Waffle Crush Wednesday: Petite Abeille
We visited the restaurant’s east side location on 20th Street, but this easy-going cafe also has a spot between Chelsea and Flatiron. Quaint and humble, Petite Abeille does not boast or brag. Its lack of mid-day, mid-week brunch-goers may be one of its best qualities.
Waffles and eggs are the cafe’s main breakfast items (common interests: check), so we started on a good note. But then, immediately a dilemma. The Banoffee or the Brazilian waffles? “How did they choose between two ridiculously over-indulgent dishes?” you may ask. So, we didn’t choose. We ordered both.
The Banoffee is a classic buttermilk waffle: beautifully fluffy, slightly crispy, and topped with a grilled banana, dulce de leche, whipped cream, toasted almonds, and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
The Brazilian, also a buttermilk waffle, features caramel sauce, roasted caramelized nuts, whipped cream and — WAIT FOR IT — coffee ice cream. Who doesn’t enjoy their morning java fix in the form of a melted ice cream pool?
To balance out the sweet, we ordered an egg frittata: bacon, mushrooms, spinach, and fingerling potatoes engulfed in a skillet of fluffy eggs. Each forkful soaked up the waffles’ delicious and unashamed sin.
Are we destined for a heart attack? Yes. But did we love every bite? Also yes.
Our Very, Very Unofficial Waffle Rating: 8.1