For our review this week, we weren’t in the mood to visit another done-to-death frozen yoghurt destination that whipped up 25 fruit toppings. So, when we heard of World of Waffles, we did not mind skipping the last day of Comic Con to fulfill our sweet cravings. Ofcourse having said that, one hoped that the trek to the gigantic Phoenix Marketcity in Kurla (there’s another outlet on Carter Road) would be worth it.
The menu is divided into Classic Waffle, Waffle Delight (just regular waffles with extra toppings) and Waffle Sundaes. It’s the number of toppings that set all of them apart. What caught our eye was that the waffles made on the spot used eggless batter. It can be quite a task locating the kiosk in the mall, especially since its view is limited by a pop-up exhibition.
Our first order was a Honey Lemon Butter Waffle (Rs 50) and a Peanut Butter Chocolate Waffle (Rs 70). The kiosk has just two waffle irons and hence it took them around 10-15 minutes to serve us our first batch. After a long wait, during which we indulged in Jalapeno Samosas from a neighbouring kiosk, our warm triangular waffles had arrived.
Though simple, the Honey Lemon Waffle tasted great with it’s crisp but not-so-dry exterior drizzled with a mix of honey and lemon that did wonders with its clashing sour and sweet taste. We figured that the only way to judge this eatery would be the consistency of the quality of the waffles, as you don’t really need a chef to spread peanut butter on your waffle. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Waffle was doused with generous amounts of chocolate sauce and made us wish we could bite into such sinful breakfast, everyday.
Next, we ordered a Nutella Waffle (Rs 70) with chocolate ice cream (Rs 30), and a Strawberry Affair (Rs 90) from their Sundae section. We could have done with more nutella on our waffle (but then no one can ever have enough of it). It was a waffle served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and strawberry compote (fruits cooked in sugar syrup). The ice cream and strawberry compote made for a good and a filling combination, and wasn’t overtly sweet.
They offer certain interesting options with banana and kiwi toppings but a certain amount of experimentation with the way in which the waffle is served could make the enterprise more interesting and novel.