You may be surprised to find out that a restaurant offering burgers, ribs and craft beers in a style reminiscent of RocoMamas would offer waffles. Simple they are not. The savoury style is a meal on its own. Chicken curry; bacon, cheese and mushroom; chourizo, guacamole and cheese are their unusual but damn delicious combos. Crispy dough accompanied by bold and rich flavours classes those waffles right up. Of course, they also offer waffles Belgian style, but you might go a little more sparingly on the toppings as you have to pay for them individually.
Aarya, at Montecasino’s Sun Square Hotel, serves thick and crispy waffles during the week for breakfast, and all day over weekends, which suits us perfectly! Our favourite toppings include syrups, strawberries, seasonal fresh and dried fruit, and any quirky topping you might like to suggest. The waffles are cooked right there in the open kitchen.
Von Pickartz Belgian Waffles
From 27 Boxes to 1 Fox, Von Pickartz is the place to get your syrup traps on (that’s what waffles are). The waffles are very affordable and made with real brioche dough. Brioche is rich and buttery but not too sweet, so that it can be used for both sweet and savoury dishes. Their menu offers Liege waffles with caramelised sugar that slides beautifully across those crispy golden waffle squares. The russet-hued delights come in the Goldilocks sizes: petite, original to extra large, including a stuffed dough option. Unique toppings include Turkish delight, macadamia nougat and honeycomb, to name but a few. Served in a little box, you can choose to sit outside and watch the world go by as your worries slowly dissipate under a veil of heavenly crispness.
The beyond beautiful and tasty bubble waffles come in nine different flavours, with options like the Bees Knees with vanilla ice cream, chocolate honeycomb and caramel sauce; the Toffee Apple with double caramel ice cream, green apple chunks and candied nuts; and the Wimbledon with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, crushed meringue, cream, chocolate sauce, and a super special Oreo and ice cream. Another local quirk at Plan B Dessertery is the bottled water. Covered in unique illustrations from Durban designers, the bottles have become collector’s items and people pay a visit to Plan B specifically for their artwork.
We had the pleasure of visiting this cosy waffle house in Edenvale not so long ago, and we must say, we never knew waffles could be served with such a vast selection of toppings! From unique and different savoury toppings (Cajun Chicken Waffle, yum!), to the sweet and decadent, there is a waffle for everyone and every taste at Wakey Wakey! We thoroughly enjoyed the Caramel and Banana Waffle, topped with two generous dollops of ice cream. Definitely worth the visit.
Kota Joe Roadhouse
We were drooling reading their menu. If you are looking for a delicious waffle, this is just the place for you. Kota Joe offers waffles on a stick. These golden morsels are available in various flavours, such as Smores and Biscuits, White Chocolate and Oreo and Cinnamon Sugar and Syrup. But our favourite is the Nutella Bar One and Banana waffle. Served with a scoop of ice cream, this stick makes for a delicious treat. If you haven’t tried it out yet, we highly recommend you give them a shot.
Have you been to any of these awesome waffle joints? Let us know in the comments section below.