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Waffle Station: Excellent Sweet & Savoury Waffle Creations at Americana Plaza Mall

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Angie El Batrawy
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Waffle Station: Excellent Sweet & Savoury Waffle Creations at Americana Plaza Mall

There’s something about going to see a movie that requires constant snacking. At Americana Plaza, the area surrounding the cinema has booths serving everything from ice cream to hotdogs and cupcakes.

What really caught our eye, however, was the Waffle Station booth. The menu isn’t exactly huge, but offers traditional sweet waffles, as well as savoury sandwiches, alongside milkshakes and coffee.

The savoury options all use waffles as bread, including the Cheese Burger (28LE), Chicken and Cheese (27LE), and Club Sandwich (22LE). The desserts include the Sugar and Cinnamon waffle (25LE), Philadelphia Cheese Cake waffle (27LE), Apple and Cinnamon waffle (25LE), or you can create your own where each sauce or topping costs an additional 5LE, and a bowl of ice cream costs 9LE.

We opted for the Cheese Burger and Chicken and Cheese  alongside the Sugar and Cinnamon with additional ice cream. When we were reluctant about the Philadelphia Cheese Cake waffle (27LE), the server offered us to try it. We're not too proud to admit that he was right and ordered one as well.

The savoury options tasted just as delicious as they looked. Taking a little longer to prepare than the desserts, the Cheese Burger, topped with melted cheese, onions, lettuce, ketchup and mayo, was very tasty yet surprisingly light. Similarly with the Chicken, topped with cheese and lettuce, we couldn’t decide our favourite. The chicken was cooked very well, and all the ingredients were fresh, and packaged very neatly. While neither of them was particularly filling, we still thoroughly enjoyed them.

The desserts were simply incredible. Topped with walnuts, icing and ice cream, the Sugar and Cinnamon waffle, was our favourite between the desserts. The Philadelphia Cheese Cake topped with berry sauce, despite the novelty, just couldn’t fare up to the Sugar and Cinnamon.

We found Waffle Station to be a very enjoyable experience. It’s not easy to create something delicious with minimal ingredients, let alone create something new.

360 Tip

Look out for Waffle Station at Cairo's increasing number of food-based festivals and carnivals - they're always there.

Best Bit

All the ingredients are fresh and delicious.

Worst Bit

The savoury options aren't very filling - order two. Or three.

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