After a great reception at Carter Road, Wafflist unveiled its second outlet in Fort. Katha Nauriyal visited to see if it matched up
When I’m craving some delectable waffles, Wafflist is my go-to joint, so it’s no surprise that I’d recommend the Carter Road outlet to everyone. But, it’s also no revelation that all outlets are not always created equal. So, before I could recommend the branch in Fort, I had to go try it out myself.
Tucked away in South Bombay, Wafflist makes a good first impression, with a sprawling space quite unlike its tiny Bandra counterpart. Sturdy brick walls and brown hues dominate the space, with an interactive wall cleverly placed on one side, which you can use to paste notes and reviews on, or to share your experience at Wafflist with future customers.
There are two floors you can pick from here, but my dining companion and I settled in at the lower floor and began the true test of a good waffle joint — tasting what it had to offer. We first sampled the two flavours of ice fizzes — Green Apple & Mint (`120) and Strawberry & Basil (`120). Both were refreshing and flavoursome, with the first drink offering a minty, green apple essence. The second passed muster as well, with its funky texture and heavy berry taste.
The Chocolate Chilli Shot (`40) was highly recommended, so we tried that next. Overloaded with chocolate, which is followed by a ting of spice, it was served warm. And, while the twist of flavours adds a little novelty to the menu, we’re not quite sure if it will appeal to you on every visit. Having said that, it deserves at least one try. The Hot Chocolate Shot (`60) was also on the recommended list — and this I loved! A rich, miniature version of a decadent hot chocolate, the preparation had the perfect balance of sweetness. However it was too hot to gulp down in one go (like a shot), so I took large slurps instead, which helped it last longer.
Then came the much-awaited Cookie Rookie (Rs 160) and Chocoloaded (Rs 150) waffles, both of which were heavenly! The Cookie Rookie looked as delicious as it tasted. It was not too moist and had the perfect texture. With a dash of oreo crumble and white chocolate, everything in it was just right. The Chocoloaded, on the other hand, was accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and sprinkled with butterscotch nuts. However, the nuts were a little hard to bite into, slightly ruining the overall experience. Both waffles were well-presented and served warm, which accentuated their flavours. We then took a break from all the sweetness and tried the Waffle Fries (Rs 70) with spicy mayo dip (Rs 50) and harissa dip (Rs 60). The platter of regular potato chips looked like waffles and while the spicy mayo accompanied them well, the harissa dip was too spicy and quite unappetising. We also tried the staff recommended Roesti (Rs 190), but were left disappointed. Prepared with a waffle base, butter, spicy mayo and served with potatoes, jalapeños and olives, the innovative dish could have been a hit, but failed to impress me.
In a nutshell, Wafflist at Fort, is an expansive, more polished version of the Bandra outlet. While the new additions may not be hits for everyone, I highly recommend it if you’re looking to pig out on a selection of mouthwatering waffles!
Where Shop No 3B, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Fort, Opposite State Bank of India, Fort
Meal for two Approximately Rs 700