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Best Waffles In Orange County

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Surprisingly, waffles are no longer just a staple for the morning breakfast or brunch. Whether they are filled with your favorite morning ingredients or savory fruits and sauces, Orange County has many restaurants that will show you that waffle sandwiches are here to stay. Here are the top five places to check out in the Southern California area.

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292 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 633-3900

Combine a waffle and a sandwich and you get what is known to be the signature food at Bruxie. A new take on the traditional sandwich, this restaurant uses a Belgian waffle as the bread base. It's a pretty genius way to reinvent the waffle and the use of the waffle is surprisingly light, crispy and delicious. You can have a Bruxie for breakfast, lunch and dinner with even an option for dessert. After creating a thinner waffle with the right ingredients, Bruxie's "The Bold Fold" was born. There are various locations throughout Southern California with expansions into San Diego and Denver.

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Arthur's Coffee Shop
1281 E La Habra Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 691-7793

Looking for more than just one waffle type in a good family setting? Arthur's Coffee Shop is the place to go. You can get a plain Belgian waffle, or one made with chocolate chips, bananas, strawberries or blueberries. To make the waffle even better, it will be topped with whipped cream on request. The specialty waffles are perfect for the kids or if you want to indulge your inner child.

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The Iron Press
3321 Hyland Ave., Suite E.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 426-8088

A specialty waffle sandwich is just the thing offered at The Iron Press where there are also 30 specialty local and imported beers. The beer is always changing so you can experience something new every time you come in. Additionally, the restaurant strives to keep its space organic and open for all of those who just want to enjoy an organic waffle sandwich. When beginning the building process for this restaurant, recycled material was used as much as possible. Keep an eye out for a new location coming in Anaheim.

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Orange County, CA

Liege in Belgium is the known to be one of the most popular types of waffles in the country. Thanks to Waffle-icious, you can enjoy the Liege waffles all over Orange County. The street vendor offers a variety of waffles made from the finest ingredients including Belgian sugar and pure vanilla extract. Customers rave about the Monte Cristo, but this street vendor offers many different savory options on its menu. You can even create you own waffle. To find out where the food truck will be, check the website under "Where To Find Us" and go enjoy a liege waffle made right.

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Waffleholic Cafe
1661 Superior Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 391-0003

If you're looking for a bit of southern comfort in the form of waffle sandwiches, Waffleholic is the place to go. Open from 8am to 2pm this location offers some of the best waffle options in all of Orange County. The menu offers a variety of sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Expect to get great customer service when you visit this mom and pop restaurant.

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Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on

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