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Tan Coffee – Your Savoury Waffle Shop

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pok้mon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published August 2nd 2017
Nestled in Grenfell Street, Tan Coffee is a little known place where you can enjoy a wide variety of both savoury and sweet waffles. Aside from their waffles, they also offer a few dishes that are based on Asian street foods.

Their Banana Blended Waffles are notable for including mashed banana in the waffle batter, which gives it a flavour similar to Pisang Goreng, a Malaysian snack food of deep-fried battered bananas. The bananas also give the waffles a slightly softer texture compared to the waffles we are used to.

Tan Coffee, Banana Blended Waffles, Adelaide
Banana Blended Waffles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Something more along the line of waffles that most Australians are used to, the Raisin and Cinnamon Waffles were cooked just right. However we thought it could have used a bit more cinnamon to make them more delectable. Both of the waffles we ordered came with some maple syrup that can be drizzled over the waffles to add more sweetness to them.

Tan Coffee, Raisin and Cinnamon Waffles, Adelaide
Raisin and Cinnamon Waffles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


While there are only a few seats available, the restaurant still had a comfortable casual ambience that you would expect from a small caf้. Off-street parking is available in the U-Parks within walking distance from the restaurant. Tan Coffee is within walking distance of Rundle Mall and easily accessible by public transport.

Tan Coffee, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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Why? To enjoy delicious waffles.
When: Mon-Thurs, Sat: 7am – 9pm, Fri: 7am – 8pm, Sun: 7am – 7pm
Phone: 08 8221 5434
Where: Shop 1, 50 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
Cost: About $8 per standard waffle
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