Waffle Bros: The new kid on the block

We’re always looking for a new spot to kick back and enjoy something delicious. Waffle Bros – Espresso Bar has recently opened doors to rave reviews of Belgian waffles washed down with Belgian beers. RACHEL AGIUS goes to check it out.

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Rachel Agius
2 May 2016, 4:10pm
Some people have all the luck. They wake up with perfect hair. They always find a parking spot close to their destination. They work in Ta’ Xbiex. 

That’s right – the seaside locale has become a hub for both new businesses and food establishments seeking to feed the crowd of hungry employees they bring with them. Food trucks and restaurants have done brisk trade in the area and those lucky workers get a huge range of options, come lunchtime. Time to test out the goods. 

The new kid on the block is the Waffle Bros, an espresso bar and waffle house, situated just behind a row of office blocks and the marina. I took my editor along (a suggestion met with absolutely no protest from her end), in an effort to bring our readers a thorough, balanced review. I hope you all appreciate the hardships we withstand in order to bring you only the very best in food writing. 

"That’s right – they do savoury waffles here"
It was a sunny day and thus, we were contractually obligated to try out their beer range. The Brussels Beer Project is taking the local scene by storm, offering a selection of brews including the delightful, fruity Delta IPA and Grosse Bertha, a well-rounded wheat beer with, frankly, an excellent name. 

Moving on to the solid portion of our meal, both of us were drawn in by the roast beef waffle. That’s right – they do savoury waffles here. For the first couple of bites, I must admit, I almost felt like a dusting of icing sugar and a scoop of ice cream were missing. Once I got over that preconception, I realized I quite liked this turn of events. Just like the ever-versatile crepes, waffles can serve as a neutral vehicle for strong flavoured savoury ingredients. Keep an eye out for their specials, which frequently feature slow-cooked options. And try the fries. They’re excellent.

Despite my newly realized enlightenment, I have to say I was most excited for the sweet dessert waffles. They make two types at Waffle Bros – the Brussels type, which are fluffy and light, and the Liege waffles, which have a cake-like consistency imbued with pearl sugar. In the interest of science, we chose one of each and loaded them up with fruit, chocolate and, because I’m a grown-up, sprinkles. 

They were both what they promised to be – airy and light, rich and dense, topped with swirls of warm Nutella, fresh fruit and sugar. Moreish, satisfying and sinful. They also do platters (for when you can’t decide on just one) and mini waffle bites (for when you’re craving little chocolate-dipped mouthfuls). 

As we wrapped up our working lunch, we couldn’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy as we walked back to the car in the early spring sunshine, the sound and smell of the sea heavy in the brisk spring air. The latest in the Ta’ Xbiex food scene is sure to keep those sugar cravings at bay and offer some unexpected flavours along the way.  

Waffle Bros – Espresso Bar

Marina Business Centre,

Abate Rigord Street,

Ta’ Xbiex. 

Tel: 21336734

Web: www.wafflebros.be

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Rachel Agius graduated from the University of Malta with a degree in English and Anthropol...