The waffle… a warm, golden pillow of fluffy goodness that, when married with ice cream, becomes a heavenly cloud of dessert delight. Whether you like it plain, smothered in syrup, or loaded with decadent toppings, there’s a place that serves what you’re in to. Here’s where to find the best waffles in South Africa…
1. I Love Waffles – Cape Town
What could be more idyllic than a waffle shop at the seaside? I Love Waffles in Simon’s Town is a cosy café overlooking the bay, with golden waffles, decadent sundaes and yummy milkshakes on offer. If you like the more traditional version of a waffle, this is the place – expect syrup, sprinklings, and smooth soft serve ice cream. By ‘traditional’ we don’t mean boring, of course. Their Rolo waffle is rich chocolate sauce, toffee sauce, and Rolo chocolate bits serves on a home-made Belgian waffle served with either cream, ice cream or both!
Open 10am to 5pm every day. Call 021 786 9361 or visit their Instagram page for more.
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2. Something Good Roadhouse – Port Elizabeth
Get a real dose of nostalgia at the Something Good Roadhouse on Marine Drive in Port Elizabeth. In true roadhouse style, Something Good serves burgers, toasties and other delicious delights, in addition to the classic American waffle. Enjoy unrivaled views of Pollok Beach as you dig into a golden syrup-soaked waffle with swirls of vanilla ice cream, or settle for a double-thick deluxe Rockyroad milkshake. Either way, your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied.
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3. Tashas Wafflehouse – Cape Town
That’s right – a dedicated wafflehouse in the exquisite suburb of Constantia. Serving light and crispy Belgian waffles, this café lets you exercise some creativity in building your own dessert. Choose from either a plain, red velvet or choc chip waffle base, and add gelato (or frozen yoghurt if you prefer). Then, finish off your masterpiece with a hoard of toppings and syrups, including Turkish delight, Oreo, Smarties, baklava, and meringue. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by choice, they also serve a number of ready-made signature waffles, including the red velvet cheesecake with strawberry sorbet.
Open until 9pm every day. Call 021 794 5449 or visit their website here.
4. Von Pickartz Belgian Waffles – Johannesburg
Tucked away in the trendy hub of 1 Fox Street, Von Pickartz is your go-to spot for authentic Liège waffles – rich, brioche-like creations of pure heaven. These traditional waffles are made using a century-old family recipe and are best enjoyed in their simplicity, with just a little Nutella drizzled over. Catch them at the Waterfall Market, every Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
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5. Aroma Gelato and Waffle Lounge – Pretoria
This lovely little eatery in Pretoria offers over 20 flavours of creamy gelato, in addition to glorious, golden waffles. Opt for a scoop or three of caramel peanut gelato on a fluffy waffle, or go all the way and order a chocolate gelato and crumbled cookie waffle sandwich with chocolate sauce… it will be love at first bite!
6. Cacao Chocolate Bar – Durban
The Cacao Chocolate Bar in Umhlanga Ridge is a must. This chocolate-themed café situated in the hub of the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is a welcome oasis after a tiring day of shopping. Aside from seriously naughty desserts of all descriptions, you can choose from a decadent selection of crunchy waffles, served with pure Belgian chocolate, banana or fudge, or have all three with a dollop of ice cream. Never limit yourself.
For more information, call 031 566 6993 or visit their Instagram page.
Compiled by Food And Decor Editor, Claire Badenhorst
As the food and decor editor of Woman&Home, Claire enjoys nothing more than eating great food in beautiful locations. In a perfect world, she would travel for a living and have a Lord of the Rings marathon every weekend.