Waffles have been around
for centuries, surprisingly they’ve only hit Hobart’s food van scene since
This Girl discovered Waffle
On Cafe in Dark Mofo’s Dark Park and then read review after rave review on the
Facebook page, Eating out in Tassie.
I’d just finished two tacos
and there was no room in the inn for waffles but I managed to demolish their
second last chocolate brownie in 30 seconds flat. And then their last chocolate
brownie a few minutes later. Consistently moist and evenly cooked with a light
crisp skin. I wanted more.
The Two Girls tracked down the
Waffle On Cafe at the Sorell Market last Sunday.
This Girl chose the lemon
curd cream with toasted marshmallows, raspberry coulis and vanilla icecream, $10,
and narrowly avoided passing out in a sugar-induced coma. I love love LOVE
marshmallow so this one was the perfect choice for me. But my recommendation
comes with a warning – the committed sweet-tooth only need apply.
The Other Girl chose the apple,
rhubarb, macadamia crumble with toffee apple sauce, whipped cream and icecream, also $10. This option is a little more circumspect; a delicious and
perhaps more adult, sweet breakfast or dessert. It balances the sweet
components with the tart fruit beautifully.
The Other Girl was wrapped.
A savoury breakfast person, she has never been up front and personal with a
waffle before now. The Waffle On Café waffle is an irresistible combination of
soft, fluffy centre and crispy crunch. Teamed with their imaginative toppings
and artistic flair, these waffles are an absolute treat. They’re giants too
which make them really good value.
Waffle On Café is a small
family business. Owners Belinda, Daniel and Michelle could see a gap in the
market for fabulous and versatile waffles. Chef, Daniel Johnstone, is
fully qualified and has worked at a range of high quality restaurants in Hobart
and Melbourne including Amulet and the Islington Hotel in Hobart and Pure South
and Church Street Enoteca in Melbourne. Belinda Chambers has worked in the hospitality
and gaming industry for around 9 years. Michele Johnstone, Daniel's mother, is
a qualified social worker and is new to the food industry. Daniel's younger
brother Alex is not a partner in the business but regularly works with us and
has around 8 years experience in hospitality and hotel management, he makes an
excellent coffee too!
Their biggest sellers at
Dark Park were the poached pear, vanilla bean custard cream with salted caramel
sauce; the bacon, caramelised banana with whipped ricotta and maple syrup; and
also the apple and rhubarb and macadamia crumble. Their waffles are priced at $8,
$10 or $12 depending on the toppings.
They have coffee and other
hot drinks, milkshakes, spiders and soft drinks. Hot drinks start at $3 for
tea, and coffees and hot chocolates are between $4 and $5. Milkshakes and
spiders are $5. They sell the aforementioned awesome and gluten-free brownie,
along with biscuits and muffins for $3 - $4. At some events they also sell gourmet
sandwiches and salads which range from $7 - $10. They use Tasmanian-owned
Valhalla icecream which you’ll find on the waffles and in the shakes and
|Photo courtesy of Waffle on Cafe Facebook|
Belinda, Daniel and Michele
are Hobart-lovers. They love Hobart’s beautiful scenery, the friendliness of the people and that Hobart has most of the advantages of a big city without
the hustle and bustle. They love that you can be anywhere in Hobart and never
be more than 10 minutes from the beach and The Two Girls agree.
They are keen coffee
drinkers and their favourite place to grab an excellent coffee is the Retro
Fudge Cafe Bar in Bellerive or Pilgrim when they are in the city.
Keep up to date with their
locations on Facebook here.
Sunday, 19 July 2015
will be their next stall at the Sorell Market where they will be every
fortnight onwards. Sorell Market is held at 47 Cole Street. If you’re
coming from Hobart, go all the way into Sorell and turn left at the
T-intersection. You’ll see the signs.
From October you can find
them at the Dodges Ferry Market every third Sunday.
They’re keen to get into
the Twilight Market in Sandy Bay too. So keep your eyes out for them.
Waffle On Café is
Did you catch up on Dark Mofo? Here's our post.
We need to go check out
Retro Fudge Café Bar clearly!