As the original site of home-style country cooking, the South is no stranger to culinary tradition and delicious food. From sweet and savory Chicken and Waffles to classic renderings of a Belgian delicacy, the Southern waffle is a well-respected menu item. Whether you’re enjoying your Belgian waffle from a food truck, backyard restaurant window, or high-end restaurant, the South offers a number of exciting dining adventures and memorable waffle options.
8. Bittersweet Confections (New Orleans, LA)
More chocolate shop than restaurant, Bittersweet Confections offers a grandiose selection of baked goods and sweets. They offer a special “Wonderful Waffles” breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to Noon, the quality of which shows their mastery of all things sweet. This weekend event has drawn locals and visitors, and is definitely worth the weeklong wait.
725 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
7. Cafe Beignet (New Orleans, LA)
Café Beignet is another great NOLA option, and its delicious French-Cajun influence brings a unique mix of menus items and flavors. From café au lait to jumbalaya, to (of course) the beignet, this café offers a taste of local flair and culture. The cooks’ expertise shows in the delicious quality of the food Café Beignet offers and their Belgian waffle is no exception. The light fluffy waffle comes classically served with seasonal fruit and maple syrup.
Musical Legends Park
311 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
334-B Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
6. Nana G’s Chik-n-Waffles (Atlanta, GA)
Nestled in Downtown Atlanta, Nana G’s Chik-n-Waffles food truck is one of the locals’ best-kept secrets. If the name didn’t give it away, Nana G’s signature dish combines their bacon-infused Belgian waffle with one of the South’s signature foods-fried chicken. The chicken comes tender and perfectly battered, with optional powdered sugar or maple syrup, while the waffle adds a complex flavor and fluffy texture to the mix. If you’re unsure about chicken and waffles, Nana G’s also has more traditional options, like banana and Nutella waffles.
5. Jäger Haus (New Orleans, LA)
Tucked away in the French Quarter, JagerHaus is a veritable mélange of cultural food items, from Bavarian crepes to bratwurst, and of course-the Belgian waffle. The waffle topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream is delicious, fluffy, and crunchy. Their menu also includes other classic toppings, such as maple sugar and powdered syrup. The waffle is so good you may find you don’t need many toppings.
833 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
4. Café Brussels (Houston, TX)
Café Brussels is Belgian-owned and operated, with an extensive draft list, dinner and lunch options, as well as a full brunch menu. Although they don’t serve breakfast during the week, their Sunday brunch menu is a work of culinary genius. Set among a number of other tempting brunch options, their classic Brussels waffle with whipped cream and strawberries will offer you a well-crafted taste of Belgium.
1718 Houston Ave
Houston, TX 77007
3. Brunch Haus (Austin, TX)
Set within the eclectic culture of Austin, Brunch Haus elevates the breakfast and brunch to a culinary art form while staying connected with its humble origins. The outdoor seating and order window feels like a backyard picnic or food truck experience, but make no mistake-the paired-down setting of the Brunch Haus stands in stark contrast to the high-quality menu. Their chicken and waffles dish comes lightly topped with syrup and chives, or you can order a stand-alone Belgian with syrup.
415 Jessie St
Austin, TX 78704
2. The Waffle Bus (Houston, TX)
A fun twist on the usual “food truck,” the Waffle Bus offers an impressive assortment of waffle-themed menu items. Their options include the waffle burger, fried chicken and waffles with chili honey, smoked salmon waffles, lemon-caper cream cheese stuffed waffles, and strawberry Irish cream crème brulee waffles. Another fabulous feature of the Waffle Bus menu is the portability of their food options: each dish comes in sandwich form, making them easy to wrap up on the go and eat without making a mess. Their creative dishes and practical design makes this street food option a cut above the rest.
1. Bistro BE (Miami, FL)
Go for the nightlife, but stay for the waffles! The Bistro BE is a full service restaurant that offers authentic Belgian cuisine for lunch and dinner, alongside their award-winning beer and wine selections. Owner Emmanuel Vershueren and Belgian restaurateur Tim Michels founded Bistro BE with the hopes of exposing the people of South Florida to the authentic Belgian food of his homeland. Their dessert menu includes a Brussels waffle topped with whipped cream, strawberries, and powdered sugar, but you’d be foolish to not try everything else in the meantime.
1111 SW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33130