Bonte Coffee & Wafflerie

★★☆☆☆
  • 922 Walnut St

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • 215-238-7407

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Mon. - Fri. 7am - 8pm;Sat. - Sun. 8am - 7pm

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Bonte operates 3 stores in Philly, and some in New Jersey. They claim to make waffles just like the ones found on the streets of Brussels. Although I have never been there, the waffles are good and taste great fresh with available fresh fruit, nuts, and white or dark chocolate. Smells soooo good! Their coffee is also way better than Starbucks' burnt garbage!

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★★★★☆

Bonte operates 3 stores in Philly, and some in New Jersey. They claim to make waffles just like the ones found on the streets of Brussels. Although I have never been there, the waffles are good and taste great fresh with available fresh fruit, nuts, and white or dark chocolate. Smells soooo good! Their coffee is also way better than Starbucks' burnt garbage!

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We were sent here with high expectations but most of our group was underwhelmed. The waffle is supposed to be truly Belgian. Extra ingredients such as chocolate, fruit and nuts are mixed in and hard to find in the tough waffle. The plastic utensils are no match for the texture of the waffle which is served on a china plate--a strange mix with the plastic. Coffee was good and WiFi is free.

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★★★☆☆

We were sent here with high expectations but most of our group was underwhelmed. The waffle is supposed to be truly Belgian. Extra ingredients such as chocolate, fruit and nuts are mixed in and hard to find in the tough waffle. The plastic utensils are no match for the texture of the waffle which is served on a china plate--a strange mix with the plastic. Coffee was good and WiFi is free.

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It costs about 2.60 I think for one waffle, and 2.50 for coffee (without tax). The girl behind the counterwas very unfriendly. And the waffles? A doughy, heavy, greasy mess! Won't be back until they get rid of the unfriendly girl, and make a decent waffel that tastes like real food insted of playdough! The waffles were way too sweet, and I would love to have the option of real maple syrup, scince it is a waffle house.

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★☆☆☆☆

It costs about 2.60 I think for one waffle, and 2.50 for coffee (without tax). The girl behind the counterwas very unfriendly. And the waffles? A doughy, heavy, greasy mess! Won't be back until they get rid of the unfriendly girl, and make a decent waffel that tastes like real food insted of playdough! The waffles were way too sweet, and I would love to have the option of real maple syrup, scince it is a waffle house.

Pros: the place smelled good

Cons: waffles tasted like heavy dough, cranky girl, overpriced

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At 2.99 for two mini waffles and a coffee, I thought I had spotted a good deal, except that the waffles (as everyone else has described) have doughy chewy interiors, and the outside was all covered with burnt bits from the last twenty waffles they cooked. For some reason the guy I ordered from also added hard sugar bits into the waffles, so I ended up with a sugar headache. Though I know nothing about making waffles, the last time I had a Belgian waffle was in a market in Singapore (of all places), and they served up a golden brown confection, with a small bowl of melted Belgian chocolate. So I was expecting something more from Bonte. Alas!

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★★☆☆☆

At 2.99 for two mini waffles and a coffee, I thought I had spotted a good deal, except that the waffles (as everyone else has described) have doughy chewy interiors, and the outside was all covered with burnt bits from the last twenty waffles they cooked. For some reason the guy I ordered from also added hard sugar bits into the waffles, so I ended up with a sugar headache. Though I know nothing about making waffles, the last time I had a Belgian waffle was in a market in Singapore (of all places), and they served up a golden brown confection, with a small bowl of melted Belgian chocolate. So I was expecting something more from Bonte. Alas!

Pros: Coffee is passable, ambience is OK, friendly staff

Cons: Terrible waffles

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Ok, if you go to a Belgian Waffle Cafe, you'll expect the waffles to be the specialty. I don't know what kind of mixture they use, but the waffles are NOT waffles. They're doughy, undercooked squares of I don't know what. The sandwiches looked yummy, but I didn't try one. If this is what a true Belgian waffle is, then sorry, I want none of it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok, if you go to a Belgian Waffle Cafe, you'll expect the waffles to be the specialty. I don't know what kind of mixture they use, but the waffles are NOT waffles. They're doughy, undercooked squares of I don't know what. The sandwiches looked yummy, but I didn't try one. If this is what a true Belgian waffle is, then sorry, I want none of it.

Pros: $2.75 for a piece of dough

Cons: where are the waffles?

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Whoever gave this place 4 stars must work there. The sandwiches and salads are OK, but their waffles are disgusting. It's very doughy and undercooked (as the other reviewers noted). Waffle House has better waffles...IHOP has better waffles. A teenager could make a better waffle with a waffle maker. I'm never going back there for waffles again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Whoever gave this place 4 stars must work there. The sandwiches and salads are OK, but their waffles are disgusting. It's very doughy and undercooked (as the other reviewers noted). Waffle House has better waffles...IHOP has better waffles. A teenager could make a better waffle with a waffle maker. I'm never going back there for waffles again.

Pros: sandwiches

Cons: WAFFLES--blah

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i had a serious craving for a belgium waffle...man was disappointed. the waffle would have probably been more enjoyable had it not been covered in the crust from the waffle iron...and still something was missing...where was the powdered sugar..where was the cruchy exterior. the sandwhichs in the display case looked tasty..but at almost $7 i won't be taking any chances to find out

1
★★☆☆☆

i had a serious craving for a belgium waffle...man was disappointed. the waffle would have probably been more enjoyable had it not been covered in the crust from the waffle iron...and still something was missing...where was the powdered sugar..where was the cruchy exterior. the sandwhichs in the display case looked tasty..but at almost $7 i won't be taking any chances to find out

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I went to the Bonte Wafflerie today for brunch, mainly to try the Belgian waffles again. While the pre-made foccaccia sandwiches (ham and salami mixed together) were ok, the waffles were an unmitigated disaster - way way undercooked, with doughy raw interiors. I wrote the first cooking mishap off - attributing the undercooked mess to the many strawberries in the dough, but the second waffle - pecan - was again inedible even after we asked the teen-age girl working the counter to cook it again. It was returned the same underbaked, unpalatable way (we simply left it on the plate).
I think the main problem is that Bonte is acting like just another fast food outlet ? hiring willing but inexperienced and unknowledgeable employees (ours looked like high-schoolers) who are expected to turn out foods and drinks, in this case Belgian style waffles and espresso drinks for whose preparation they have no adequate training.
Bonte has a good array of baked goods (croissants, etc.) and butter and jams (Bonne Maman) and the sandwiches are ample and good. What sours the entire Bonte experience is that fact that the main draw ? the waffles ? are inadequately prepared.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to the Bonte Wafflerie today for brunch, mainly to try the Belgian waffles again. While the pre-made foccaccia sandwiches (ham and salami mixed together) were ok, the waffles were an unmitigated disaster - way way undercooked, with doughy raw interiors. I wrote the first cooking mishap off - attributing the undercooked mess to the many strawberries in the dough, but the second waffle - pecan - was again inedible even after we asked the teen-age girl working the counter to cook it again. It was returned the same underbaked, unpalatable way (we simply left it on the plate).
I think the main problem is that Bonte is acting like just another fast food outlet ? hiring willing but inexperienced and unknowledgeable employees (ours looked like high-schoolers) who are expected to turn out foods and drinks, in this case Belgian style waffles and espresso drinks for whose preparation they have no adequate training.
Bonte has a good array of baked goods (croissants, etc.) and butter and jams (Bonne Maman) and the sandwiches are ample and good. What sours the entire Bonte experience is that fact that the main draw ? the waffles ? are inadequately prepared.

Pros: good selection of pastries, ample sandwiches

Cons: the main draw of Bonte - its Belgian waffles - are badly made

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yes, come here for the coffee and the waffles, but surprisingly, the lunch food is especially delicious. seems fresh and well made. avocado and turkey sandwiches, delicious lentil soup. also, the barristas are incredibly nice. they remember regulars and are very friendly. there are a lot of jefferson med students studying at the tables outside - i bet they'd get even more business if they offered a jeff discount *hint hint!

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★★★★★

yes, come here for the coffee and the waffles, but surprisingly, the lunch food is especially delicious. seems fresh and well made. avocado and turkey sandwiches, delicious lentil soup. also, the barristas are incredibly nice. they remember regulars and are very friendly. there are a lot of jefferson med students studying at the tables outside - i bet they'd get even more business if they offered a jeff discount *hint hint!

Pros: Great coffee, great lunch

Cons: $2.50 coffee - not cheap, but a lot better than wawa

 

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