Fodor's Expert Review Waffle-era Tea Room

$ Old San Juan Café

The only tearoom in Puerto Rico is hugely popular, and its relocation to a larger space (with reservations) made locals very happy. You can choose from nearly 30 loose teas, including white and fruity blends as well as black, or a carefully crafted cocktail menu, but you may be more curious about the coffee setup, which looks like a mad scientist's experiment. It's a siphon fire-brewing system, a painstaking process popular in Japan. Food consists of house-made sweet or savory waffles or smaller "wafflitos" (the crème brûlée wafflito is decadent) and a tapas menu with signature ham-hugged dates stuffed with Gorgonzola and cherry tomatoes, wrapped in fire-torched, brandy-infused prosciutto. A "waffle-izza" has fresh tomato sauce and blowtorch-melted mozzarella.

Café Casual Breakfast Lunch Coffee Brunch Dessert Quick Bite $

Quick Facts

252 Calle San José
San Juan, n/a Puerto Rico  00901, Puerto Rico

787-721–1512

www.waffle-era.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner

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