Sweet Belgium

What’s that? Sergio Tosi and Audrey Marques opened their Belgian waffle boutique last fall, selling hot waffles for $15 a dozen. Determined to displace doughnuts as James Islanders’ favored morning pastries, Tosi and Marques came up with a variety of flavored waffles that might not fly in the Old World, including coconut, orange and almond. At the shop, customers also can customize their waffles with melted chocolate, sprinkles, nuts and cookie bits.

Who recommends it? Grace Newland of Mitla Tortilleria

Why? Newland describes Sweet Belgium as “a hidden treasure.” She’s partial to decorating her waffle: “It's a fun concept and very affordable.”

Where is it? 327 Folly Road, James Island. Sweet Belgium is open 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pm. Tuesday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. To learn more, visit sweet-belgium.com or call 843-642-6669.

— Hanna Raskin

Reach Hanna Raskin at 843-937-5560 and follow her on Twitter @hannaraskin.

Food editor and chief critic

Eating all of the chicken livers just as fast as I can.