5 Places to Get Some of the Best Waffles in Cebu

Waffles, a Western European dessert that took the world by the pockets (fun fact, that’s what the square indentations on waffles are called). As this delectable treat traveled across the globe, various cultures have put their unique spin on it, showcasing creativity and distinct flavors. From Japanese fish-shaped waffles to the iconic Southern American chicken-and-waffle combo, waffles have become a symbol of culinary diversity, celebrated and enjoyed by people from all walks of life.

In Cebu, restaurants draw inspiration from these global variations. This curated list presents a variety of waffle options for you to explore and, well, snack on!

1. Kakka Dairy Bar

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Although known for its homegrown and handcrafted ice cream featuring unique flavors like Tableya (Filipino hot chocolate), Cereal Milk, and Funky Malt, Kakka Dairy Bar extends its dessert offerings for the sweet-toothed. Alongside its ice cream, Kakka includes a complimentary thin waffle topping with every purchase.

In addition to its signature ice cream, Kakka also serves mouthwatering Belgian waffles, serving classics such as Maple N’ Butter and Blueberry Cream Cheese. These waffles complement the ice cream perfectly, combining the cold indulgence of the scoop with the warmth of the waffle.

Take a bite out of these irresistible ice cream-waffle pairings at Kakka Dairy Bar’s branches in Skyrise 3B, IT Park or on the 2nd Level, Ayala Center Cebu.

2. Celso’s Crib Café

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This café primarily serves an all-day breakfast menu and Filipino main dishes,including veggie lumpia and pork ala pobre. However, one of Celso’s Crib Café‘s best-kept secrets is its delectable chocolate banana waffle, allowing patrons to indulge in the classic fruit-chocolate combination.

Experience this delightful treat at this family-friendly establishment nestled in Piazza Elesia, Talamban.

3. Naekkum

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Located just a short drive from Gaisano Country Mall in Banilad, Naekkum is a pet-friendly Korean café renowned for its array of iced coffee drinks and flavored options, perfectly complementing the café’s Nutella & Peanut Butter waffles. These waffles strike a delightful balance between bitterness and sweetness, making for a satisfying afternoon snack.

Guests at Naekkum can relish in the comforting ambiance of the café’s interiors while enjoying the delectable waffles and beverages on offer. Sample some of Naekkum’s signature waffles at Skyrise 2, 888 Prissan Road, Banilad.

4. Birdseed Breakfast Club + Café

This all-day breakfast eatery offers a delightful selection of buttermilk waffles and pancakes, perfect for those craving a sweet start to their day—or any time of day, really. Opting for the buttermilk waffles treats diners to a mouthwatering combination of blueberry compôte, whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and macerated berries, alongside succulent chicken seasoned with rosemary and thyme, accompanied by gravy and spicy maple syrup.

For a sweeter option, patrons can indulge in the dessert waffle: chocolate-stuffed buttermilk waffles adorned with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and chocolate shavings.

Savor these delectable buttermilk waffles at Birdseed Breakfast Club + Café, conveniently situated in Axis Entertainment Avenue, Vibo Place, N. Escario Street.

5. DINE Brunch + Bar

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A popular Streetscape spot, DINE Brunch + Bar is a prime destination offering an all-day breakfast menu that includes a selection of waffle flavors like ube, banana and pecan, and bacon and eggs. Guests can also customize their waffles with maple syrup and a variety of toppings. With its innovative ube waffle, DINE Brunch + Bar seamlessly blends classic favorites with Filipino flair.

DINE Brunch + Bar is located at Streetscape, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad.



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