The Best Waffles in Toronto

They say that breakfast is the most essential meal of your day. Some people say that what you eat for breakfast can shape the turnout of your day. One of breakfast’s most common foods are waffles. Waffles are convenient to eat, easy to customize to your personal preference and provide the best nutrients to kickstart your day. All of these waffle traits have inspired us to create a list of the best waffles in Toronto. Each of these spots serve waffles as one of their main meals and they do not have to be necessarily eaten during breakfast time. Here the most notable waffle spots in Toronto:
1. Petit Dejeuner
Petit Dejeuner offers a Belgian-inspired waffles that will leave you with a memorable taste. Since 2002, this waffle spot has provided the King East area with all-day breakfast options. Most of their ingredients come from local markets and local farms, so the waffles are freshly made. They are best known for their legendary breakfasts and lunches, but they also offer unique dinner options as well. Their most notable waffle is their Belgian Waffles which are served with powdered sugar and maple syrup, while having the options to add strawberries and whipped cream.
2. Lekker
Lekker is a restaurant that presents a unique story of how it was founded. The Belgian owner, Cristophe Stevens first visited Toronto in 2010 and he embraced the city. Then, five years later he returned, but this time he decided to move to Toronto and open his own waffle bar “Wafels & More” in Kensington Market. Now he has been using his grandmother’s secret waffle recipes and providing his customers with great tasting Belgian-style waffles. His menu allows customers to choose from ten different waffle styles including Banana, Cookies & Cream, Tutti Frutti and Dame Blanche. Along with this, you also have the option of building your own waffle using toppings such as whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, maple syrup, fresh strawberries, Belgians chocolates and vanilla ice cream.
3. Cluck Clucks Chicken & Waffles
Serving mainly crispy waffles and fried chicken, Cluck Clucks a highly innovative menu. Opened in 2014, the co-owners had a goal of turning fried chicken and waffles into a comfort food rather than a rare food combination. It is safe to say that they have fulfilled this dream as many Torontonians enjoy their freshly made waffles and chicken that is made right in front of them. One Of their most popular options is the “Cluck Yeah!” which consists of a boneless chicken breast, jalapeno and cheddar waffle, topped with coleslaw, chipotle aioli and dill mayo.
4. The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles
The Dirty Bird is another restaurant that specializes in chicken and waffles. They have offered a variety of chicken and waffles options for those in Kensington Market. Their chicken and waffles are freshly made to the crisp, using natural ingredients. Some of their most common menu options include “The ODB” which includes boneless dark meat, waffle, buttered maple and dirty sauce and “The Big Dirty” which has boneless dark meat, waffle, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and dirty aioli.
5. Eggstatic - Artisan breakfast and brunch
The chef of Eggstatic has always aimed to create an artisan breakfast experience that is unique and inspires modern breakfasts trends for common foods such as waffles. Their “Eggstatic Beef Shakshuka Waffle” offers sweet waffles, minced beef, shakshuka tomato sauce and two poached eggs to satisfy both meat and waffle lovers. They also offer Belgian waffles and Crispy Chicken Waffles to satisfy your chicken and waffle cravings.
These are some of the best waffles that are located in Toronto. Each of these waffle spots present their own unique waffle taste and experience, so go ahead and give them a shot for your next meal. If you want to learn more about Toronto’s food culture, we have created more blogs for your viewing leisure.