7 of the best waffles spots in town...


010 007 4646

Blink and you’ll miss it as you wander past the queue at The Venue in Melrose Arch, towards Jamie’s Italian. Actually, just look out for the hoard of eager beavers waiting to get their bubble waffles and you’ll know you’ve arrived. Ciao’s reputation proceeds it; the waffles are glorious, bubbles of delightful fluff served in a cone with your choice of ice cream, sweeties and other delights. Best to arrive hungry. Otherwise you’ll need to share this slice of decadent delight.



You won’t regret the schlep to Pineslopes Boulevard in Fourways to visit this stunning new restaurant. The food is delicious and the waffles are already legendary. We love the Black Waffle – an indulgent dark chocolate mixture cooked to perfection topped with black cream (that’s ice cream and cream mixed with activated charcoal). Bring a partner who doesn’t mind when your teeth change colour!

Waffles, Friends, and Work…the important things in life.

Leslie Knope



This artisanal bakery and café in Parkhurst changed its menu last year, so the food is even better than ever. It offers two scrumptious waffle iterations – Very Berry, with a warm berry coulis and honey mascarpone cream topped with vanilla ice cream, and the Banoffee Waffle, which comes with caramelised banana, pecan nuts, the obligatory cream and ice cream, all drizzled with salted caramel sauce. Yum.



Head for Cresta for a taste of yesterday with Milky Lane’s wonderful waffles – they have certainly stood the test of time, and are as delicious and fluffy as ever. Topped with Milky Lane soft serve and cream, they will take you back to those halcyon days when your biggest worry wasn’t the size of your waistline. And did we mention they’re absolutely huge? Don’t share. Don’t care…

Café Bruegel

011 454 5325

If you don’t live on the east side of town, you’ll have to make the trip to Edenvale to savour some of the best waffles in the city. Café Bruegel’s recipe is Belgian… the waffles are huge, crisp and fluffy, and you can choose between sweet or savoury. We love the fresh strawberry waffles served with Italian gelato, but there’s also a delicious Dutch apple cinnamon waffle. For a completely different taste sensation, sample the Cajun Chicken waffle.



Northcliff’s best-kept secret is a Belgian waffle house full of surprises. The waffles are huge – 20cm by 3cm thick, and come with a choice of toppings, from plain with just cinnamon (or add banana), to everybody’s favourite with ice cream and syrup. Unusual additions include banana split, fruit salad with granola and honey, banana or Peppermint Aero with Bar One sauce, chocolate mousse with ice cream or cream and Flake sprinkles, chai latte spice with white chocolate… or make up your own concoction. This is a waffle lover’s dream come true.



Located in The Sheds at 1 Fox, this little gem offers traditional liege waffles at their best (the waffles are made from an almost two-century old recipe, using a special brioche dough). The original Belgian delight comes dusted with caramelised icing sugar, or you can add a little or lots of sweetness with fresh strawberries and cream, Nutella, seasonal fruit or butter and fresh cream.


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