Where To Get The Most Ah-Mazing Waffles In Pune

Divya posted on 19 September

Ten-Second Takeaway

What’s not to love about waffles? They can brighten up a bad day, and make a good one seem even shinier than before. From classic to the unusual, here are 6 of the city’s best places to get your waffle fix at.

Street Meat

Sounds unlikely, but Street Meat’s waffles are the real deal. Following an authentic Belgian waffle recipe, Chef Nikhil’s waffles always turn out golden and delicious. Starting at INR 180 for a basic maple-butter topping, you can build your own waffle with toppings {at extra charge} that include dark chocolate ganache {Van Houten 50% dark}, salted caramel, cream cheese icing, PB&J, Nutella, vanilla ice cream, burnt marshmallows, caramelized bananas, seasonal fruits, maple-glazed bacon, and blueberry compote.

Other than the Nutella, marshmallows, peanut butter and blueberry compote – everything is made in-house. If you’re a chocoholic, you can also ask for chocolate chips to be added to your waffle itself! One waffle is large enough to share and takes around 10-15 minutes to prepare because they’re made fresh-to-order. Chef Nikhil also has a special honey-truffle butter and maple-glazed bacon combination waffle for those with a flair for the unusual. We can’t wait to try it out.

Cafes

Shop 5, Lane 6, Ashok Chakra Society, Koregaon Park, Pune

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Bubble Bee

Bubble Bee brought the Hong Kong trend of ‘bubble waffles’ to Pune in December 2016, and it’s picked up like crazy. They encourage you to DIY your own toppings, which they then serve to you with the pillowy bubble-waffle in a take-away cup. We hear their Chunky Monkey, Rocky Road, Tiramisu and the unusual sounding, Calcutta Meetha, are combinations worth trying.

Dessert Parlours

Yash Towers, Shop 3, Ground Floor, Opp. D.A.V. Public School, Aundh, Pune

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Henny's Gourmet

You simply can’t discuss waffles in Pune without talking about Henny’s. Started out as a nightly food truck on Salunkhe Vihar Road in July 2015, their popularity sky-rocketed in no time – with waiting times of upto 3hrs on some days. Now, they’ve opened their own store {yay!} in Wanowrie, where you can enjoy your favourite waffles in a more relaxed atmosphere. We like their premium dark Belgian chocolate mousse, Oreo cream with Oreo cookie butter, and coffee cream with mascarpone cheese; and the classic favourites like banana+Nutella and caramel with cream. They open shop at 8:30, but it’s usually packed with customers so try and get there early on.

Food Trucks

G-1102, Salunke Vihar Road, Oxford Village, Kedari Nagar, Wanowrie, Pune

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Wafflin' Around

Wafflin’ Around is one of the only places we’ve found, that does savoury waffles in Pune. Starting at INR 140 for a cheesey loaded savoury waffle with roasted bell peppers, they also have a cottage cheese makhani waffle with Cajun spices, and a ‘New Mexico’ double savoury waffle with Mexican baked beans, fresh tomato salsa, jalapeño cream cheese sauce, cheddar melt, nachos, topped with a dollop of sour cream.

It sounds crazy, but we were intrigued enough to give it a shot. If you’d rather play it safe, go for their range of sweet waffles. We got a classic Belgian waffle with honey, butter, and maple syrup and loved it. Their Wafflin’ Around Freakshake – made with black coffee from Ghana, almond praline, chocolate chips blended with coffee ice cream, topped with roasted almonds, a chocolate brownie, a waffle, and house-made dark chocolate sauce – is sure enough to satiate any sweet cravings you have for the next entire week!

Dessert Parlours

Shop 4, D Chaitraban Society, Opp. Croma, ITI road, Aundh, Pune

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Tea Villa Cafe

A Viman Nagar favourite, Tea Villa Cafe’s waffles are no-fuss, no-muss delicious. Their Belgian Waffles start at INR 175, and feature toppings like crunchy peanut butter, Belgian chocolate, oreo, kitkat, fresh fruit & cream, banana-caramel, nutella, etc. and even an apple pie waffle – layered with caramelised apple, dark chocolate and whipped cream – that sounds seriously tempting. You can also DIY it and make your own combination of any four toppings.

Cafes

Gigaspace, 2, Opp. Phoenix East Court, Viman Nagar, Pune

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The Belgian Waffle Co.

Mumbai’s popular waffle chain – The Belgian Waffle Co. – finally entered the Pune market last year, with two outlets in the city. Famous for their {sweet} waffle sandwiches, which make for quite the treat! Try their butterscotch crunch, the strawberry cream-cheese, the dark & white fantasy and the apple cinna wapple. You can also turn their regular waffle base into a dark chocolate waffle at the added charge of INR 17. Waffle sandwiches are also available with ice cream stuffing – vanilla or chocolate.

Dessert Parlours

Shop 17, Ground Floor, Vrindavan Garden, Lane 6, Off North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune

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