GDMC x Seal Cafe: One-of-a-kind crunchy Roffles burger made with rosti waffles

By Evan Mua December 29, 2023
GDMC x Seal Cafe: One-of-a-kind crunchy Roffles burger made with rosti waffles
Rosti lovers should visit Singapore’s first-ever Roffles cafe. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Ahh, rostis — the universally beloved potato pancakes, crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

It’s not hard to find a good rosti in Singapore, but have you heard of Roffles? 

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It’s located in a pottery studio in Ubi. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Similar to how croissants are made into croffles, these are unique waffles made by pressing shredded potato — rosti — into a waffle machine. And you can now find them at GDMC x Seal Cafe, which calls itself the first-ever Roffles cafe in Singapore.

You might have seen GDMC x Seal Cafe or its rosti, going viral on social media, after its launch in November.

Interestingly, the cafe is found in Ubi and snuggled inside GDMC, a quaint little premium pottery studio. 

It takes up a cosy little corner spot with sprawling windows, which allows plenty of daylight to trickle in.

Crunchy rosti waffles

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Have you seen rosti made in waffle-makers? Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

While rosti is more often cooked on a griddle or frying pan, GDMC x Seal Cafe does everything with a waffle maker  — first shredding the potato fresh, then heaping everything into the machine.

The crunchy Seal rosti waffles are featured throughout the menu, which is separated into a Roffle and rosti section. Each section gives you a choice between four different proteins: Chicken, fish, lamb, and beef.

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It’s like the Double Down burger, but less jelak. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

The rosti section features a hearty ensemble of rosti dinner platters, featuring your chosen protein, scrambled eggs, brown sauce, sour cream, coleslaw and, of course, a Roffle. 

Meanwhile, the Roffle section features GDMC x Seal Cafe’s signature sandwiches, with two rosti waffles bookending the protein — somewhat reminiscent of the iconic Double Down burger from KFC. 

It took us a little over ten minutes to get our order on a weekday afternoon, though others have experienced long waiting times during peak timings.

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The rosti waffles “buns” give it a comforting breakfast-y vibe. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

As weird as it sounds, the Roffle “buns” in the chicken Roffle (S$10.80) were crunchy with fluffy, slightly starchy innards and contrasted well against the juicy chicken patty and scrambled eggs.

It’s a wholesome combo that gives a breakfast-y vibe, though it could be a bit messy to eat, since it’s not the easiest to get a full bite of the Roffles and the patty.

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What if you added rosti to nostalgic Western food? Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

On the other hand, GDMC x Seal Cafe’s steak dinner (S$13.80) gives the feeling of a nostalgic and comforting local-style Western food dinner, especially when drenched in brown sauce.

As far as textures go, the scrambled egg was nice and soft and the medium-rare steak decently tender. More importantly, you get sour cream to go with the Roffles, as you would with a classic rosti.

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GDMC x Seal Cafe serves all its beverages… Sealed. Photo: Evan Mua/HungryGoWhere

Of course, a cafe needs to have drinks and the beverage menu at GDMC x Seal Cafe is quite comprehensive, featuring a plethora of teas ranging from black tea (S$6) to pu erh (S$6), along with coffees (from S$5), matcha latte (S$7.50) and ice-cream shakes (S$8)

As befitting its name, Seal’s beverages are served all sealed up, courtesy of a capping machine that adds tab lids over the vessels’ mouths.

Besides beverages, there are also desserts including ice cream (S$6.50), yogurt (S$7.50) and Belgian waffles (S$6.50).

For more ideas on what to eat, read our stories on viral Mexican restaurant Huevos and the best affordable eats you can find at Far East Plaza.

Do explore the new GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals.

You can also book a ride to GDMC x Seal Cafe to try the viral Seal rosti in Ubi. 

GDMC x Seal Cafe

Excalibur Centre, 01-01, 71 Ubi Crescent
Nearest MRT station: Ubi
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 10pm)

Excalibur Centre, 01-01, 71 Ubi Crescent
Nearest MRT station: Ubi
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 10pm)

Evan Mua


Evan started off writing about food on Instagram, before joining outlets such as Buro and Confirm Good to pursue his passion. His best work usually comes after his first whisky shot in the morning.

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