3 February 2014
My hungry group of friends drove to Zodiac in Cockburn just for waffles. We had an all-you-can-eat coupon deal so it seemed worthwhile, plus we prepared for a feast by skipping lunch that day!! The regular waffle prices are included below.
It seems like an unusual place to chill and drink bubbble tea and eat waffles, but hopefully it’s popular with the locals. This would certainly be a busy café if it opened in my neighbourhood because the local Utopia store does excellent business!
Zodiac special tuna waffle (half for $10)
The half-sized waffles are inexplicably worse value than the whole waffles. The only savoury waffle on the menu includes tinned tuna, Japanese mayonnaise, and Japanese BBQ sauce (whole for $12). Bizarre combo and probably not something that I would order again. If you need a savoury snack, my advice is to order a burger from their menu.
Coconut jam waffle (half for $4) with ice cream ($2)
A generous serving of kaya (coconut jam) and a scoop of standard cheapy vanilla ice cream. It seems best to order this only if you know what to expect from kaya. Otherwise the gloopy consistency and strong flavour of palm sugar might upset you.
Chocolate jam waffle (half for $4)
The cheapest waffles were half for $4 or whole for $6. I’m not sure what I expected from “chocolate jam” but I found a large glob of Nutella on my waffle. In case there wasn’t enough sugar on my plate, the whole thing was drizzled in chocolate syrup. Yum!
Maple syrup waffle (half for $4) with ice cream ($2)
One friend ordered the most boring option on the menu. The waffles are not soft and fluffy like Geláre, so I wouldn’t really enjoy the simple maple syrup waffle at Zodiac. Jazz it up with ice cream if you’re dead-set on ordering this one.
Blackberry jam waffle (half for $4)
The jam waffles were a little uninspired and my friend said the jam was very sweet. I figured that the waffles wouldn’t be as creative as Superstar Waffles, but some of the Zodiac waffles aren’t really worth your time or money.
Deluxe “fall in love” seasonal fruit waffle (half for $13)
My favourite waffle was the most expensive option that uses seasonal fruit. Fresh slices of kiwi fruit, strawberry, and banana were slathered with chocolate sauce and accompanied by a scoop of ice cream. Defs order the whole waffle because you’ll get double the fruit and waffle for an extra $2.
Peanut butter waffle (half for $4)
Nothing fancy with the peanut butter waffle, but we were consistently pleased with the generous toppings.
Banana chocolate ice cream waffle (half for $10)
I would choose the deluxe fruit waffle over the banana chocolate waffle, but they were my top 2 picks from the Zodiac waffles.
Service was friendly, efficient, and helpful. This no-frills little café is tucked away in a shopping complex in Cockburn, but I’ll stop for bubble tea and a waffle if I’m driving past sometime.
Likes: generous toppings on waffles, comfy couches
Dislikes: slightly inconvenient location
Value for money: average, but never order the half-sized waffles
Overall: would return if I was driving around Cockburn
Shop 9, 23 Junction Boulevard
Cockburn Central WA
0410 180 538