I’d heard about a place that served waffles and was a Belgian cafe but never got around to going there till recently.
We went on a weekday for breakfast, I think it was a Tuesday and the place was empty, except for the waiters. There was a strange smell in the resturant, somewhat musty, somewhat freezerish, which didn’t really make us feel comfortable.
But, there were a bunch of comics, Tintin, Asterix, Archies, MAD that made me feel right at home. Nothing like having Asterix to whet your appetite. A friend had told me about the waffles there, so we tried the Belgian breakfast and the English breakfast, which are both breakfast combos. (Yes, I get the irony of English breakfast at a Belgian cafe.)
The menu gave the impression that the portions are huge, but they’re not. The English breakfast had two (small) sausages, two slices of toast, eggs scrambled, and a couple of tomatoes. And, you get a choice of tea or coffee. The English breakfast was good but not spectacular.
The Belgian breakfast had two waffles, fresh and warm, a muffin, and something else maybe; I can’t remember. The waffles were served with maple syrup, and were a treat to eat. The muffin was eatable.
The waffles were the best part of the meal. If you like waffles, then this is a place you should try at least once. If you haven’t eaten waffles before, here’s how you eat them: Pour half a litre of maple syrup into the indentations (for lack of a better word) of the waffles. Slice some butter and spread it over the waffle. Eat. Repeat with more maple syrup.
The other things to try seem to be the crepes and the pancakes, which we didn’t try. Of course, they serve lunch and dinner as well. Closed on Mondays. Here’s their blog .