Varsovians are no stranger to the waffle. So it’s no surprise a café has popped up on the scene and dedicated its whole menu to the pancake that looks like it’s been walloped by a tennis racket! Whilst strolling through Old Town and soaking up the only light available during this month, the lingering Christmas illuminations, we stumbled across Waff-Love. Upon entering the petit premises the homey waft of sweet crispy batter hit our senses, prompting us to peel off the winter layers and surrender to the temptations. A glutinous, finger licking, mouth dribbling feast followed.
The owners of Waff-Love visited Belgium and spent time perfecting their recipe. They are less sweet than the traditional Belgian waffle, but after mountains of toppings are added you’d be hard pushed to notice. My daughter and I plunged for the banana ice-cream with a generous helping of whipped cream drizzled with caramel and white chocolate sauce. With a hot chocolate with a whipped cream and warm cherry coulis topping, I frankly kissed all my New Year’s dietary resolutions goodbye…
Well and truly stuffed we reluctantly clad ourselves in all the essential and obligatory winter woolies and waddled out into the early evening gloom. January temperatures can be harsh but with an extra layer of warm waffles in the tum we were toasty all the way home.
This place is ‘petit’ so seating is limited. That said its coziness lends itself to the whole experience, so on a chilly day a little bit of shoulder rubbing with a fellow waffle lover is not, in my book, a punishment. On the contrary, you can enjoy eyeing up your neighbors choice of toppings if different to your own. The staff go as quick as the machinery (jolly/good service), they have an up-to-date FB page full of delicious experimentations, prices are reasonable and the door is open from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. So if you’re looking for a heartwarming nibble before or after the opera, visiting the illuminations or just in need of some feel good food then this is as good a place as any to be. (GBB)