Get Your Waffle Fix
at These Restaurants
in the Metro!
By Kyzia Maramara
You probably keep a pancake mix in your pantry for any accidental waffle craving. We can’t blame you, after all, the fluffy goodness of a waffle drizzled with maple syrup is a comfort food worthy to be craved every day! But the creation of your own hands is different from a gourmet experience. Our city has so much to offer and for this particular one, we’ll focus on how blessed we are as a nation because a lot of restaurants offer delicious, mouthwatering waffles for breakfast and brunch.
This list is in no particular order. Sit back, munch on a waffle, and read on!
1. The Bowery
The Bowery is known as a place where you can have a good time in the company of friends and great drinks. Its unassuming façade doesn’t give away the fact that the food they serve is one of the best in the city.
It’s also known for serving New York comfort food with flair and what better comfort food than waffles! A part of their brunch specials, this huge Buttermilk waffle with a side of fresh fruits and pure maple syrup will kickstart your day. If you’re the type to eat waffles for lunch, go for their Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles, a critic’s choice on the menu.
What to get: Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles (Php 610)
2. Olivia & Co.
First introduced in Singapore, this restaurant builds on telling the tales of different countries by taste and putting them on a plate. From the flavors of the Mediterranean, to the spices of India, Olivia & Co’s original creations will make a mark on you. Their waffles, just one part of their delicious menu, have flavors from plain, to milo, to the ambitiously wonderful Snorlax Waffle a la mode. It will be your best bet!
What to get: Snorlax Waffle or Krispy Lux Waffle (Php 185)
3. Sunrise Buckets
Like its sunshine-y name, Sunrise Buckets’ breakfast menu will feel almost as if you’re scooping the joy from the rising sun. Bask in their hearty waffle menu, available for adults and kids. Feast your eyes and your stomach as you plan on your head when your next visit to this store would be! Their menu also includes chicken wings, crispy fries, and an array of liquor.
What to get: Bacon, Eggs, and Waffle (Php 315) or their Hot N’ Sticky Maple Chix N’ Waffle (Php 325)
4. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Rustic Mornings by Isabelo promises full mornings with is attractive menu that could brighten anyone’s day. Surely even the grouchiest of the grouch would perk up at the mention that Rustic Mornings provide Filipino Favorites, Omelettes, and Pancakes, Waffles, and French toast? Their extensive menu covers breakfast, lunch, dinner and other refreshments too.
Although admittedly a bit on the pricey side, we wouldn’t mind doling out cash for waffles as exceptional as these! Their plate-sized waffles could be served sweet a la mode, or savory with strips of bacon, pieces of chicken, and sandwiches included.
What to get: Get their Waffle Churros (Php 230) and we guarantee you’ll be coming back for more even if you live far away.
5. Yo! Panda
Yo! Panda’s menu includes pasta, tea, bowls, and baos but the star of the menu would have to be their bubble waffle. For the more traditional of us, bubble waffles might not be easily accepted as there might be issues that it’s not real waffle but let’s be real – they’re both made of batter shaped differently. Bubble waffle or egg waffle first became famous in Hong Kong and since then we’ve caught on.
Yo! Panda’s bubble waffle is inserted into a cup and stuffed with a gelato flavor of your choice. Waffle and gelato? Take our money!
What to try: Their specials for sure are worth a try. Banana Split (Php 250) might entail the help of a friend. There’s also the classic Cookies and Cream (Php 180 – Php 210).
6. Gelare Philippines
A flagship store of the famous Australian dessert parlor, Gelare, is now in the country. They serve 24 flavors of melt-in-your-mouth ice cream goodness and of course, waffles made however you please – sweet or savory. Ice cream is good enough on its own (especially Gelare’s) but combined with waffles they’re infinite times better.
Gelare makes their waffles fresh when you order one and then tops it with whipped cream and a conical scoop of ice cream (optional). If you’re looking for a light breakfast, their Buttermilk Fried Chicken might do the trick.
What to try: Go for Gelare’s Big Brekkie (Php 399) anytime of the day!
7. Batter or Dough
This highly Instagrammable piece of art that is a waffle from Batte or Dough will inspire you to go about your day. If you want yours as take home, their rectangular waffles are placed on small boxes where you can draw the waffles out like a matchbox! How cute is that?
Batter or Dough currently has 10 variations which include Batter or Dough Original, Nutella, Fluffernutter, Cookie Butter, and Cinnamon Sugar. Can’t decide which one to try? Try their Wampler, a combination of 4 waffle variations!
What to get: The Wampler (Php 150) or the crowd favorite Nutella (Php 150). Frankly, anything you’ll get would still taste awesome!
8. Pi Breakfast and Pies
Heavy breakfast eater? Try Pi Breakfast and Pies’ Big Breakfast Platter, a huge meal composed of sausages, eggs, potato fries, bacon strips, and so much more. We’re a fan! But we’re an even bigger fan of their Gourmet Waffles menu which include Banana Nutella Cream Cheese, Chicken & Waffles, and a strange sounding Salmon Gravlax Waffles. You’ll never know the taste if you never try!
What to get: Their Salmon Gravlax Waffles (Php 245) can spark your adventurous palate!
Have you been to any of these restaurants? Share your experience with us below!