Last month I finally made it for waffles at Hotel l’Auberge in Punta del Este. I’d been told I simply had to come here and somehow never got around to it until now.
The truth is, you don’t come here for the waffles. You come for the views, the experience, the gardens, the atmosphere…
Waffles at Hotel l’Auberge, Punta del Este
The tea room is located in a little annex, just off the side to the hotel. Here the cook prepares the waffles over a stove, according to the same recipe from the 1950s, when the hotel first came into being.
The iconic water tower was designed by a famous Argentine architect to provide water for the surrounding houses in the 1950s. Nestled beside the tower was a ten room hotel. The original owner was a Belgian lady, and this delightful Uruguayan / Belgian mix is evident as you wander around.
The Bruxelles style waffles are cooked to the same, original recipe. Although nowadays, as well as honey, there are all sorts of sauces, including, of course… dulce de leche.
The waffles were light, with just a little crunch. And they got a big thumbs up from my little troupe.
We came here to fill in a half hour, and ended up staying all afternoon. After making a wish by the hotel fountain (apologies to the fish for the heavy handed coin throwing!) my kids and I played hide and seek until it got breezy.
It’s a lovely place. Do put it on your Punta bucket list.
Hotel l’Auberge is open all year round, however waffles are served in a side building, only on weekends. On weekdays, high tea is served instead. From 4pm – 7.30pm laubergehotel.com
And psssss… if you’re looking for more great spots in Punta, you can find my round up of the best cafes in Punta del Este here.