Is there anything more mouthwatering than a Belgian waffle with all the toppings? That crisp bite into a soft cakey centre, covered in whipped cream, Belgian chocolate and strawberries - we’re drooling at the thought. While it’s only a small city, there are plenty of waffle shops in Bruges to satisfy your sweet tooth and cravings for the country’s famous treat. Belgium’s most well-known waffles actually originated in Brussels and Liege, however the best waffles in Bruges are just as authentic as you get from the hometowns. Check out the best Belgian waffles in Bruges next time you’re in the fairytale city for a taste of this haute cuisine…
Here’s where you can get the very best waffles in Bruges:
House of Waffles
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Breidelstraat 16, 8000 Brugge
Located right in between Markt Square and Burg Square is Chez Albert - the most famous waffle shop in Bruges. Don’t be put off if there’s a queue (which normally there will be) and line up for a real treat that’s freshly cooked, warm and covered in all the best waffle toppings. Choose nutella, Belgian chocolate, whipped cream, caramel, strawberries - at Chez Albert the waffles cost about €5-6 and it’s worth every cent. Pick yours up and enjoy the architecture and atmosphere around the most bustling part of Bruges while you munch your way through. We guarantee you’ll be back for another as the smell from this part of the city is simply irresistible.
Markt 20, 8000 Brugge
Known and loved for their delicious waffles and for serving up the best ice cream in the city, Fred’s is another must-stop on your tour of the best waffles in Bruges. Down a little cobbled street off Markt Square, choose your waffle and toppings and take it to go. Fred’s prides itself on their 100% natural, totally fresh ingredients that take the taste to another level. The waffles here are perfectly soft in texture, and topped with caramel and chocolate or nutella and banana you simply won’t be able to resist. It shuts up shop on a Wednesday however on every other day of the week you’ll be able to fill your waffle needs until 9 or 10pm, just in time for dessert after a local meal out.
Sint-Jakobsstraat 16, 8000 Brugge
Lizzie’s is one of the best spots in Bruges to sit down and enjoy your Belgian waffle with a delicious hot chocolate. Each spot has their niche, and here it’s that the waffles are the size of your head! Prepare to share (or roll your way out of the cafe) as these light and crispy waffles take over your plate. They’re not the cheapest, but that’s just due to how giant it is, so opt for toppings that you and your fellow waffle-taster will enjoy and ask for two forks to go with it. You may have a queue for a few minutes before being seated, but it’s worth it for waffles that are cooked fresh while you wait.
House of Waffles
Wollestraat 31, 8000 Brugge
Down a pretty little street with a view of the Belfry Tower is another sit-in waffle cafe. House of Waffles whip up a whole menu full of different styles of waffles including an authentic taste of the classic Brussels or Liege-style. If your sweet tooth isn’t quite as sweet as others, House of Waffles also have a variety of savoury options such as breakfast style topped with bacon, eggs and more, or Italian style with mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes. Stop by for lunch and enjoy the bright, welcoming interior and beautifully presented waffles at one of the best spots in Bruges.
Noordzandstraat 1, 8000 Brugge
If you’re passing Oyya with a waffle craving, you’re in the right place. This sweet and tasty takeaway dessert spot is home to some seriously delicious waffles. Here, they’re cooked Liege-style and made fresh daily from only the very best quality ingredients. Plus you can be guaranteed that your waffles will be perfectly light and vanilla-ey with a crisp exterior and soft, doughy middle. Of course there are plenty of amazing flavours to choose from like banana, cherries, caramel, strawberries, white chocolate or whipped cream, or a combination of a few. Waffles not your thing? The gelato here is also to die for.
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