“The waffles are that good” was a line from the email sent to me by my friend Lesley – she stopped into Waffalonia for a quick dinner and was delighted with the entire experience. I suggested she write a little review of Waffalonia – here is her rave review of the place.
Waffalonia is located on Murray avenue near Forbes in Sq. Hill – this is the space where Dozen cupcakes used to be located.
You may not have noticed, but Squirrel Hill is home to another delicious new eatery. Tucked in between Coldstone Creamery and Razzy Fresh, you could easily miss Wafflonia, the recently opened Belgian waffle shop on Murray Avenue. I strongly caution against this. I lived in Belgium for two years. Over there waffles are street food, made fresh, served in wax paper, and eaten while strolling around town. They are considered more for snacks or dessert than breakfast. Folks, Wafflonia is the real deal: delicious, cheap, and easy-going. I visited Wafflonia recently at the end of a long work day. The waffles are crunchy on the outside, warm and sugary on the inside. I quickly devoured mine, then licked my fingers clean. My spirits brightened instantly. With its understated décor and warm lighting, Wafflonia is the perfect place to duck into on a chilly late winter evening. When the weather warms up, we will simply adapt by ordering the waffle-ice cream combo. Or maybe the waffle with nutella and bananas. Wafflonia deserves to be a huge success. Go there. Go there now.
Check out Lesley’s photo blog Plum for the Road with lots of Pittsburgh photos.
Here are some other related and humorous posts about waffles
- Food is Fashionable: Waffle Pants (thegloss.com)
- Stuffed waffle balls! (changme.wordpress.com)
- It’s International Waffle Day! Celebrate with this recipe (thestar.com)
- Double Chocolate Coconut Belgian Protein Waffles (fisilis.wordpress.com)
- Happy International Waffle Day! (blogher.com)