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 best, and quirkiest 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 droolworthy 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 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