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Waffle Co, Penrith

Waffles drizzled in chocol­ate are a staple in dessert par­lours in Sydney, so when I found Waffle Co with their more adven­tur­ous dessert waffles, I was keen to give drop en route to the Blue Mountains.

Waffle Co looks noth­ing like how I’d expec­ted. Indeed, there is no obvi­ous sig­nage that I thought I’d set myself up to be dis­ap­poin­ted when I was faced with shop with closed shut­ters and a shop for lease next to it. Luckily, we quickly pulled up Google Maps.

Inside, it’s a cosy atmo­sphere with a hip­ster vibe with mis­matched fur­niture.

D starts with a Mocha ($4.50). It’s a decent cof­fee with rich chocol­ate notes.

We came for the Turkish Delight waffle. They were out of rose ice cream on the day we went, so we went with our choice: Wapple Pie ($13.50).

The Wapple Pie is a ‘cin­na­mon waffle com­bined with a stewed apple pie filling and vanilla bean ice cream’. The present­a­tion isn’t the best, but looks are deceiv­ing here.

It comes out steam­ing hot from the stewed apple pie filling. The filling is tart but this bal­ances the sweet­ness of the waffle, which is pleas­antly restrained in its cin­na­mon notes although it could’ve used a few extra minutes in the waffle iron to crisp up the edges. The vanilla bean ice cream is smooth and creamy, giv­ing much needed cold relief from the hot apple pie filling. Overall, a truly enjoy­able waffle — we’d be keen to return for the Turkish delight waffle.

Waffle Co is loc­ated at Shop 1 138/​134 Henry St, Penrith NSW 2750.