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Pegi Waffles, P. Guevarra St., San Juan

Waffles. Where do I even begin? I'm a self-proclaimed breakfast food aficionado but somehow never really learned to enjoy waffles. It's not that I don't like it, it's just not really high on my list, and even though it's ~fancier~, pancakes >>> waffles. So when I got invited to this foodie meet-up, I was really excited.

I've passed by Pegi Waffles, I think, twice since I moved to Quezon City. To be honest, I had no idea about them: that they're actually the supplier of the Belgian waffles at Starbucks, which people have grown to love over the years. Whenever I'd see the place, it reminded me a little bit of Mom & Tina's, I guess because of the blue and they're both, you know, the dainty and quaint types.

The interiors feels both cozy, comfortable and modern, appears polished without being intimidating. Especially loved the touches of gray and the striped pattern on the couches. It's like one of those hidden cafes that you discover where you can imagine yourself finding a perfect spot to spend an entire afternoon either to hangout with friends or to finish all the things you need to blog (well, in my case). I'm not sure if they have Wi-Fi though, I forgot to ask. There's ample lighting inside the cafe, and yes, Instagram-worthy.

And though it bears a breakfast staple (or dessert, whichever you prefer) on its name, Pegi Waffles serves so much more than that.

They were really generous as we were served appetizers and we were able to order our food of choice for main course. We were quite a big group that day so there was so much food. I was able to had a bite or two of practically everything that was served but I think I'll note here those that were standouts. We were in for a big treat!

Clockwise starting from upper left: Stroopwafels and New York cheesecake with banana cookie butter, Eggs Benedict, 2 pieces of scones with clotted cream and marmalade and tuna melt 
My favorite out of these four are the scones and the tuna melt! The Scones made me feel like all dignified (LOLJK) but, seriously, it was really the best! It was soft, a tiny bit crumbly and tasted buttery on its own. The combination of the clotted cream and marmalade was a tickle to the palate! I absolutely recommend it. Best served with tea! The Tuna Melt is a runner-up. The generous filling of tuna chunks and the cheesy goodness made it my second favorite from the appetizers.

Euro Chicken & Waffle and Frank & Pegi
Beef Lasagna and Salmon Lasagna

Chicken Cordon Bleu and Spaghetti Vongole
Wagyu Beef Salpicao and Chicken Ala Kiev
Creamed Spinach Ravioli and  Banana Bliss Dessert Waffle
My top picks are: Salmon Lasagna. I've always preferred cream-based pasta than the oil and tomato ones. One mistake I've made is not to ask how huge each serving is, and was met with a huge platter that can stuff two to three people. I loved how there were hefty salmon meat with lots of flavor. The pasta was soft and the cream was a tad overwhelming, but everything still works for me. Wagyu Beef Salpicao. I think everyone agreed this is one of the best dishes we had that day. The beef was oh-so tender and packed with flavor. That right there is premium beef, both by its texture and taste. It was a really satisfying meal that I enjoyed. And lastly, the Chicken Ala Kiev. First time I've heard of this recipe (it was also a new entree on the menu) and was surprised by how it tasted. It looked like cordon bleu, but when you slice it, there's this oil/sauce that comes out adding more depth to the flavor of the chicken.

I wasn't able to taste the other dessert waffles served (still a bit hesitant haha) but luckily, Ms. Anna Katigbak, owner of Pegi Waffles, was kind enough to send us home a bag of original liege waffle in sugar. The night after the event, I was hungry and needed something sweet and munched on my takehome treats. And it was such a revelation to me. I now understand why people love their waffles! I even brought the waffles to work to share to my friends and we all fell in love with it.

Pegi Waffles is synonymous to the best waffles in town and also so much more! I felt that the dishes they serve are well thought of and excellent in quality. I wouldn't mind spending extra for food as delicious as these. I highly recommend this place. I'm definitely getting another bag of scones and waffles next time! And if you're in San Juan, please do pay them a visit. You won't be sorry! :)


Pegi Waffles Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Pegi Waffles is located at 333 P. Guevarra St., Little Baguio, San Juan, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Mondays - Fridays)
                              8:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Weekends)
Contact No.: (02) 246-9069 ext 242
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