The tearoom Désiré de Lille is an unmissable household name among locals, but also for visitors to Antwerp. A true meeting location in the centre of the city, there is no other place where the sweet smell of fresh waffles is quite so enticing. One of the secrets to its success is the lacquemant, a thin, crispy waffle filled with syrup. It was developed by the founder of the business, Désiré Smidts, who followed his bakery apprenticeship in Lille. Désiré de Lille is now in the hands of his grandson and the recipe for the delicious lacquemant is still a family secret.