Nero Belgian Wafflebar
Nero Belgian Waffle Bar
1703 Robson St, Vancouver
Would that be Brussels or Liege today?
I've been asking friends to visit Nero with me since my visit to Vancouver 3 weeks ago, and over the weekend from a little 'ops' I'm staying in Vancouver for a night' finally gave me the chance to try this little beloved place that many of my foodie friends rave about in West Van.
The place's interior was warm, cozy and quite tiny - all wood trimmings and little pumpkin's placed all around. The smell of fresh waffles was tantalizing, and upon having the menu catch my eye ... ahh it was a dangerous moment. The gentleman at the till was very nice and went through some of their most popular waffles and explained to me the difference and ideal pairing for the Brussel's waffle (crispy + light in texture) vs the Liege waffle (sweet and soft). Being I've never had a crispy/light waffle... I ended up opting for one of their most popular orders of
- Bresilienne + brussels waffle -
(Vanilla ice cream, real whipped cream, hazelnut crumble and dark chocolate sauce)
and my girl friend got their
- Mocha + brussels waffle-
(Vanilla ice cream, espresso infused whipped cream & dark Belgian chocolate)
+ a lavender earl grey tea
My total came to just under $20. For waffles + tea, it may seem a bit much, however I'm a sucker for real whipped cream, dark chocolate.. and well good waffles; so for that price, the experience and mouthgasm that came along with how deliciously light with the right amount of sweet... the waffle was very very well worth it. I finished my waffle in record time and felt no regrets for having so much sugar first thing in the morning what to ever!
I mean.. take a moment and appreciate its beauty. Can't wait till I get to go back again next time! (I really want to try their mini Leige waffles that are filled with custard!) :D Nero opens from 11am - 11pm, so like Calgary's Buttermilk, these waffles are available when you're waking up for brunch or perfect sharable dessert post dinner around Robson!
If anyone has any more waffle gem's to suggest to me - anywhere in the world, please let me know. I really love dressed up waffles. <3
Watch me whip.. and watch me nom nom / el