Walking into Café Hue, it hits you: The aroma of waffles crisping in the iron. Pick out some gelato, maybe opt for a dark chocolate spread, too, and then go enjoy the thing which comes piping hot, with melting gelato beginning to fill its craters.
The liege waffle is a distinctive variety from Belgium with its rich, yeasty flavor and crunchy exterior thanks to pearl sugar that melted as it cooked. It makes the perfect, edible plate ware for gelato because its sugar-coated surface doesn’t absorb the liquid. Black sesame seed gelato, along with the pistachio, are great, the later excellent atop a Nutella and sliced banana waffle. Best of all? Dessert for two costs under $15. Hot dessert at that!
This hangout, featuring the unlikely union of Belgium and Italy’s specialties, continues to thrill with its fabulous tea drinks. If staring at your company or waffle gets old, first off, you’re eating too slowly, and second, there’s Food Network playing on TV overhead or board games to bond over. Any way you slice it, Café Hue is a trip. Oh, and don’t forget to check your height on the rainbow colored ruler decal by the bathroom door.
3860 Convoy St., Suite 106, Kearny Mesa. (858) 571-7947
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