An ingenius idea they are, these Bruxie waffles. I wasn’t THAT enamored with them the first time I went, I walked away feeling hungry, and underwhelmed.
I returned again recently, this time with Austin in tow, and we ordered 4 sandwiches between us just to be safe, but more so because it was Austin’s first time and I wanted him to get the Bruxie-virgin-treatment.
We order at the window and I remember how awesome customer service is here. The staff working the windows are friendly, swift and very patient — always offering a smile.
When the food is ready, they’ll call out your name, but then, they bring it to you! Yet another brownie point for customer service.
The concept is simple! Sandwiches using waffles instead of bread! You’ve heard of chicken and waffles so it isn’t surprising that Bruxie serves up a buttermilk chicken waffle sandwich. My first time didn’t wow, I remembered it to be batter-thick and heavy on the honey drizzle.
This time, I was happy to see that they had pounded the chicken breast thinner and perfected it by making it more like a Milanese instead of a clumsy chunk of fried chicken. The honey drizzle is subtle and not over bearing. I seriously enjoyed it!!
Sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula was very pleasing and I can totally see vegetarians going crazy on this, especially if they like goat cheese.
The intense flavors of tomatoes worked perfectly well with the cheese, although I thought there was a little too much cheese, and the arugula lends a beautiful contrast of color while adding a freshness to the sandwich.
Roasted wild mushrooms is on the specials’ board and seeing both Austin and I love mushrooms, we thought, “why not”?
I enjoyed it but wonder if goat cheese is a bit of a menu overkill here. It seems like it is on EVERYTHING and the mushroom sammie is where the term “less is more” should be implemented a little stricter. I think the mushroom would’ve worked better with something truffle-y or just a creamier sauce. No cheese is needed.
Smoked salmon, dill cream cheese and cucumbers was my favorite, probably because I’d been on a smoked salmon kick of late, but also, I simply LOVE smoked salmon. I also love dill and I love cucumbers, nothing could be more perfect than this.
The waffle fries were just okay — I can take ’em or leave ’em. I’ve had them soggy, undercooked, although this time they were good, but nothing special. I’m just gonna stick to the smoked salmon sammie if you don’t mind. That one made me very happy!
292 N Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866