Restaurant Review: Buttermilk Fine Waffles

>> Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My favorite brunch item of all time is the waffle. No matter where I go, if there’s a waffle on the menu I’m ordering it. Any time is a great time for a delicious chewy waffle with just a touch of sweetness to satisfy my cravings. So when Buttermilk announced their opening, I was literally counting down the days till they opened.

Atmosphere: A café style eatery with modern décor in a relaxed setting.

Price Range: up to Mid $10s

Food: When you enter, you first place your order and then take a seat while waiting for the staff to prepare the waffles. After a quick peek at the menu, I knew immediately that I wanted to try the Rachel’s Cinnamon Bun waffle. I love cinnamon and there are few things that can rival a well done cinnamon bun. Since we were in a larger group that day, we definitely ordered a couple of those along with the Blueberry and Village.

It was quite busy and we were lucky enough to find ourselves a seat before shortly receiving our orders. The cinnamon bun came out first featuring their fluffy buttermilk waffle topped with cinnamon simple syrup, pecans and cream cheese frosting. It looked amazing and the first bite solidified it. The waffle was crispy on the outside but fluffy and chewy on the inside, lighter than the typical American styled waffles. None of the toppings were overly too sweet, which is always my concern when you see both syrup and frosting together. Instead they all complemented the waffle very well and tasted really delicious together. The pecans added a nice crunch to the plate and I’m glad they were there.

The Blueberry version comprised of the buttermilk waffle topped with fresh blueberry compote and crème fraiche. Again, the compote had just a hint of sweetness and my friends decided to order some maple syrup to accompany their waffle. We enjoyed the taste of the waffles with the blueberries together, it was definitely a classic combination done well.

Lastly we also tried the Village which features the waffle with village’s vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and topped with melted chocolate sauce. They were unfortunately out of the sticky toffee sauce, which I would have loved to try. Caramel and ice cream with a waffle! Divine! Guess I’ll have to save that for next time. The chocolate version was just as delicious. Nothing like eating ice cream for breakfast right? This waffle was decadent and it would be perfect as a dessert. In a flurry we almost forgot to order drinks, but luckily we did end up getting some Orange Juice, squeezed to order. It was extremely tasty and refreshing. The Phil and Sebastian Coffee was brewed well and tasted great with the sweet waffles. I’m excited to see how they expand their beverage selection as well as their waffle menu in the near future.

My Picks: Rachel’s Cinnamon Bun

Overall: After tasting their delicious waffle offerings, I’m really excited to see how Buttermilk is going to evolve their menu over the coming months. It would be great to see savoury options and the liege waffle make an appearance to open up even more dining choices.

Buttermilk Fine Waffles
330 17 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 287-9094

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Son Nguyen Truong September 9, 2015 at 3:22 AM  

If you could share the recipe of this delicious yum.

One Way Links visit site September 29, 2015 at 11:02 PM  

We went here with our kids for dinner and I have to say, I am quite impressed. When you walk into the restaurant, there is a giant menu on your left and the cashier in front of you. You order and pay at the counter and then you grab a seat. We had a few waffles ranging from the blueberry,...

Riya Singh October 6, 2015 at 1:47 AM  

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