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Posted By Valerie Woolard On Sep 21, 2010 @ 8:49 pm In The Specials | Comments Disabled

0916101137We love waffles. Actually we like most things that can be respectably be covered with whipped cream and Nutella. And after a stint in a region where such treats were much more ubiquitous [1], we were starting to get cravings.

Enter Sfoof’s Woofle Cafe, the latest tenant in one of the many seemingly haunted storefronts on Bancroft Ave. east of the intersection with Telegraph Ave. It may have once been a joke shop. Or a candy shop. Or neither.

The point is that now it serves woofles, concoctions hailingĀ  from a previously uncharted culinary territory in roughly the same neighborhood as Belgian waffles. The word sfoof comes from the name for Middle Eastern turmeric cakes. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influence extends beyond just the name; lassis, baklava, Turkish coffee and lots of aioli were also on the menu.

The waffles come in many creative flavors, including savory combinations, but we decided to stay a little more traditional and got the summer special: ice cream, fruit and chocolate sauce. It was tasty, but then that’s true of most things covered in ice cream and chocolate sauce. Has anyone been more adventurous and tried the other, less-traditional waffles? Or the Berkeley-themed paninis? Let us know in the comments.

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