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I Took My Mom To Try Toronto's Naughty New Waffles & Here's My Honest Opinion (PHOTOS)

The experience was definitely one-of-a-kind.

Toronto Staff Writer
I Tried Members Only Waffle House & This Is My Honest Opinion

Members Only Waffle House had its grand opening this weekend, and I stopped by to try their naughty treats.

My mom also happened to be in town for the weekend, so she tagged along for the phallic-shaped ride, and to her credit, she was only marginally embarrassed.

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The new Queen Street West shop is serving up phallic-shaped waffles dipped in various toppings and chocolate flavours, and in the name of full disclosure, I am not the biggest waffle fan.

The shop opened at 3 p.m. on Saturday despite the consistent drizzle of rain, and they made do with their street-side pop-up kitchen.

When we arrived, there was no lineup, and the waffles were pre-made, so it was really a quick dip in a chocolate tub, sprinkle on some toppings, and you are good to go.

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What We Ordered

I had planned on trying all three flavours, but they were out of the Plain Johnson, a plain waffle dipped in hot butter with icing sugar powdered on top.

So we opted for a Founding Member, a waffled dipped in Belgium milk chocolate with a white chocolate tip and the VIP, a customizable option.

We took one of the owner's recommendations for The VIP and did a ruby chocolate-dipped waffle with sprinkles.

The VIP was $10, and The Founding member was $9.

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First Bites

First of all, it is messy, so grab some extra napkins and get ready for a battle of wills between getting chocolate all over your face or into your mouth.

The Founding Member was hot and steamy. The melted chocolate dripped down to the halfway point on the waffle, and honestly, you can't go wrong with melted Belgium chocolate.

The waffle itself, however, didn't really taste like a waffle at all. The inside was airy, fluffy, and moist with a crisper exterior, but the thickness of the soft inside made it taste more like a cake than a waffle.

They do use extra egg whites to create that airy texture, so that could be what I was picking up on, but regardless I wasn't mad about it. The light texture made the dessert not feel too heavy and added a nice sponge to each bite.

Although I do wish there was more chocolate. Once you get down to the lower base of the dessert, it is pretty much a waffle on a stick. Which isn't a bad thing if you are a waffle fanatic, but I am not.

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The VIP had way more texture and flavour with the ruby chocolate and sprinkles on top. I appreciated the crunch the sprinkles added, but my mom and I both preferred the milk chocolate to the ruby.

The ruby chocolate was incredibly sweet and was just a bit too rich for my liking. However, for a pink chocolate fan, this could be heaven.

The great thing is that each waffle can be customized so you can create your dessert to your individual taste.

Final Thoughts

I think the price was in line with the quality and quantity of food you get, and for under $10, it was a really fun experience and a great way to kill a weekend afternoon.

The taste of the waffles definitely exceeded my expectations, and while I wouldn't go on a regular basis or crave a member, I would bring friends from out of town for the experience.

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The service and vibe are contagious. Everyone around you is giggling as the chef calls out to people on the street asking if they want a member with a suggestive grin.

Overall this is a spot you go to for an experience that is playful, naughty and will revert you to your blushing 13-year-old self as you take a bite of your first member.

The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

    Brooke Houghton
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Brooke Houghton is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada's Ontario Desk focused on celebrity news and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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