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Brisbane’s Best Waffles

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Brisbane’s Best Waffles

Got a soft spot for Belgian food? Relate to Eleven’s Eggos obsession on a deeply personal level?

Ever felt judged by your peers because you eat waffles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Don’t worry friend – you’re in a safe place now.

We at the G&G don’t judge! We too think that waffles are a better version of pancakes (have you seen their abs?) and knead at least one stack a day to survive. Whether you’re a seasoned waffle-lover, or just getting started, check out our list below of the best waffles Brisbane has to offer.

Corner Store Café | Toowong

We’re at a crossroads – do we want the Belgian waffles with vanilla bean ice cream, bacon and blueberries bigger than our heads? Or should we dig into the sweet potato waffles with curried mince, spinach and poached egg… we’ll take one of each. 

Coffee Anthology | CBD

Known for their great coffee, there’s something else to be discovered at this inner-city café. Indulge in coconut waffles with caramelised pineapple,coconut granola, mango coulis and white chocolate mascarpone while you’re sipping a cappuccino.

Little Clive | Annerley

There’s nothing little about the larger-than-life waffles at Little Clive. Their monthly switch-up of creative sweet and savoury options – like a sticky sesame cauliflower waffle -means even the most seasoned waffler won’t get tired. 

Miss Jones | New Farm 

Guess who’s bak, bak again – it’s the lovely Miss Jones with her incredibly flavoursome baklava waffles! Belgian waffles topped with cinnamon ice cream, pistachio crumble, smashed baklava & honey orange cream, we’re developing a crush. Or heartburn. Or both.

Naim | Paddington

Can you naim a better combo than roasted almond ice cream, caramel, plums and rose? Go on, we’ll wait. And while we wait, you can go try it in Naim Paddington’s truly wonderful waffle stack!

Wild Canary | Brookfield

This Brookfield café isn’t afraid to get wild and think outside the box – because honestly, we would have never suspected charcoal zucchini waffles with Tasmanian smoked salmon and lemon myrtle labneh could work. But they do, and it’s wonderful. 

Little Loco | New Farm

If you want to start living la vida loca, head on over to Little Loco, whose activated charcoal waffles are piled with strawberries and meringue, and are as delicious as they are beautiful.

Gauge | South Brisbane

Looking to fine-tune your waffle palate? Gauge your expertise at this South Brisbane café, whose sourdough peach waffle, topped with rhubarb, liquorice ricotta and yuzu & yoghurt sorbet is deliciously decadent.

Smug Fig | East Brisbane

We’re not waffling around – the cajun chicken waffles on offer at Smug Fig are the edible equivalent of a warm hug. Think perfectly baked Belgian waffles, topped with chipotle slaw, cajun chicken and a sunny fried egg, drenched in blueberry maple syrupy goodness… we’re not gonna lie, it’s pretty figgin’ good. 

Pourboy | Southbank

A short wander away from the bustle of South Bank’s riverfront is Pourboy, a cafe heating up Brisbane’s waffle offering with cheesy corn and jalapeno waffle, topped with spinach, feta, pine nuts, tomato and eggs. And it’s served alongside some stellar coffee too!

Kettle & Tin | Paddington

Across town, Kettle & Tin is famous for its own version of fried chicken and waffles, topped with avocado & lime cream and spring onions. Sweet, salty and soulful, this particular breakfast dish has saved many a G&G writer the morning after.

Pawpaw Asian Kitchen | Balmoral

We’ll waffle on about these waffle corn fritters until the corns come home. With your choice of bacon, salmon and haloumi, plus toppings of poached egg, spinach and siracha hollandaise, they’ve got our hearts in a fritter. 

Nodo ǀ Newstead

If creamy waffles are no-no, then head on over to Nodo, whose savoury kimchi waffles with popcorn chicken are not only scrumptious, but dairy and gluten free too! Take that lactose!

Picnic Café ǀ Camp Hill

You’re spoilt for choice at Picnic Café. Mull over a menu of waffle options like Tim Tam, banana chocolate, fried squid and waffle salad… the list goes on. 

There’s a waffle lot to love about Brisbane.

Words by Jacqueline Pon & Sophia Lunn
- the gourmands preparing their own waffle tours of Brisbane.