RIP: Waffle Corporation has, sadly, closed shop. These amazing Belgian waffles will be missed.
The Waffle Corporation on R.A. De Mel Mawatha, is a brand new cafe that specializes in recreating Belgian style waffles. They're still sorting out some technicalities but their stuff is pretty great.
So apparently waffles are becoming a thing now in Colombo with Wafflery
and now these guys, which is brilliant 'cause waffles are awesome. The Waffle Corporation is different primarily because they do a variety of different waffles based on Belgian waffle recipes. You can choose from two different waffles, namely the Liege waffle and the Brussel waffle.
The Liege is quite different from the regular waffles since it's made using a dough instead of a batter which makes it similar to a bread, while the Brussel waffle is closer to the conventional waffles, being crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside. They've got bunch of different toppings to go with these which include fruits, berry coulis and stuff like nutella, all of which is priced under Rs. 500. This menu is temporary, so you can expect the prices and selection to change a bit.
We tried the savory waffle with chicken and cheese (Rs. 450), but besides that they've also got one with pol sambol. This one tasted good and was actually very filling. They use a homemade chicken curry which is perfect for the Sri Lankan palate and it works well with the melted cheese. The hero of the dish is definitely the waffle though, which in itself tasted pretty great with just the right texture.
For dessert we went for the chocolate and marshmallow waffle (Rs. 450). We actually couldn't finish this one off since we were just too full, which is depressing 'cause it tasted great. It's pretty damn sweet though so it's not for everyone, but then again who orders chocolate and marshmallows and expects anything but super sweet. One thing we liked was that they make the chocolate sauce when orders come in as opposed to having it stored.
We also tried out the Pinkish smoothie (Rs. 390) which has bananas, pears and strawberries. This one wasn't very sweet but the flavour of fruits came through very well which is what a smoothie should be all about. They've got a few other options for smoothies as well, priced at around Rs. 400.
Service and Ambience
The Waffle Corporation is a small place so the service is actually very warm and welcoming. It's only been a few weeks since they started off so they're still getting the place together.
They've got a good location opposite ANC, and they said students can come in, grab something to eat and hang around to study. We'd say it's best for groups of four, since seating is limited for the time being. Oh and get this, it's actually run by a 21 year old.
Colombo seems to have new eateries coming up by the day, and the Waffle Corporation, with their distinct waffles and toppings is definitely one to keep an eye on.
You can mix and match the toppings so mess around and come up with something awesome.