What is it?
Bubble waffles are an extremely popular street-snack that originated in Hong Kong and Macau back in the 1950’s. These spherical egg-based waffles can be made in a variety of flavours and served in many different ways.
They can be eaten plain and hot off the grill, or be topped with fruit and sauces like chocolate, coconut, and strawberry. These days, you can often find them curled up as bubble waffle ice cream cones, laid flat with ice cream and whipped cream on top, or in a cup as a bubble waffle sundae.
You can virtually make any kind of bubble waffle; some examples of innovative and modern takes on this eastern delicacy include green tea, cheese, purple sweet potato, or even pork floss flavoured bubble waffles.
Where to get it
With bubble tea and waffles, this cafe has all the bubbles you could ever need. Bubble Queen has a variety of flavours including green tea taro mochi, sesame, and mathca red bean waffles.
TMix bubble waffles are made with local love because they’re always made with BC eggs and milk. Try one of their signature bubble waffles or feel free to customize your waffle and choose all your own toppings. Some varieties they offer are: strawberry cream, frozen creme brûlée banana, and s’mores bubble waffles. You can also get a bubble waffle cone with some house made ice cream, which we’d highly recommend doing.
Address: 3432 Cambie Street, Vancouver
At Bubble Waffle Kerrisdale you can get bubble waffles and delicious noodle bowls, so it’s a one-stop shop for all things comfort food. Choose from waffles flavours like cheesecake, sesame, and chocolate.
Address: 2279 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Wowderffle’s waffles are just as fun as the name itself. With innovative flavours like raisin, cranberry, and tuna, this is definitely a must-hit if you’re in the neighbourhood.
Address: 213-1610 Robson Street, Vancouver
This spot is a staple for UBC students and those living in the area. Even though the Bubble Waffle Cafe often has a lineup, we assure you that it’s definitely worth the wait.
Address: University Village – 102-5728 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Even though The BBT Shop is in Richmond, we think it’s worth a drive for Vancouverites to get their hands on delicious bubble waffles that are always piled high with ice cream, whipped cream, and fruit. The presentation is on point, and so are the waffles.
Address: 4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond