The internet briefly went wild over rainbow bagels earlier this year, but we’ve got good news for you if you’re dying to try the trend: SA has its very own rainbow waffles – in Bloemfontein, nogal!
The waffles are the creation of Risna and Ryno Opperman of Urth Café, situated at the Urth Garden Centre in Bloemfontein. “They’re a bit time consuming to make and quite messy,” says Risna, “but they’re lovely-looking and are popular on our menu.” Risna says they’ve had to adapt their normal dough after finding out that standard recipes didn’t work so well with the colours.
In addition to the rainbow waffle, Urth Café also offer a beautiful strawberry red-velvet waffle with dark chocolate shavings and ice cream (R45); a bubblegum-flavoured blue-velvet waffle with cream-cheese icing (R45); and honeycomb-crunch waffles with caramel syrup (R40).
Alternatively, try one of the savoury waffles, like the one topped with biltong and blue cheese (R35), a pizza waffle (R65), or a waffle burger. They even offer breakfast waffles with traditional brekkie toppings (R42).
In addition to their insane selection of waffles, Urth Café also offers guests an animal farm, a splash pool, and several jungle gyms for kids.
And, in great news for glutards, their waffles come gluten free, too.