Monday, February 9, 2009

The Waffle: The Difficulty of Procuring a Plate of Eggs and a Hot Chocolate

After a night of watching Phantom of the Opera (the production) and falling in love with the Phantom of the Opera (the character), I pulled out my list of late-night eateries for Sunny to GPS. Given that I was still freshly-depressed from the injustices done to the Phantom, an endorphin-rich vanilla custard-soaked berry French toast didn’t exactly seem like a bad idea.

(If-only-there-was-more-bread French Toast)

The three of us arrived at the half-full/empty Waffle. There were plenty of waitstaff around but it took about a minute before one of them acknowledged us and guided us to a table. Fine, whatever, I didn’t think too much about it. The three of us were handed two menus and our waitress promised she’d be back with another menu. She lied. But again, whatevs, I already knew that I would be ordering the French toast so, no biggie. Plus, all I had to do was ask another server for a menu. We ord
ered, waited and then what? They got Deb’s order of eggs with corned beef wrong. They took forever to bring Sunny’s hot chocolate (seriously, how long does it take to make a hot chocolate?)

Having said that though, the waiters/waitresses were really friendly. They kept apologizing for getting the order wrong. They were super incompetent (and the restaurant wasn’t even busy!) but, at the very least, they were all super nice and friendly. The French toast was pretty good but I still prefer Asian ones. It’s the bread – the Waffle FT has massive potential but they should switch to Challah bread or some other thicker variety so it can REALLY soak up the custardy goodness. Plus, a thicker bread will also probably better justify it being at $9.00 a pop. The waffle sure ain’t cheap.

FOOD: 3/5

6255 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 465-6901

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