It may not be the healthiest breakfast in the world, but it is easily one of the most delicious and most satisfying: a hot, crisp Belgian waffle. In D.C., many local establishments offer waffles, but here is a list of the five best. These waffles make the list for their perfect texture, delightful flavor and tasty toppings. Make a reservation for Sunday brunch at one of these spots as soon as possible so you can indulge in their wonderful waffles.
2201 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Not only are the waffles at Kapnos delicious, but they are also unique. It’s the only place in town where you can get an order of Greek coffee waffles. Made with real coffee and topped with chocolate espresso beans, these are some seriously sinful waffles. They also come with sweet and savory cinnamon butter and fresh whipped cream. Enjoy an order for $12.
1324 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
B Too is a classic Belgian restaurant, which means its waffles are some of the best in town. Even more exciting is the fact that it offers sweet and savory waffles. For something savory, try the mixed mushroom waffle or the mussel waffle. On the sweeter side, there is the Liege waffle with apricots and whipped cream, or the Brussels waffle with sweet berries and mint. Clearly, there is a waffle for everyone at B Too. Waffle prices range from $11 to $15.
1712 I St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
If the restaurant’s name is Wicked Waffle, its waffles better be good. Luckily, they are. Fluffy, crisp and perfect is the best way to describe these waffles. Try a grilled cheese waffle first, and then have a sweet fuji apple waffle for dessert. There are even breakfast waffle sandwiches with scrambled eggs. This spot is perfect for satisfying your waffle craving, any time of day. Waffle prices start at $4, so this is a great place that is also inexpensive.
5120 MacArthur Blvd. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
Another traditional French Belgian restaurant, Et Voila is well-known for its yummy Belgian waffle. It is served with either fresh, seasonal fruit or chocolate sauce, and then topped with a dollop of whipped cream. It is available as a dessert with dinner or as a side dish at brunch. The waffle is sold for $8.
Art and Soul
415 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
For the fanciest waffle in town, try Art and Soul’s banana waffle. Complete with chocolate ganache, house-made whipped cream and sweet dulce de leche, which is like caramel, it is the ultimate in flavor and decadence. The sprinkling of graham cracker crumbles takes it to a new level. It is as tasty as it is pretty to look at! Order one of these hearty waffles for $13.
Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.