My friend CC told me about this waffle place near Coquitlam Centre — Miracle Belgian Waffle. Having moved to Richmond, I’m not in Coquitlam as often anymore; so when CC wanted to meet up in Coquitlam, I took the opportunity to check it out.
There are close to a couple dozens of waffle items to choose from, mostly sweet but with a few savoury options. You also get to choose between Brussels (crispy) and Liege (soft) waffles. It reminds me of Nero in downtown.
As a huge fan of mango, without hesitation I ordered the Mango Paradise on a Liege Waffle. On top of the waffle were fresh mango and strawberries, mango ice cream and a yogurt sauce. The waffle had a nice texture, denser than Brussels waffles, soft yet chewy. While the waffle could be a shade darker in colour (especially around the edges), you could see speckles of sugar still glittering on the surface. The sweetness and tartness were balanced quite well between the sweet waffle, mango chunks, strawberry slices, ice cream and yogurt sauce. The plate looked very inviting and overall it’s a very satisfying plate for a mango fan. Could’ve used a few more pieces of mango or a bit more mango ice cream but I just really like mango!
My eyes went wide open when the Waikiki Brothers arrived. The ingredients were piled up a mile high! This plate had a better balance of texture — chewy liege waffle, creamy ice cream and whipped cream, plus the addition of some crunchy coconut flakes. The combo of pineapple and mango was a bit on the tart side so it’s smart for them to add some white chocolate shavings to dial up the sweetness. The colour was not as vibrant and pretty looking as the Mango Paradise, but still a very tasty plate.
It was a Saturday afternoon around the holidays, so I expected to see a busy cafe for holiday meetups but to my surprise, for awhile we were the only table there. Afterwards the place was filled up with a few more tables but traffic was still slow.
People may find the service “slow” but the waffles are made to order so I thought the wait time for our order was acceptable. But they could definitely use some help in proofreading their menu haha!
Coquitlam doesn’t have many dessert places so it’s nice to see something like Miracle. The waffles are priced between $6 and $9, which is not too bad. It makes a nice meetup spot for the younger generations in the area. I hope it will get enough business to be sustainable.
Miracle Belgian Waffle
160-2950 Glen Drive, Coquitlam