The Waffle Stop
Dunes center, Ground floor, 44 Aguiyi Street, Maitama, Abuja.
Great parking, very orderly.
The Waffle stop is the pretty spot to the far right, on entry into the Dunes center. It seemed more like a breakfast cafe even though there was also a burger/grill stop affiliated to it. Not sure if it’s the same franchise or just a conjoined venture but it’s a nice idea.
It was designed to have an outdoor food court and an indoor sitting area. This is almost the architectural theme with all restaurants here in Abuja. But this isn’t in anyway a new thing. Lagos has been doing the outdoor/indoor dance moves for years now. The indoor area is a honestly a simple decorated space with great lighting, shelves and also a view of your waffles as it’s being made (if you like that kind of thing). The outdoor section is what you’d expect an outdoor section to look like. A lot of fresh air, a little green life and hopefully no flies.
The place is very well run, down to the waiter taking your order. They only had a handful of them but these guys are great at their jobs.
We perused the menu while the waiter asked us if we wanted any refreshments. We decided on a coke, and immediately the waiter asked if he could plop a lime wedge into it! It was like he was reading my mind! He topped it off with a helpful serving of ice! Things went smooth sailing from there.
Ordered the Grilled Cheese burger and Red Velvet waffles. The burger was rich! It had pickles, lettuce, and a killer barbecue sauce slathered right on the patty. It also came with a side of fries and salad. I wouldn’t try to compare this with other great burgers I’ve had but it’d be in my top ten.
The waffles were a delight to look at. A lot of pink and white aesthetics going on. It came with some banana slices, whipped cream and an ice cream mix. They were really nice. I don’t think there’s ever a chance you can go wrong with ice cream. I’m ready to debate this. Lol.
Grilled Cheese Burger: N3600
Red Velvet waffles: N2500.
It’s a nice place with majorly a breakfast menu. The waiting service is really commendable. The space is kind of large and can accommodate almost up to a gathering of 30 people. A brunch get together would be so nice here.