International Waffle Day on March 25 is definitely the kind of foodie day we can get behind. Most prominently celebrated in Sweden this date used to be all about the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, but today it’s mostly about waffles.
Swedish waffles are flatter than the more well-known Belgian waffle and are normally made in a special waffle maker which makes the waffles heart-shaped. In South Africa Belgian waffles are definitely the go-to. Here are 10 great halaal spots to enjoy your fix this International Waffle Day.
1. Dip ‘n Dip, V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk
A decadent dessert shop at the V&A where Myatt used to be. Using only the finest Belgian chocolate, they offer an array of dessert items and beverages – from crepes, to waffles, to traditional hot chocolate.
Specialising in Syrian cuisine but have become known for some of the best waffles in town. A must try is their decadent Chocolate Brownie Waffle.
3. Ooh Fudge Dessert Bar, Makers Landing, V&A Waterfront
Ever had your waffle on a stick? Ooh Fudge is best known for the creamy dreamy fudge. They also serve delicious waffles with exciting toppings at their Makers Landing Dessert Bar. And you can also get them gluten-free!
4. Le Kreamery, Benoni & Pretoria
Known for decadent desserts and milkshakes their waffles too are a work of art.
5. Sticky Waffle, Sandton
Ever heard of a Waffle Burger…? Now you have! A slightly hidden spot in Sandton City doing Waffles, Coffees and Shakes. Sweet or savoury.
6. The Empire Steak, Florida Road Durban
End off a great steak meal with the fluffiest waffles in town.
7. Colaba Handcrafted Ice Cream, Morningside
Indulge in Super Premium Handcrafted Ice Cream made from all-natural ingredients free from artificial flavors and colorants on Belgian waffles.
8. Spur Steak Ranches, National
The nation’s favourite steakhouse is also famous for their range waffles in all flavours. The Monday waffle special is timeless and still going strong at just on R20!
9. Milky Lane, National
The OG of waffle shops in South Africa. Who can’t remember growing up with a Milky Lane treat every so often.
10. Rocomamas, National
For a brand built on Smashburgers and Freakshakes, their waffles are pretty darn amazing too. Each one a work of art. Don’t try and have it at the end of a meal, it’s too ambitious. Just go for the waffle. It’s worth it. So’s the burgers. Make it two trips.