Waffee Waffle + Coffee, 25 Harrington Square, Altona. Phone: 9398 1689
We do breakfast out less than a handful of times a year, so are quite happy to really indulge when we do.
As in lashings of rashers or, as in this case, wonderfully sticky and chewy waffles.
There’s another reason to check out Waffee at breakfast time – out first effort to do so quickly resulted in us learning there’s no Saturday lunch to be had.
That’s fair enough, as there’s no savoury element to be found here at all.
Waffee is a small and seemingly often busy and much-cherished cafe in Altona’s Harrington Square.
There’s a communal table for about six people, a couple of tables for two and some stools at the window bench, where set up shop.
We go for the “half dozen assorted” for $15, including blueberry, cinnamon, chocolate glazed, raspberry white chocolate and hot cross.
Each waffle is served tucked neatly into its own “open” brown paper bag.
They’re semi-crispy on the outside, with a lot more substance than your usual waffle. In fact, they’re quite dense and chewy. And filling …
These waffles are made, I am told, in the style of Belgian city of Liege and are fully meant to be heavier and chewier.
Whatever the girth dynamics, they’re delicious … and, unsurprisingly, where dad prefers the more austere cinnamon, Bennie fully loves the likes of the chocolate glazed.
The waffles go super fine with our very good cafe latte and hot chocolate.
Quite apart from the cool waffles and coffee, the service here is a strong reason to return – it’s very much of the smiling, friendly and door-opening variety.