By Gurleen Boparai
The beloved waffle is a versatile food that is no longer restricted to breakfast. Not only surpassing its griddle counterpart, the pancake, in popularity, restaurants are now offering savoury waffle options. The once-humble maple syrup-topped waffle has evolved into sophisticated savoury meal.
Here are seven places to get savoury waffles in Vancouver.
Only joining the Gastown food scene a mere month ago, Nemesis Coffee is not one to be underestimated. Their savoury waffle creations include the coffee smoked duck with red eye hoisin, which just inches out in popularity against their poached egg with farm meat, finished with country gravy and pickled onions.
Address: 302 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
33 Acres is a beloved craft beer producer in Vancouver, however, to the surprise of many, 33 Acres also offers a delicious mouthwatering brunch at their Mount Pleasant storefront. Their menu is small, but includes their rendition on the classic Eggs Benedict which consists of a fluffy beer waffle topped by a poached egg, creamy smashed avocado, and a buttery hollandaise sauce.
Address: 15 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
With the opening of their second location on Seymour Street, Nero Belgium Waffle Bar has added a whole new selection of savoury waffles. Enjoy one of their fluffy Brussels waffles topped with Havarti cheese, arugula, grape tomatoes, a soft boiled egg and grainy dijon mustard. For something even more savoury, the Liege aux fromages is a grilled four-cheese liege waffle that is garnished with spicy tomato chutney and an arugula salad.
Address: 1002 Seymour Street, Vancouver
From when they first opened their doors back in 2013, Scandilicious Waffles has been satisfying all waffle cravings in Vancouver. Served on a freshly baked Brussels waffle, the West Coast Waffle is a lovely combination of smoked sockeye salmon, two poached eggs, Hollandaise, and thinly sliced red onions, finished with freshly squeezed lemon.
Address: 25 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
At any given point, Patisserie Lebeau’s storefront boasts an exceptional selection of both Liege and Brussels waffles to choose from. Unlike other restaurants which offer a plain Brussels waffle with savoury toppings, Patisserie Lebeau adds ingredients like ham and cheese to the waffle batter. The best part: there is no need for knives and forks as you can enjoy their savoury waffles on the go!
Address: 1728 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Savoury yet sweet, the classic chicken and waffle from Yolk’s sit-down restaurants is arguably one of the best in Vancouver. Expect a towering stack of perfectly seasoned fried chicken, fluffy brussels waffle, rich chicken gravy and Canadian maple syrup all held together by one long wooden skewer.
Nestled on the corner of Main and King Edward Street is the highly praised vegetarian restaurant The Acorn. During their weekend brunch, you will find a delectable waffle loved by vegetarians and carnivores alike. The “Artichoke” is the Acorn’s version of the classic Chicken & Waffles. Served on the house waffle is southern fried artichokes, pickled shallots, Bourbon maple syrup and a hearty mushroom red-eye gravy.
Address: 3995 Main Street, Vancouver
Gurleen is creator and content creator for the Vancouver-based lifestyle blog, Pink Tea Latte. As a pastry obsessed recent graduate from UBC, Gurleen is determined to try every bakery within a 50 kilometre radius of Vancouver. You can always count on Gurleen to have a smile on her face and matcha latte in hand. You can follow along with all of her adventures over on Pink Tea Latte. Twitter // Instagram