Saturday, January 19, 2013
Nancy's Quick Pick #5, Nero Belgian Waffle Bar
Nero's Belgian Waffle Bar , on Robson at Bidwell St., makes waffles in both the Brussels and Liege styles. Pictured above is a Liege waffle with banana and ample Nutella, with that denser, chewier texture, uneven edges and bits of pearl sugar. I will try the lighter, crispier Brussels waffle next time I go. They have all sorts of interesting toppings including savoury ones, or you can just have your fresh waffle topless. It's a cute little shop with several tables and charmingly authentic Belgian owners (a young couple who have just had their first baby). They also make good espresso coffees, and seem to be open all the time - right now listing 11 pm closing times! It's nice to be able to find an excellent dessert and coffee in a sit-down restaurant available after dinnertime downtown. Too often, places close down early, or they just have mediocre desserts and rely on their ambience. As of this posting, they are closed on Mondays. Don't forget the savoury options though! I've had brie, honey and walnuts on a waffle there too. Their Facebook page seems to have more information right now than their website which is under construction.