Waffie, an eatery dedicated to dessert-style waffles, will open on The Avenue in Hampden in January, its co-owners said this week.
Minje Suh and Tommy Choe, graduates of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, dreamed up the idea for the restaurant more than a year ago. Suh and Choe, who are also couple, went on a 22-state road trip sampling various waffle offerings throughout the country.
They've also been perfecting their square-shaped waffle, which can be customized with an array of sweet toppings such as fruits, cookie crumbles and syrups. Waffie will also serve hot chocolate and several types of milk, such as chocolate and matcha-flavored.
The 800-square-foot space, located at 839 W. 36th Street, will open Jan. 22, the owners said.
"It results in a better taste," Choe said, adding that they are continuing to perfect their recipe. "Even though we have our final product, we want to get it better and better. We want customers to be amazed — not just by what they see. We want them to love it was much as we do."
Although they say they will "experiment" with the hours of the restaurant, Waffie will initially be open from noon to 10 p.m. The eatery will seat around 25 people, according to Suh.