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Sink your teeth into an authentic taste of Belgium

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar

1703 Robson St.


Rating. 5/5

Price range. $

Business lunch. Yes

Lunch with co-workers. Yes

Social lunch. Yes

Quick solo lunch. Yes

You can smell them half a block away. Their scent is nearly as intoxicating as the flavour itself. Authentic Belgian waffles — made by Belgians (half the thrill, right?) — are now available on Robson Street.

Find them at a sliver of a restaurant called Nero Belgian Waffle Bar. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in character and quality of product.

Husband and wife team Jan and Eilnaz explained that my savoury Parisienne Brussels waffle isn’t exactly traditional. In their country, you’d find people eating similar toppings on a baguette.

Visually, the creation’s ‘wow effect’ is in full force. A generous handful of walnuts are dumped on a light and crispy Brussels waffle strewn with four thick slices of sumptuous Brie cheese and drizzled with honey. I couldn’t imagine anything possibly tasting better than this.

An authentic Belgian savoury option is the Queen, topped with homemade chicken mushroom stew. And, of course, a sweet and chewy Liege waffle (perhaps drizzled with white chocolate?) is an absolute must.