Tucked into the tiniest of storefronts along Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill is Waffallonia. We’re talking NYC apartment small people. But location-size doesn’t matter in this case because it’s all about the waffles.
Waffallonia starts its attack on your senses from the very moment you walk by the door. Once inside, the sweet waffle goodness entangles your brain and instantly causes drool. You’re doomed from the start.
There are six set menu items all involving the star of the show… liege waffles. If you’re not familiar with liege waffles they’re light and fluffy yet crispy and made with pearl sugar which adds a hint of sweetness. Because of that sweetness, I view the waffles as more of a dessert, but these waffles would be good at any time of day. Seriously. Waffle cravings can hit you at any time of the day.
I ordered the “Antwerp” which is a liege waffle, your choice of Dave & Andy’s ice cream, and chocolate sauce. I chose speculoos ice cream mostly because I had never had it before but vanilla, chocolate, and a few other ice cream flavors are available.
The waffle itself was dense yet airy. And the speculoos which tasted like cinnamon, cookies, and heaven plus the chocolate sauce created one of my new favorite flavor combinations. I would have liked the pearl sugar to come through with a little more sweetness but don’t let stop you from trying something from this tiny shop.
Waffallonia is a must stop when in Squirrel Hill… before, after, or instead of dinner.