I found out about Miura Waffle Milk Bar one afternoon while I was walking along Davie Street. I looked to my left, and noticed a sign up advertising waffles and various milk drinks, and looked past the small patio and into the cute restaurant thinking that this was something different that I definitely wanted to try. And so I did.
Not too many days afterward, I made lunch plans with a girlfriend of mine who is also adventurous and excited to try new things. So off we went!
Walking into Miura, we looked up at the two menu boards – the one to the right of the order counter listed all of the available beverages (both cold and hot) – which features flavoured milks. Their site states that once you try one of these drinks, you’ll never go back to soft drinks. While neither of us tried any that afternoon, I’d have to say my interest is piqued and I’m going to have to go back soon to give it a shot!
Overhead, there was a menu board that listed all of the savoury and sweet waffles and other food served. Apparently, the popular items listed include the BLT, or the more adventurous Bulgogi, Hoisin Sausage, or Wasabi Salmon options. There are also all-day breakfast versions available.
Needless to say, I was feeling adventurous and went for the Bulgogi Waffle ($5.99), made up of beef, kimchi and egg. I wasn’t sure what to expect with a sandwich in a waffle, as I haven’t actually had one before anywhere, and I was very happy with it! The waffle itself was nicely browned and warm with a crisp shell, and the filling was served fresh and hot, in two pieces (perfect for sharing)! It was pleasantly spicy and flavourful, and now I’m sold on the fact that I should try the other more interesting sandwiches by Miura.
My girlfriend went with the BLT ($4.99), which of course contains bacon, lettuce and tomato. I had a bite of this as well, and it was delicious! Fresh ingredients and a classic sandwich, with a twist!
As the waffles are not really large (I would say 1.5 would be ideal for lunch), the two of us then decided to share something for dessert. One of their most popular sweet waffles is the Fruits and Cream one ($4.00), and it contains a seasonal fruit and pastry cream custard. This time around, it was filled with peaches, and it was fantastic!
By the end of the meal, both of us were smiling happily, quite content with this new-found restaurant. We definitely will return another day for a quick , easy and unique lunch! The staff was also very friendly, and were very helpful while we ordered, and made sure to bring our dessert waffle just as we were finishing up our mains. Also keep an eye out for specials that they may have on certain days!