraps with Teriyaki Grilled Chicken was quite nice. The chicken was soft and the wraps were crispy. I am wondering if the wraps were from NTUC house brand roti prata.

Arteastiq is a nice place to come and relax away from the fast paced life. It is best to reserve if you are coming with a large group of people. And during the after noon, the sunlight shines in through the window as can be seen in some photos taken.

Arteastiq (Mandarin Gallery)
#04-14/15 Mandarin Gallery
Singapore 238897
Tel: 6235 8370