The name Jacques Cousteau is probably the last thing you’d ever think to associate with waffles. But in St. Augustine, the two are deliciously synonymous.
Launched in 2013 and the brainchild of local entrepreneur Stephen DiMare (Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops, Oak & Adze: Merchant of Mancrafts), Cousteau’s Waffle & Milkshake Bar serves up exactly what the name says. Thick Belgian Liege waffles and hand-dipped milkshakes.
The talented team in the kitchen has taken the concept of the traditional waffle and flipped it on its head.
Cousteau’s waffles are chewy and sweet all on their own. But the real adventure comes with the toppings – things like candied pecans, candied bacon, Nutella, cinnamon apples, bourbon whipped cream, marshmallow fluff, ice cream, graham cracker crumbles. The list never ends!
Here are some of Cousteau’s most popular waffle creations:
Real maple syrup, bourbon whipped cream, candied pecans and candied bacon.
S’mores topped with chocolate sauce, marshmallow fluff and graham cracker crumbles.
Topped with hot fresh cinnamon apples, vanilla ice cream, caramel drizzle and bourbon whipped cream.
Topped with peanut butter and fresh banana slices.
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Topped with toasted coconut ice cream, espresso whipped cream, mocha drizzle and toasted coconut.
Topped with fresh strawberries and Nutella.
Hungry yet? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Feel free to build your own delectable waffle creation by ordering The Unpaid Intern (a plain waffle with powdered sugar) and piling it to the rafters with whatever you want.
There’s also Waffle Bites in a paper bag if you happen to be on the run.
Wash it all down with a handcrafted milkshake like the Jacqueline (white chocolate sauce and peppermint pieces blended in vanilla ice cream), the Stevesie (homemade cookie dough ganache with vanilla ice cream), or the Deep Search (homemade brownie crumbles, chocolate sauce and chocolate ice cream).
Located at 15 Hypolita Street in the heart of St. Augustine’s old town historic district, Cousteau’s Waffle & Milkshake Bar is the perfect place to grab a quick bite while you’re shopping and seeing the sights of the nation’s oldest city.
And if you’re wondering why DiMare chose the name Cousteau for his waffle and milkshake eatery, it’s because the famed explorer once brought his ship the Calypso to St. Augustine for repairs. Now you know.