A waffle is a leavened batter or dough cooked between two plates, patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, which has over a dozen regional varieties. I have been hunting lot of places to decide my top 5 places serving Waffles in Mumbai. After a long journey of 3 months I could finally list down outlets serving waffles which have unique characters making them different from others. Here is the list which I think are places one shall not miss while considering places to eat waffles.
1.Loaded Bistro(closed on tuesdays)
A small place dispensing one of the best and mouth watering desserts in town. It’s my favourite place to drop in anytime of the day when it comes to satisfying my sweet tooth. A place which serves waffles which are completely eggless. It has a range starting from the most simplest to the most complex ones with a selection which can take care of all the preferences. The signature dish – waffles stack is something which I love the most, a glimpse of it and you shall fall for it. And to add on this place delivers your preferred selection to your door steps.
Address – Shop 2, Ground Floor, Pankaj CHS Ltd, Plot 21/D, Near Ambedkar Statue, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Khar West, Khar, Mumbai
A place known for its coffee is undoubtedly the most hyped place in the town for product which it delivers. Every outlet is jam pack with all type of clientals and age group which includes family, college going crowd, corporate crowd and couples. It has lived upto it’s expectation by pushing it’s limits and serving some unbelievable and killer waffles. Waffles to try for are Chocolate explosion, kit kat, Rocky Road and Ferrero Rocher. The waffles here are crisp from outside, finished up with heavy dose of topping and finally served along with ice cream and whipped cream which thrills and arouses your taste buds. I somehow feel this heavy dosage of topping is the prime reason for its fame. As this brand has 11 outlets, it has been successful in covering more ground(areas) with lot of loyal customers.
Address – Andheri, Santacruz(west), Bandra, Kurla, Mahim, Dadar(west), Dadar(shivaji park), Peddar road, Vikhroli and Bandra Kurla Complex.
3.Dinshaw’s Xpress Cafe
Another place which is not only famous for food but also for celebrities. Dinshaw’s Xpress Cafe curates a special menu every 3 months for different festivals displaying their skills and innovations. It’s a small cafe which serves a huge variety when it comes to food. Normally when you hear waffles it automatically makes you think that it would be sweet but here’s an twist which this place offers – savoury waffles this is what makes Dinshaw’s different from others and one of the place to try for. Waffles to try for are Oreo Dunks, Death by Chocolate and chicken waffle sandwiches. “A small box full of surprises” is a perfect saying which suits this place
Address – 6, Oshiwara Shop, Windermere Building, Off Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri West
I call this restaurant chain as one of the most successful and with an immense crowd attracting power. It started it’s journey with Vile parle outlet which had a prime location but couldn’t capitalize on it. Soon after a new outlet was opened in Bandra exactly opposite to Globus which tunred the table for it. The outlet with it’s classy ambiance, delectable food and amazing selection of tea emerged out to be one of the best in town. The waffle collection it had was all over the social media which undoubtedly helped this outlet to spread it branches soon after. The selection of waffles are unique, delicious and messy. This messy factor played an key role in attracting a lot of young crowd. Waffles to try for are Apple Pie, kit kat, Nutella and chocolate loaded.
Address – Vile Parle(east), Bandra(west) and Versova.
Though this place is the oldest cafe in the town, it has some really good things to offer when it comes to food and experience. The vibes of this place are very much attractive and will keep you engrossed for long hours. Though this place is known for parathas, shakes, samosa and sulemani chai the waffles are to die for. Thin waffles with perfect crispness, sweetness and toppings. The portion is huge enough for 2 people to hog on. Waffle to try for are chocolate chip and excessive chocolate which has waffles topped with ganache, brownie, chocolate mousse, ice cream and choco chips. If you stay in mumbai and still haven’t visited then your surely are missing something which you don’t want to
Address – Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Mumbai
A small message to all my fellow foodies if you haven’t visited this places then do it without fail and share your experience. And last but not the least share more such places which you think serve one of the best waffles in Mumbai. Untill next time……