The Belgian waffle has become a global sensation, thanks to its flawless texture and mouthwatering flavors. But, did you know there are actually two types of waffles popular in Belgium?
You’ll find both Brussels waffles or Liège waffles around the country, including in Brussels. And actually, it’s the Liège variety that’s most popular here, found across bakeries, patisseries and market stalls.
What’s the difference between Liege waffles and Brussels waffles?
Brussels waffles are rectangular, with a crispy and light consistency. You’ll get them with powdered sugar or chocolate, but are also found with cream, fruit, or other toppings.
Liege waffles are oval, and flavoured with vanilla sugar which adds a crunchy touch.
Less popular are siska waffles, which are a bit thicker and cooked on heart shaped irons, and flanders waffles, which are very thin and have a layer of caramel in the middle.
How much do waffles cost in Brussels?
Waffles cost between €2-4 if you’re getting it as a street snack. Expect to pay a bit more in a cafe or restaurant. You’ll also have to pay extra depending on what toppings you want.
Where can you get the best waffles in Brussels?
1. Le Roi de la Gaufre
Rue de la Fourche 41, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Aptly named The Waffle King, Le Roi de la Gaufre serve Liege and Brussels waffles with garnishes of fruit, chocolate and cream. This is a cheap but tasty pit stop near the Grand Place!
Rue de Moscou 36, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium
A fusion of waffles and specialty coffee, Pardon is a must visit when you’re in Brussels. They serve the usual Brussels waffle, along with their own creation – a small fresh brioche waffle that’s been filled and glazed like a donut.
3. Obe Belgian waffles
Rue de l’Etuve 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Founded in 1969, and reimagined in 2021, Obe serves authentic Belgian waffles with fruit and frozen yoghurt. They’re known for their homemade Belgian chocolate sauce which makes the perfect waffle topping.
Bd Anspach 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Galet has been around since 1998, and serves both sweet and savoury waffles. Expect surprising combinations of fillings that you can either eat in or takeaway.
Galerie Agora 48, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
Considered to be the best vegan waffles in Brussels, this is a must visit for any vegan, vegetarian or gluten free visitor. They have some unique toppings, like banana cream and pumpkin spice that use locally sourced ingredients.
7. Maison Dandoy
Rue au Beurre 31, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
No trip to Brussels is complete without a visit to Maison Dandoy. They’re the oldest makers of sceculums and tea cakes, but also serve some of the best waffles in Brussels. They have a couple of locations across the city, but the original is near the Grand Place.
They serve both Liege waffles and Brussels waffles.