by Caitlin Saniga
I visited: Cast Iron Waffles, a coffee and waffles shop with indoor and outdoor seating
I tried: Liege waffles deluxe with Nutella, fruit and whipped cream
Why it stood out: Cast Iron Waffles serves brioche-style waffles made in a cast-iron waffle press. The waffles are made with what a server described as a “dough,” rather than a batter, studded with Belgian pearl sugar that crisps and caramelizes when the dough cooks in the press. I chose a deluxe waffle because it comes with a drizzle of warm Nutella, a choice of two seasonal fruits (The options on the day I went were strawberries, kiwi and bananas.) and a pile of homemade whipped cream. The waffle was dense and smelled like vanilla, and the portion was perfect for breakfast or a snack,even though the dough didn’t fill out an entire square.
It cost: $4.25
Find out more:
9604 Longstone Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277
*$6 Snacks is a recurring feature that reviews an area eatery’s snack — for $6 or less. Look at a map of the places we’ve tried.