Honestly speaking, there are very few people in the world who can pass up crunchy warm waffles, stuffed or drizzled with chocolate. If you are the kind who cannot go a whole work week without a sweet indulge then you should make a point to drop by the Belgium Waffle Co store that has opened up at Zoo Road Tiniali. It is right next to the famous Juicy Hut.
It is not a very big store, and there are no tables but there is a wooden bench where you can sit and enjoy your waffle when it’s ready. There is also a high wooden slab on the other side of the bench where you can stand and eat/drink. The first thing you notice when you walk in, is the minimalist but cute decor. The colour yellow helps to make the space look bright and lively. The menu has a lot to offer and there is something for everybody. If you like a sweet overdose then we recommend the Chocolate Overload (INR 140) or the Butterscotch Crunch (INR 130). But, if like me, you prefer waffles that are slightly less sweet then you should try the Belgian Chocolate (INR 130) but with dark chocolate filling. Apart from waffles, they also have drinks that you can try. I wanted to try Mini Pancakes but unfortunately they were unavailable when I visited.
One of the best things about Belgium Waffle Co is the price point. It is quite affordable, which is why you find a lot of students and youngsters hanging out at the store. They do take-out, which is a plus, but you need to remember that the waffles tend to get soggy over time so you need to eat them fast. This is why the take-out facility makes most sense for people who stay nearby. The service is fast but they were not accepting card payments when I visited. Hopefully they change that so that customers won’t have to worry about taking out cash from the ATM before getting a sweet fix.
This outlet may not be the only one in Guwahati, we did see another sign near Central Mall but that store may take a few days to become fully operational. It would be great if more outlets open all across the city so that those with a sweet tooth don’t have to travel far, just to indulge in a waffle. But if you cannot wait for a outlet to open near you, do drop by this location, it won’t disappoint!
By Meeta Borah