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Waffle

6255 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA - (323) 465-6901
Posted By Michael Stern on 12/4/2010 3:59:00 PM
I am a waffle whore. Nevermind my anti-Belgian prejudice and Yankee syrup snobbery, there are few waffles that don't attract me and no restaurant with waffle in its name that I don't automatically like, from Lo Lo's Chicken and Waffles (in Phoenix) to Waffle House (everywhere). So when I was told about The Waffle in Los Angeles, I was on my way.

Apparently, it is a happening place later in the day; it serves cocktails to a cool crowd and stays open until wee hours on weekends. The squareness of its waffle menu has garnered a retro-chic admiration society. But I arrived at the wrong time to see any such stylin'. On Saturday morning at 7:45, 15 minutes after opening, I was the one and only customer; by the time I left at 8:30, four others had come in: a couple and a weekend daddy with his daughter. It could have been an ordinary diner anywhere. Fittingly, coffee is presented with a stirrer already in the mug; and it gets topped off with hash-house regularity.

The Waffle's waffles are big Belgian rectangles, but light and crisp rather than doughy; and they have the eggy flavor that morning meals want. Each comes with a couple of little butter tubs, and although the butter is soft, there is no way easily to spread it on a tile with treads so big. Some holes get more, others less or none. Each trough holds massive amounts of syrup. All sorts of waffles are available, including ones with pecans or bacon baked in, multi-grains, gluten-frees, and even a red velvet waffle. You get two to an order, I tried the sticky bun variation, a plain waffle topped with the sort of goo that adorns Cinnabons: unjustifiable by any meaningful culinary or nutrition standards, but hard not to eat.

There are plenty of non-waffle breakfasts as well as a full menu of sandwiches, soups, and milk shakes, as well as several vegetarian and vegan offerings.

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The indentations in this waffle hold massive amounts of syrup and butter. There is no efficient way to judiciously apply either. Not that that is a bad thing!
"The indentations in this waffle hold massive amounts of syrup and butter. There is no efficient way to judiciously apply either. Not that that is a bad thing! "
Michael Stern





If ever my blood sugar level drops too low in Los Angeles, I must remember this sticky bun waffle. The stuff on top is insanely sweet.
"If ever my blood sugar level drops too low in Los Angeles, I must remember this sticky bun waffle. The stuff on top is insanely sweet."
Michael Stern


Interesting real estate. Not typical Roadfood, that's for sure!
"Interesting real estate. Not typical Roadfood, that's for sure!"
Michael Stern


A plain waffle as served with just a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It definitely needs decoration.
"A plain waffle as served with just a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It definitely needs decoration."
Michael Stern


The Thanksgiving waffle features roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy, along with a pumpkin waffle.
"The Thanksgiving waffle features roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy, along with a pumpkin waffle."
Cliff Strutz


For those that like variety, the entrée known as the flight of wee waffles is the way to go.  At the top is a bacon waffle with carmalized onion and a fried egg.  Next to it is a chive waffle with smoked salmon and dill cream.  at the bottom is a herb waffle, topped with goat cheese.
"For those that like variety, the entrée known as the flight of wee waffles is the way to go. At the top is a bacon waffle with carmalized onion and a fried egg. Next to it is a chive waffle with smoked salmon and dill cream. at the bottom is a herb waffle, topped with goat cheese."
Cliff Strutz


A cuppa Joe costs $2.50, but that includes endless refills. It's good coffee.
"A cuppa Joe costs $2.50, but that includes endless refills. It's good coffee."
Michael Stern



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