Words and selected images by Christina Habis
Leigh Street is one of Adelaide’s most up and coming streets for dining in the inner Adelaide CBD. One particular café I have heard people rave about is Waffles, Waffles and Coffee; after much anticipation I decided to go see what the hype was about.
Waffles, Waffles and Coffee is a quaint breakfast cafe situated approximately halfway down Leigh Street. This small little joint can easily be missed if someone weren’t looking for it, but the use of a big menu out the front assists well with locating the shop front.
Upon entering, the staff member was very friendly, inviting me in and directing me to where the menus were. Inside the walls are painted red with featured canvases of the waffle varieties they serve, which contributes to the warm atmosphere. Outside there is a nice area to dine and is where I decided to sit considering the weather was nice that morning. After browsing the attractive menu, it was decided, I would order the ‘Strawberry Waffle’ and a Latte.
Though the small business was fairly busy for the morning, the wait wasn’t long at all, which came to my pleasant surprise. My latte and my waffle were both brought to the table at the same time in under a quarter of an hour, very pleasing.
The presentation of the dish was incredibly appetising; bringing real meaning to the saying ‘you eat with your eyes’. The waffle was crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, it was covered in a generous layer of fresh strawberries and maple syrup, drizzled with a rich dark chocolate sauce.
Alone, each element of the dish tasted very basic. Although, as soon as they all were combined, it made for a very delectable mouthful of goodness. The sweetness of the strawberries was balanced by the bitterness of the chocolate sauce, and the maple syrup tied up all the flavours together.
The latte was also smooth and silky, there was the right amount of froth and was served at perfect drinking temperature.
Although Leigh Street may be quiet at times, Waffles, Waffles and Coffee is a great option for a quick coffee or a light breakfast at any time!
Shop 2, 20 Leigh Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Monday: 7:30am – 6pm
Tuesday- Thursday: 7:30am – 9pm
Friday: 7:30am – 10pm
Saturday: 12pm – 6pm