Waffles are scooped batter thrown into the waffle iron and cooked till the waffles are a little deep golden and crisp. Waffles, along with pancakes and crepes are not a staple diet for Indians, but they have increasingly become a rage. As an option for desserts and/or brunch, they have found acceptance in our palates.
Here’s listing the quirkiest and best of waffles to be found in Delhi:
It is the mecca of waffles. The crispy perfection and the aromatic ambience make it a cutesy little waffle nook on regular days and a public favourite whenever they put up a stall at one of the food festivals.
The Nutella waffles and the banana toffee waffles, with the generous scoop of ice cream, is to die for.
Where: M-69, Ground Floor, M Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 1
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Netaji Subhash Place harbours some of the most underrated gems. This unassuming stop is the best place for a filling meal and ending it with ice-cream topped waffles that have a wafting aroma of red velvet.
Where: G-7, Pearls Best Heights-2, Lala Jagat Narayan Marg, Netaji Subash Place, Pitampura
This is a salve in the bustling my square food court, Select Citywalk Mall. Everyone vouches for their dessert toppings. They know what they are dealing with: the hunger for savoury.
Where: 2nd Floor, My Square Food Court, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi
This quaint café is so beautiful it hurts. Anyone who visits this café becomes a fan of their waffles. The pastels of the walls and the pastels of the ice-cream dollop on your waffle look great together.
Where: 2, Westend Marg, Saiyad Ul Ajaib Extension, Behind Saket Metro Station,
This café is ideal for quick bites and light meetings. The waffles here are made-to-order. You can enjoy the crunchiness in double-decker flavour of chocolate, cinnamon, coconut topped with vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream.
Where: C-21, First Floor, Safdarjung Development Area Market opposite Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Located in the rather posh area of Civil Lines, this is a favourite among the students of the colleges around. Every meal here ends with a punch of honey or maple or chocolate syrup on
the square-shaped trenches of the waffles interspersed with little bites of fresh fruits.
Where: 13, The Exchange Store Building, Alipore Road, Civil Lines
It is a sin to not finish your meal with waffles when you are at Ricos. The most drool-worthy of the lot, they are the food porn that Instagram feeds are inundated with.
Where: Delhi University-GTB Nagar
While they have the regular dessert variety on the menu as well, what you should visit them for are the pizza waffles. You heard it right: they have varieties like farmhouse waffles that can easily replace your main meal. It is tricky to eat without soiling your fingers, but it is finger-licking good, so you wouldn’t mind.
Where: 386/C8, Opposite Metro Pillar 377, Sector 8, Rohini
No other café creates waffles as intricately delicious as Wenger’s in Connaught Place. No exaggeration intended: it is a soothing balm for all your worries. Apart from a dollop of ice-cream, a thick chocolate layer adorns the waffles, making them both photogenic and lip-smacking. The Nutella and the toffee varieties are a rage.
Where: A 18, Radial Road, CP
They bake waffles fresh in front of you. With a menu that enlists Mellow Marshmallow, Banoffee Blast, among other flavours, it is indeed hard to resist.
Where: K-1, Lower Ground Floor, Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place