Max Brenner’s, a Wonka-like chocolate emporium in Union Square, is now offering a chocolate-covered waffle and coffee for $1.00. I saw a sign for this incredible deal today waving high above the shop, and I entered just in time to take advantage. I ordered the “$1 special” at 11:07 am, and even though the deal officially ends at 11:00 am, the woman at the counter gave it to me anyway. As I ordered she asked if I would like a cappuccino or latte with my waffle. This deal was already too good to be true, and I was shocked to have a choice. I opted for a Cafe au Lait, and, as promised, it came along with a toasted belgian waffle (about 4″ square), drizzled with milk chocolate. The waffle was strangely served on a piece of cardstock paper, not a plate. I felt like I was eating off of the menu. The warm chocolate from the waffle ran off of the paper, but I can’t complain. Afterall, the whole thing only cost $1.08 with tax. That’s cheaper than a coffee cart breakfast.
The staff at Max Brenner’s was unsure how long this deal would last. One waitress said it would end this Friday, October 20, while another said it would run through the end of October. The only thing they were certain of is that the offer ends every day at 11:00am. I certainly didn’t ask if there’s a limit per customer, as I plan to visit as often as possible before this NY deal of the century runs out.
Max Brenner’s – Chocolate by the Bald Man
841 Broadway (near 13th St., on the south side of Union Square)
(212) 388-0030 phone
4/5/6 and N/R/Q subway to Union Square