After finishing dinner on The Drive at Havana’s one dark and rainy Tuesday night, my friends and I were craving something sweet.
We wracked our brains for a while thinking of a dessert place in the area and could only think of La Casa Gelato. It was pretty cold out so we weren’t really in the mood for ice cream.
I hopped onto Urbanspoon and saw a name that I didn’t recognize – Scandilicious. It was only 1 block away so it was perfect!
Scandilicious is a new waffle café that opened on The Drive about a month ago. They serve 5 different types of waffles with so many sweet or savoury options!
- Liege – served hot, a dense chewy and sweet waffle
- Brussels – The typical waffles you see served at most places
- Vaffler – a thin, tender, lightly crispy waffle spiced with cardamom
- WOS – Short for Waffle on a Stick
- Gluten Free – Good option for those with dietary limitations
They also make their own sauces that they are looking to bottle up and sell soon in store.
When I arrived at the store, I was greeted with such a warm scent. I was also mesmerized by all the options. After debating for awhile, we finally got to ordering.
Vaffler with espresso sauce topped with vanilla ice cream
WOW. This was my absolute favourite of the night. The pairing of espresso with vanilla ice cream is perfect. My favourite part of it was the espresso sauce. It was flavourful, not too sweet, and had a butteriness to it like caramel.
The Vaffler itself on its own was really good and spiced with cardamom, which made it have a nice subtle and light gingery taste to it.
Vaffler with Coconut spread
The coconut spread was similar to the Malaysian Coconut Spread called Kaya but was more flavourful and richer. It wasn’t overpowering or artificial tasting either. It initially looks like it might not be enough sauce but it definitely is enough for such a delicate waffle.
Vaffler with dark chocolate cherry sauce
The dark chocolate cherry sauce wasn’t my favourite but that might also be my taste preference. It was a little grainier compared to their other sauces.
Brussels Waffle with Almond Butter
This style of waffle is one that you see often. It was light and crispy. My friend chose the almond butter that was quite thick and tasted just like ground almonds.
To sum up my experience at Scandilicious, I was surprised and will definitely be back again soon. It’s a great addition to the neighbourhood and provides lots of options for those looking for something heavier, sweeter, or lighter.
The price point is also good – see their menu for prices.
They have lots of sauces and it just so happens they’re hosting a sample night on Friday, March 22, 6pm to 7pm at their quickie take out window. Stop by if you’re in the area (limit one sample per person)! Check out their website or facebook page for more information.
Words of wisdom
- Ask them for help and suggestions if you’re overwhelmed by the options
- Experiment with flavours and be creative!
- Good on the wallet!
We Rate Scandilicious:
1340 Commercial Drive