One of the benefits of getting lost in a city is that you get to explore it like no tour bus can achieve. You can also meet the locals and ask them where their top spots are for breakfast. So yes, I did start off my first day in Boston getting lost merely a kilometre outside of my hotel. Instead of turning around to ask the concierge the directions, I figured that Boston would have some “You Are Here” maps around the streets. After accidentally walking through a good portion of the Freedom Trail in Boston, I found myself at a breakfast place called The Paramount on a street called Charles Street which lines a portion of the Charles river.
I was pretty excited to see that this place was famous for their waffles and pancakes and had to check it out. Since I was craving a waffle since the last time I had it at Castle Board Games I went with their malted Belgian waffle with fruits.
Soft, fluffy and simply delicious, something that tasted heavenly with a dab of butter and syrup. For the curious, this is my criteria for a good waffle:
- Is it fluffy?
- Does it have too much baking soda resulting in a bitter taste?
- Is it hot and fresh?
- How well do the toppings go with the waffle?
Compared to the one I tried at Castle Board games, I have to say that the waffle at The Paramount is far superior, however something more creative could have been done with the fruit topping.
Interesting note about this restaurant, their seating policy where customers have to
If I could come here again, I would definitely try some of their pancakes as I heard they were “wicked”.
Until we dine again,
The Piquey Eater