Horse on Heels

Restaurants, Cafés Fitzroy
A waffle with a selection of autumn fruits
Photograph: Aleisha Mak

Are waffles the new toast? At this Fitzroy waffle haven, the answer is a big yes

While waffles aren't new to Melbourne's brunch landscape, fans of doughy, punctuated pancakes have been crying out for a dedicated waffle establishment for some time. Finally, there's Horse on Heels – a Fitzroy café that aims to fill that void, providing our sweet and savoury brunch favourites on a base of delicious, fresh waffle.

The café's forefather is The Waffle Club at Queen Vic Market; but here at Horse on Heels, waffles also appear as savoury and healthy menu items. Savoury options include popcorn chicken, and egg and sausage; and for those with dietary requirements, there are healthy vegan, gluten and dairy-free waffles. 

Interior of Horse on Heels

Of course, the masterminds behind Horse on Heels have not forgotten to keep traditional sweet selections on the menu. For all-out deliciousness, don’t miss the matcha white chocolate ice cream (waffle) sandwich.

A cleverly designed dining area gives you an opportunity to sit down, savour and waffle on about your new favourite all-day dessert spot. An outdoor area with an open-facing kitchen will keep the magic alive as you watch your favourite combinations being created.

By: Jay Smiles


Venue name: Horse on Heels
Address: 50
Rose St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 9am-4pm
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