It was one Awful Waffle!

The Awful Waffle is a crazy waffle place located right by Hyde Park.


The colorful menu for Awful Waffle. Take a look for yourself!

Lauren McCloy, Staff Writer

Located right near Hyde Park in Tampa, Florida this over-the-top waffle place is a must have, at least once in your life. Yes, it is a bit of a drive- but downtown Tampa has so much to do and explore! You could definitely make a day out of it. The owner, who was also the server to my friend and me, was so nice and clearly very passionate about what he’s selling, and really made this waffle place seem like a lil waffle home!


I got the “Goin Bananas” bubble waffle- which was banana pudding ice cream, bananas, sprinkles, whip cream and a cherry on top, all wrapped in a bubble waffle!! Bubble waffles are a fun and tasty bubble tea shop snack made from a waffle custard flavored batter and cooked in machines with a special egg shaped mold. It was almost revolutionary; the ice cream was perfect, honestly one of the best I’ve had in a long time. The owner was constantly engaging with everyone in the building and was kind enough to hand out samples of their special popcorn; they have all different types of flavors that they sell right there in that shop!


The mix of ice cream was very rich and creamy and the bubble waffle was warm and crunchy on the outside but soft inside. Such a good combination, plus they look pretty for all the Instagram foodies out there. They even give out punch cards for every visit! Which I think is a cool feature.


Located on 1500 W Cass St, Tampa, FL, I found this place through a Tik Tok, the treats are to die for! Plus if you show them a Tik Tok promoting their store you get 50% off!! Just search up awful waffle on Tik Tok to find it! They have all different kinds of flavors and even something called waffle pops! Take a look at the menu and tell them Tik Tok sent you!!