Located on the first floor of FR Tower in Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Butter - The Bakery and Waffle House launched less than a month ago. Its predecessor, the much-loved Yellow Submarine Café had closed down back in 2016.
The interior design of the place is just adorable. Yellow colour being used all over the place with cute little puns and phrases hung everywhere, the whole ambience spreads happiness. The menu includes both sweet and savoury waffles, along with brownies, cookies, desserts in jars, plus hot and cold drinks.
I went there with my friends, and each of us decided to order a different waffle so that we could try the variety. The Smoked Chicken and Beef Bologna waffles were fairly decent except that it lacked the savoury punch I expected. The classic PBJ with a scoop of delectable ice-cream is a great option if you want something classic and straightforward. They were all priced at BDT 299 each.
The Blueberry Cream Cheese waffle was good too, but it would have been better if the cream cheese sauce was heavier and more condensed. It was priced at BDT 349. The Cheesecake Jar was simple but oh-so-satisfying. It was creamy, rich, and yet felt light and airy. The portion was also commendable, priced at BDT 249.
Now, on to the ones I liked the best. The Cuban is an excellent refreshing drink and is priced at BDT 99 or 169, depending on the size. If you are in mood for a heavy meal, do not look further than the Steak and Cheese waffle. The Shredded Beef steak drizzled in melted cheese might gain you some extra calories, but it comes with a side dish of endorphins, ensuring you beam for the rest of the day. This is their most expensive savoury option priced at BDT 399.
Go Bananas! and Lady in Red waffles were a crowd favourite even at The Yellow Submarine, and I could see why. Go Bananas! has vanilla ice-cream, Nutella, home-made chocolate sauce, and bananas sandwiched between two waffles with whipped cream on top. If that doesn't sound luxurious, I don't know what does. Red velvet and cream cheese frosting being my preferred flavour combination for dessert, Lady in Red was the sweet waffle I liked best. Go Bananas! was BDT 319 whereas Lady in Red being the premium dish of the waffle house, was priced at BDT 419.
Last but not the least, my absolute favourite pick from all these waffles has to be the Pesto Tuna. Tuna garnished with homemade mayo and honey mustard sauce, with pesto and chilli sauce sandwiched between lettuce in two paprika waffles is absolute heaven for the spice lovers. This was also priced at BDT 299.
With slight misses and massive successes, I think you all “butter” visit this one soon.
Rafidah Rahman is a teeny-tiny Hulk, she's always angry and she's always hungry. A cynical dreamer and a food enthusiast, she's your everyday entertainment. Correspond with her at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/rafidah.rahman.39