Waffle Factory @ sPICE Canopy, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Potentially becoming Bayan Baru area's new place to be, sPICE Canopy is a row of just-built shop houses right next to the Aquatic Centre of the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (sPICE/ formerly known as PISA). Waffle Factory is one of the first tenants that quietly moved in; aptly named, the place offers a menu entirely dedicated to Belgium Waffles; no savory Waffles unfortunately, only sweet ones. They rave about their in-house-made Waffles and Gelati but we thought they have yet to perfect the recipe. The interior decor is familiar, chic but cozy; the dining hall is spacious and not cramped. With the complimentary sheltered Car Park at the basement, this place can be a cool hangout spot to chill with friends.
Tiramisu Gelato with Coffee Waffle (Rm 15.90)
Salted Caramel Gelato with Original Waffle (Rm 15.90)
Chocolate Banana with Original Waffle (Rm 15.90)
Matcha Gelato with Matcha Waffle (Rm 15.90)
Waffle Factory has quite a few options to offer when it comes to their Belgian Waffles. Diners can opt for Original, Chocolate or Matcha Waffles. Purists should stick to the original rendition but the adventurous may add a playful twist to your order.... though their flavors can be a little weak to discerned. Some did come in crisp-skin (some did not unfortunately) but we did not quite agree to the inner part... a dry-bread-like texture in lieu of airy, fluffy-soft. The server explained that Yeast was added but we thought that was something unusual... not the texture that we were seeking for.
All Gelati however, were made in-house and they were surprisingly delectable. We especially enamored the Matcha and Salted Caramel flavors; the former one possessed a strong but comfortable distinctive vegetal flavor with an agreeable sweetness while the latter one possessed a sweet, smoky Caramel flavor with salty finish; everything was meticulously measured. The remaining flavors were alright, though not particularly outstanding.
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *7.5/10 for the Gelato*
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: 01-25, sPICE Canopy, 108, Jalan Tun Dr. Awang, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6016- 440 8535