Dalma Mall (opp Carrefour) - Al Wahda Mall.
Perfect for: a mid-shop pit stop or an after dinner treat
On my way to Carrefour to pick up some groceries, I fancied a coffee and got sidetracked by the retro Wafflemeister opposite as I noticed they served Illy coffee (one of my faves).
Wafflemeister has been on my 'must try' list for a while, ever since a visitor came home after I'd dumped them at the mall for a day (c'mon I'm not the only one who's done that right?) and raved about the deliciousness that is a Wafflemeister waffle.
I got chatting to the lovely manager Megan and very quickly got sweet-talked into trying a waffle too. I didn't take a lot of persuading. I've never had any other kind of waffle apart from one out of a toaster pack. This is NOT that waffle.
The ingredients are flown in from Liège in Belgium, and proved and baked on the premises so they are fresh all the time. The outside was crispy and kind of caramelised, but the centre is fluffy and the whole thing was just beautiful. The sweetness was balanced with a little whipped cream and some fresh strawberries and drizzled with melted chocolate. I could have wolfed down the WHOLE THING! One of their best sellers is an Oreo topped waffle so I took a photo of that too.
They have a number of other things to try, including an amazing selection of gelati, double vanilla ice cream shakes with your choice of ingredients, and since they very kindly let me try one, I chose straight double vanilla with marshmallows and sprinkles, and thought how jealous my kids would have been if they could see me now. They also told me they are hoping to expand their ranges to include crepes too, possibly even some savouries! So definitely put this on your must-try list too!
Would I go back? Yes. They were really friendly, happily made recommendations when I couldn't decide what to have, it was all totally yummy, and they will make the waffle to suit you not the other way around. We'll be going back again sooner than soon as the kids want to try too! EE, signing out for BBAD 😘