922 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910739.948369 -75.157072
Mon. - Fri. 7am - 8pm;Sat. - Sun. 8am - 7pm
Neighborhoods: Center City, Washington Square West
Expensive and doughy – It costs about 2.60 I think for one waffle, and 2.50 for coffee (without tax). The girl behind the counterwas very unfriendly. And the waffles? A doughy, heavy, greasy mess! Won't be back until they get rid of the unfriendly girl, and make a decent waffel that tastes like real food insted of playdough! The waffles were way too sweet, and I would love to have the option of real maple syrup, scince it is a waffle house.
What Belgian waffle? – At 2.99 for two mini waffles and a coffee, I thought I had spotted a good deal, except that the waffles (as everyone else has described) have doughy chewy interiors, and the outside was all covered with burnt bits from the last twenty waffles they cooked. For some reason the guy I ordered from also added hard sugar bits into the waffles, so I ended up with a sugar headache. Though I know nothing about making waffles, the last time I had a Belgian waffle was in a market in Singapore (of all places), and they served up a golden brown confection, with a small bowl of melted Belgian chocolate. So I was expecting something more from Bonte. Alas!
NOT Yumm-Oh! – Ok, if you go to a Belgian Waffle Cafe, you'll expect the waffles to be the specialty. I don't know what kind of mixture they use, but the waffles are NOT waffles. They're doughy, undercooked squares of I don't know what. The sandwiches looked yummy, but I didn't try one. If this is what a true Belgian waffle is, then sorry, I want none of it.
Do they know what waffles are??? – Whoever gave this place 4 stars must work there. The sandwiches and salads are OK, but their waffles are disgusting. It's very doughy and undercooked (as the other reviewers noted). Waffle House has better waffles...IHOP has better waffles. A teenager could make a better waffle with a waffle maker. I'm never going back there for waffles again.
i had a serious craving for a belgium waffle...man was disappointed. the waffle would have probably been more enjoyable had it not been covered in the crust from the waffle iron...and still something was missing...where was the powdered sugar..where was the cruchy exterior. the sandwhichs in the display case looked tasty..but at almost $7 i won't be taking any chances to find out
wafflerie that cannot get the waffles right – I went to the Bonte Wafflerie today for brunch, mainly to try the Belgian waffles again. While the pre-made foccaccia sandwiches (ham and salami mixed together) were ok, the waffles were an unmitigated disaster - way way undercooked, with doughy raw interiors. I wrote the first cooking mishap off - attributing the undercooked mess to the many strawberries in the dough, but the second waffle - pecan - was again inedible even after we asked the teen-age girl working the counter to cook it again. It was returned the same underbaked, unpalatable way (we simply left it on the plate).
I think the main problem is that Bonte is acting like just another fast food outlet ? hiring willing but inexperienced and unknowledgeable employees (ours looked like high-schoolers) who are expected to turn out foods and drinks, in this case Belgian style waffles and espresso drinks for whose preparation they have no adequate training.
Bonte has a good array of baked goods (croissants, etc.) and butter and jams (Bonne Maman) and the sandwiches are ample and good. What sours the entire Bonte experience is that fact that the main draw ? the waffles ? are inadequately prepared.
Great coffee, great waffles, but surprisingly great lunch too! – yes, come here for the coffee and the waffles, but surprisingly, the lunch food is especially delicious. seems fresh and well made. avocado and turkey sandwiches, delicious lentil soup. also, the barristas are incredibly nice. they remember regulars and are very friendly. there are a lot of jefferson med students studying at the tables outside - i bet they'd get even more business if they offered a jeff discount *hint hint!
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