Originally celebrated in Sweden, International Waffle Day on March 25 has now become a global phenomenon. Join in the festivities and make your way to these venues to tuck into crunchy, sweet and savoury waffles
The homegrown concept is known for waffles with a twist. Enjoy from a selection of savoury and sweet WOFL sandwiches such as Dragon’s breath with sweet chilli beef, bell peppers, spring onions and sour cream; Wofl’na, with roasted butternut squash, labneh zaatar cheese, rocca and Arabian dressing; the La tatin with caramelised cinnamon apples, caramel sauce and ice cream; The traditional with sweet Norwegian brown cheese; and more.
JBR The Walk from 8-2am. AED32 onwards. Call +97152 508 4367 or visit the website.
Brunch & Cake
Not all waffles are golden crisp and this Barcelona-born eatery is whipping up charcoal waffles for the occasion! These instaworthy corn waffles are topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, with an option to choose smoked salmon or turkey.
Al Wasl on March 25 from 8am onwards. AED61 onwards. Visit Instagram.
Visit the family-kept, independent concept for a plate of delightful homemade waffles, made from scratch and with a view of the Dubai Mall waterfall. Alternatively, stay home and indulge in Lotus waffles, mixed berry waffles, triple chocolate waffles, white chocolate pistachio waffles and more.
Dubai Mall. Sunday to Wednesday from 9-12am and Thursday to Saturday from 9-1am. AED20 onwards. Call +9714 325 3256 or order online.
Indulge in the sweet buttermilk waffles with fresh blackberries, strawberries and a drizzle of Nutella, alongside organic Canadian maple syrup; or a savoury waffle sandwich with crunchy chicken, coleslaw, dill pickle and honey mustard dressing, served with truffle parmesan, sweet potato fries or a salad.
Al Safa Street on Sunday to Saturday from 9-12am. AED59 onwards. Call +9714 344 9544 or order online.
Denny’s Middle East
Craving waffles but don’t want to head out? The American-inspired diner has got you covered with a complimentary waffle fantasy topped with strawberries and banana, drizzled with hot fudge, caramel and garnished with whipped cream and nuts when you order a meal over AED80 through their app. Or, if savoury is what you desire, order in the popular chicken and waffles or the Belgian waffle slam.
Delivery only from March 24 to 25. AED80 per order (minimum). Order online.