Sure, a pancake is great, but there’s something about a waffle that takes flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract to another level. Maybe it’s the texture: perfect, square craters that catch pools of syrup and melted butter and a bit of whipped cream. Or, maybe it’s the larger surface area, or their plain versatility that makes them so great. Whatever that elusive X-factor is, Waffle in downtown Providence certainly has it.
The Liège-waffle eatery hasn’t been open for a long time, but over the course of it’s short street life, ownership has changed. In January of this year, Nikki Medeiros took over with a plan in mind: expand the menu and make the waffles larger. Originally, the waffle joint wasn’t Nikki’s vision. The seasoned businesswoman was looking for more of a diner setup, but when a mutual friend shared the Waffle property on Facebook, she was immediately intrigued. With a passion for dessert and a hankering for starting a new project, Nikki took Waffle off of the previous owner’s hands.
This Weybosset joint produces the culinary delights of dreams. Before you ask – yes, they sell the old stand-bys like banana, strawberry, and nutella waffles. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll hit the chocolate jackpot. Try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup waffle served with house-made chocolate ganache, Reese’s peanut butter sauce, peanut butter cup crumble, and peanut butter cup ice cream. However, the kicker on this menu is the Grilled Cheese Waffle. A creation worthy of Food Network Instagram envy, this waffle is served simply: a brioche base with a blanket of melted mozzarella cheese on top.