Waffles no longer have to be a ‘sometimes’ food, with a variety of healthy (and not so healthy) offerings from the new Piggy Barn Waffle House.
Located in the heart of the city, this waffle house has a mix of sweet and savoury offerings to satisfy various cravings.
At Piggy Barn, customers can choose a base waffle and then select from a range of topping combinations.
We tried out the green matcha waffle, using a fine green tea powder from Shizuoka. To this we decided to add fresh strawberries, whipped cream and a drizzle of dark chocolate.
The freshly made waffle was soft on the inside, with a lovely subtle green tea matcha taste to it. It made for an excellent base for the fresh berries, mountain of cream and rich chocolate.
Other waffle bases include a wholemeal chia seed waffle, white chocolate waffle, or cinnamon waffle.
For anyone with a sweet-tooth, try the salted caramel gelato with crushed m&ms topping combo, or opt for bananas, whipped cream, crushed nuts and dark chocolate.
There are a range of seasonal savoury waffles on offer at the moment, with toppings including an interesting sounding macaroni and cheese, or a breaky waffle with leg ham, egg salad, cherry tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts.
To wash down your waffle, there is the usual range of coffees, hot chocolate and chai lattes available.
There are also regular teas and detox teas, including a honeybush caramel tea, packed with rooibos, chamomile, lemon balm, lemongrass, fennel and ginseng root.
For the warmer months, you can pick up iced coffees and chocolates here, as well as milkshakes and frappes.
Anyone in a rush for their waffle from the train station to the office has the option to text ahead their order.
Piggy Barn Waffle House is on Adelaide St in the city and is open from 7:30am on weekdays, and from 10am on weekends.