Vancouver’s best sweet and savoury waffles

Calling all waffle enthusiasts! Whether you’re a lover of soft and sweet Liege-style waffles or you prefer the classic, light and crispy Brussels-style waffle, Vancouver is home to plenty of sweet spots to satisfy your cravings. With many of these local eateries also serving waffles with unique savoury toppings, waffles are now acceptable for any meal of the day!

Café Medina

1
780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4

A bustling downtown café with a wait at all hours of the day, Medina excels when it comes to soft and sweet Liege-style waffles. The menu offers a vast array of fabulous toppings and sauces such as a tangy and sweet crème de passion or the classic aromatic lavender milk chocolate sauce. Be sure to go with a group of friends so you can sample all of decadent garnishes!

33 Acres Brewing Co

2
15 8th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M8

If you’re a waffles-for-brunch kind of person, you may just make 33 Acres you go-to weekend spot. During the brewery’s Waffle Weekends, their chef experiments with new combinations of seasonal flavours and toppings to entice your taste buds. Past flavours include pumpkin spiced waffles with mascarpone whipped butter, and buttermilk waffles topped with fresh berries and crispy fried bacon. You’ll never get tired of waffles at 33 Acres with their new varieties on offer each weekend!

Bobacabana

3
360-800 Carnarvon St, New Westminster, BC V3M 0G3

A new edition to New Westminister, Bobacabana is quickly building a name for itself with their well thought out waffle flavours. They bring a new dimension to waffles by exploring savoury flavours; the Spicy Cuban, for example, features layers of spicy salami, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and crunchy pickles all piled atop a classic Belgian waffle. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the Bubble Waffle served with a creamy cookies-and-cream dipping sauce!

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar

4
1703 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C9

Serving both Liege- and Brussels-style waffles, Nero Belgian Waffle Bar offers a staggering number of combinations to ensure you get your perfect waffle experience. A sweet classic on Nero’s menu is the Bresilienne, which features a crunchy hazelnut crumble, sweet and sticky caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream! Balance out the sweet with one of their delicious savoury waffles; the Chevre Doux – topped with creamy goat cheese, raspberries, candied walnuts and arugula salad – is a full meal!

Yolk's

5
1298 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1S6

Have you ever wanted to try chicken and waffles? Yolk’s is here to fulfill your Southern dreams. Crispy deep-fried organic chicken sits atop their soft, fluffy Belgian waffles all smothered in hearty chicken gravy and real Canadian Maple syrup on the side. This tower of chicken and waffles is the perfect sweet-and-savoury combo to wake you up in the morning. If you want a more classic waffle experience, order the Belgian waffles with fresh bananas, toasted walnuts, fresh whipped cream and salted caramel.

If you want to mix up your regular study routine, skip the library and hit up a local café or bakery to get through your exam material. These student-friendly spots around Vancouver have strong coffee, free Wi-Fi, ample seating, and plenty of electrical outlets to keep your computer powered up through your cram session. Some are even open around the clock for the occasional nighttime grind.
When the temperature drops, it’s time for hot chocolate. This rich, creamy childhood classic gets a sophisticated twist thanks to the fine chocolatiers and baristas in the Lower Mainland. The tough part is deciding whether you want your hot chocolate with or without whipped cream!
Afternoon tea is the perfect excuse to dress up and enjoy the finer things in life. Pay a visit to these Vancouver teashops and indulge in a cup of tasty loose-leaf tea alongside delectable baked goods, petit fours and savoury finger sandwiches all plated on elegant tiered serving trays. The best part, you don’t even have to share!
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