From charcoal to red velvet, Belgian Waffle Co has it all to make a waffle lover happy
If you want to spend an evening digging into a range of decadent waffles in a cosy outlet, head to Mumbai-based Belgian Waffle Co (BWC), located in Begumpet. With more than 15 flavours and elaborate customisation options, the dessert chain caters to the likes of those with a sweet tooth. Unlike other outlets, BWC calls their waffles ‘waff-wich’ (derived from the words – waffle and sandwich). As the name suggests, Ganga Viraj, one of the three owners of the franchise, explains, that two-quarters of a waffle are put together like a sandwich and a choice of flavour is filled.
As we enter the store on a weekday evening, the smell of freshly baked cookies and caramel welcome us, getting us ready for what’s coming. The outlet has a minimalist décor with a dozen counter stools on one end and a few bistro chairs on the other. The door directly leads you to the counter, leaving enough space for customers to line-up and place their orders. Viraj says, “All our products are made in-house. In fact, the whole team in Hyderabad was in Mumbai for a four-week-long training.” The two-week-old outlet offers four kinds of waffle flavours – dark chocolate, milk chocolate, red velvet and charcoal. At BWC, waffles are served in flower cones. “No forks, no knives, no rules. Hail messy eaters!” he exclaims. Meanwhile, my first waffle, Belgian Chocolate with a selection of milk waffle, arrives – served hot and fresh. Try them with a topping of nuts, and you’re sure to love this one.
Next up is the Vanilla Ice Cream Waff-wich (dark chocolate waffle). This one comes with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce as the stuffing – a delight for any ice cream lover. While biting into some classic waffles like Nutella and Honey, you can also choose a drink from their beverages menu that has shakes, cold coffees and iced teas. Among the other waffles, their Red Velvet with white chocolate and cream cheese is strictly for those who enjoy desserts with a high sugar quotient.
Those who do not, can opt for Samurai Salted Caramel ( a charcoal waffle). The hint of charcoal powder in the batter adds to the crispiness. Luckily though, it doesn’t affect the flavour of salted caramel. With more than 10 toppings and 100 per cent vegetarian waffles, this place surely doesn’t disappoint.
Price for two: Rs.300.
Pics: Sathya Keerthi