BYO Waffle at The Waffle Bar KC

I recently heard from a friend about this new dessert spot that was putting everything on a waffle and knew I had to check them out. Located at the corner of Central Street & Ward Parkway at the beautiful Country Club Plaza sits a quaint little shop that quietly is making a “sweet” name for themselves. With “The Diet Ends Here” exclaimed in soft frosting on the window-front, you know something good is in store: The Waffle Bar KC. 

All photos by Anthony West.

All photos by Anthony West.

Inspired by trendy eateries in California & Texas, the owners Rayan Awad and Marwa Noaman wanted to bring their love of waffles to Kansas City in a way that hadn’t been done before. Bubble Waffles are the staple and– My Oh My–are they good! As a first timer I was tempted by the many toppings available, but tried to be as conservative as possible: vanilla bean ice cream (Sourced from Sylas & Maddy’s in Olathe), Fruity Pebbles, peanut butter chips, chocolate sprinkles, and Nutella drizzle all wrapped into a freshly made bubble waffle. Let me tell ya…this took me to my Happy Place! The flavors combined with the balance of hot and cold ingredients was outstanding.

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The shop itself is pretty neat: bright chairs for seating and chalkboard walls that make great selfie backgrounds, you get the vibe of stepping into a trendy spot that may be one of Kansas City's newest and best-kept secrets. With a recent opening in September 2017, The Waffle Bar deems themselves a pop-up shop. However, something tells me they may be in KC for the long run; and with a menu that is ever-changing, I’m excited to see what they drum up next. One thing is for sure… their Waffle Pops are on my radar! More specifically, the super-popular “Strawberry Crunch” recipe which features: cookie butter icing, graham crackers, strawberry jelly, and white chocolate. Here’s a look at these awesome folks whipping one up below!

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If you get a chance to visit them, be sure to tag: @WaffleBarKC & @Mikcexplore in your posts!