Are you ready to celebrate waffles?
These pastries have a long, delicious history; from the waffle maker dating back to Ancient Greece to the introduction of the frozen waffle to grocery shelves in 1953. Plus, there are so many ways to enjoy them on a plate!
Waffle omelettes, chicken & waffles, fritaffles, noodle waffles, waffle sandwiches; when there’s a waffle maker in a restaurant kitchen, the opportunities are endless.
As a partner to foodservice operators for over 100 years, The J.M. Smucker Co. is proud to sponsor Waffle Day, encouraging Canadians to head to their local restaurant to enjoy their favourite fluffy waffles drizzled in golden, sweet syrup for take-out or on-the-go.
Here are 10 waffle-servin’ establishments across Canada to get you started in finding your new favourite Waffle Day dish!
The Waffle Lady (St. John’s, NL)
If you can wait for the weekend to enjoy your waffles, we highly recommend a visit to The Waffle Lady!
A local farmer’s market staple since 2008, The Waffle Lady is now serving from various markets and cafes across St. John’s and we know you’ll love her homemade fruit toppings, and chocolate sauces as much as the waffles themselves.
Visit her Facebook for locations and hours.
Maid Marian’s Diner (Charlottetown PE)
Serving menus like an all-day breakfast to keep you warm all winter long, there’s one morning special locals can’t get enough of.
Get your waffle on with Maid Marian’s Strawberry Waffles, topped with, of course, fresh Canadian strawberries!
Real food, real fast – since 1987.
7 Ellis Road, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7X1
The Coastal Cafe (Halifax, NS)
A must-eat Robie Street destination for breakfast and brunch food cravings, there’s one dish for Waffle Day we could easily deem the “King.”
Order up Coastal Cafe’s The Elvis (pictured), a buttermilk waffle sandwich with peanut butter, bananas, Montreal bacon, & maple syrup.
2731 Robie Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 4P1. @thecoastalcafe
Photo Credit: @nadabiteleft
Sweet Belgian Desire (Fredericton, NB)
So many waffles, so little stomach; a sweet “problem” to have when browsing the menu at Sweet Belgian Desire.
Call back again and again for their Waffle Sandwich (with bacon, cheese, tomato & two eggs), The Ultimate Benny (served on a waffle) or their signature Belgian Breakfast, complete with Belgian waffles, bacon, two sausages, two eggs of your choice, syrup and toast.
For dessert? Nutella Banana Waffles, Chocolate Waffles, Banana Split Waffles; no matter the sweet tooth, there’s a waffle for it!
23 Ashton Court, Fredericton, NB, E3C 0H8.
Gauffre Mignonne (Montreal, QC)
A restaurant dedicated to waffles? Sign us up!
Montrealers are blessed for Waffle Day, thanks to the team at Gauffre Mignonne, a waffle & espresso specialized establishment, just steps from Saint-Laurent Station.
Nutella Waffles, Veggie Waffles, Fruit Waffles, Waffle Specials; we’re going to need more syrup (it’s a food group, don’tcha know?).
55 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, QC, H2X 1K5. @gauffremignonne
The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles (Toronto, ON)
When you say waffles, Toronto says “DIRTY BIRD!”
Serving halal, gluten-free #NorthernFried chicken atop their equally addictive waffles, The Dirty Bird also offers a variety of chicken and waffle sandwiches like The Jerk (with jerk BBQ & slaw) and The Sticky Icky (w/ maple garlic, pickled jalapeno & dirty aioli).
Main: 79 Kensington Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5T 1L9. @dirtybirdto
Photo Credit: @halalcornucopia
The Original Pancake House (Winnipeg, MB)
Open since 1958, The Original Waffle House built their menus and success on serving quality food derived from recipes still used today.
Signature waffles include Loaded Nacho (bothwell cheese, diced tomato, red onion, black olives, white queso, tortilla strips and salsa), Ragin’ Ramen (spicy mayo, ramen tossed in Gojuchang, hoisin, green onion topped with a fried egg) and Bacon & Berries (Warm blueberries and bacon served with maple chili sauce).
Ricky’s Family Restaurants (Multiple Locations)
Waffle fun for the whole family, everyone at your table will want something from Ricky’s.
Try their Chicken & Waffles, made with hand-battered chicken tenders, maple bacon strips and syrup!
Prefer something more traditional? Order the Waffle Big Breakfast; 3 eggs, 3 strips of maple bacon, 3 sausage links, half a waffle and their famous Stuffed Hashbrowns.
Bubble Waffle Cafe (Multiple Locations)
Have you ever had a Bubble Waffle?
With a cake-like aroma and traditional golden yellow colour, Bubble Waffles are a traditional Hong Kong street snack that you can now find across Calgary.
Try it in Chocolate, Sesame, Cheesecake, Green Tea, Original and Oreo. Flavours may vary based on location.
Nero Waffles (Vancouver, BC)
You’ll never run out of waffle satisfaction when you become a regular of Nero’s Waffles.
Light, crisp and cooked unsweetened with egg whites and yeast-leavened batter, there are so many Brussels-style options to choose from; Banella brûlée, Berry & Mascarpone, Brésilienne, Amande au Chocolat and many more.
1002 Seymour Street & 1703 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC. @nerowaffles
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Waffle Day is brought to you by The J.M. Smucker Co.