5 To Try: Waffles in L.A.

Are you wacky for waffles? Does the mere whiff of the breakfast classic send you into a whirl? Well, get ready to celebrate at these places serving the fluffy sweet treat. From free tractor-shaped waffles on Robertson to jalapeno and cheese waffles in San Pedro, here's a rundown of some of the best waffles in Los Angeles.

Updated: April 22, 2010

Where's the Waffle?


Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles

1514 N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

I mean, really. It's Roscoe's. Need we say more? Okay, we will. From the cramped dusty dining area to the syrup-drenched waffles paired with finger-lickin' good fried chicken to the never-ending line that hovers around the front door come Friday at 2am, this place continues to cast its spell over the waffle-craving masses including Larry King, Snoop Dogg and David Beckham.


More Than Waffles

17200 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Weekend brunchers in the Valley know that this homey spot is where to go when waffles are in order. The famed gourmet Belgian waffles come served warm--don't worry, the menu promises that their "exceedingly light and airy texture causes a loss of heat, but not a loss of flavor"--in some 20 different varieties. From seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice and strawberry to simple organic oat bran and the utterly decadent "Love" dipped in dark Belgian chocolate and topped with strawberries, ice cream and whipped cream, the waffles here are more than a mouthful.


Moods of Norway

113 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Did somebody say free waffles?! Every week this trendy clothing boutique on Robertson Boulevard hosts ?Champagne and Waffle Saturday." (Waffles are a Norwegian tradition, after all.) That's when shoppers can peruse the racks of brightly colored threads while enjoying free tractor-shaped waffles and bubbly. Shopping never tasted so good.


Omelette & Waffle Shop

1103 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731

It's all in the name. And this San Pedro institution is worth the drive not just for the good eggs and family-friendly atmosphere, but also for the more than dozen different waffles that are whipped up daily. In the mood for coconut pineapple waffles? How about a jalapeno and cheddar waffle? Or maybe an ice cream waffle or bacon and cheese waffle? Whatever waffle you're wanting, this is the place to get it.


Plaisir

8613 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Now that our favorite little French cafe in Larchmont Village has closed its doors (Cafe Du Village, we're talking about you), we had to figure out a new place to wallow in our waffle woes. Lo and behold, Plaisir has helped fill the void with its delicious Belgian waffles that come topped with sugar, organic maple syrup, Nutella, fresh fruit or all of the above. Even better--the adorable sweet shop is owned by none other than Philippe Dray, our other favorite French food guy.