Waffles have a rich history dating back to ancient Greece, where Greeks cooked flat cakes between two hot metal plates. Centuries later, waffles have become an important part of nearly everyone’s breakfast and dinner plans. From Belgian to American style, authentic waffles continue the most delicious carby, crispy honeycomb shaped item on any menu.
Whether you like eat your waffles with fried chicken or soak them in butter and syrup, we’ve compiled a list of 8 delicious spots to cure your cravings for Waffles in Austin. Breakfast can’t come fast enough!
List Updated January 2020
1115 E 11th St | Local favorite, Blue Dahlia Bistro is European-style restaurant with three locations in area and has been serving Austinites for more than 20 years. Get the Sweet Vanilla Belgian Waffles with berries, powdered sugar, Vermont maple syrup which is available for breakfast every day.
East Austin – MLK & Domain | Houndstooth Coffee offers weekend waffle service every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Eastside location in addition to their Rock Rose shop. Guests can choose from 4 different offerings, from sweeter options, such as the Classic, Cowboy and Decadent, to the Savory waffle. Waffle options include classic: organic strawberries, house-made whipped cream; Cowboy: organic Texas pecans, cinnamon, house-made whipped cream; Decadent: banana and nutella; and Savory: Boar’s Head gruyere, organic arugula, organic cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette.
303 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701 | Sometimes it is still mind-boggling that chicken and waffles is actually a popular menu item. Who would’ve thought to ever put these two delectable foods together and drizzle them with syrup? Moonshine is serving up their delicious take on chicken and waffles accompanied with syrup, whipped butter, and chipotle cream gravy. You’ll feel like you’ve entered a time machine and have gone back to the good ol’ days in grandma’s kitchen. FYI: Moonshine is serving an all-you-can-eat Easter brunch this Sunday!
604 Brazos St. Austin, TX 78701 | You can only hope that “Texas” will be somewhere in this waffle’s name. 1886’s Texas Pecan Waffle is everything you have ever dreamed a waffle would be. Fresh pecans, blueberries, banana, blackberry jam, powdered sugar, and a drizzle of warm maple syrup will have you praising the waffle angels. 1886 Cafe and Bakery is located inside the Driskill Hotel.
600 N Lamar Blvd | When has 24 Diner ever disappointed? Not only does 24 Diner have some of the best waffles in town, they’ve found a way to have fun with it. Go for the eggs and bacon waffle sandwich and tag us on your Instagram!
621 Congress Ave Suite 101 | Caroline’s is an all-day local spot serving homemade breakfast, lunch, dinner and to-go. I’m not saying the chicken and waffles is the best dish on the brunch menu, but it’s definitely my favorite. The waffles are perfectly crispy all the way through and the fried chicken is juicy and full of flavor. Add a side of fruit and top it with every last bit of the maple syrup and honey butter.
2110 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 | Guests may enjoy elevated breakfast staples on The Meteor’s new brunch menu served 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, which includes their all new Buttermilk Sourdough Waffles made with chocolate chunks, whipped cream, maple syrup and crazy house butter.
5000 Burnet Rd | The Ooga Booga food truck serves Austin’s only stuffed waffle creation where you can get their custom designed stuffed waffle with multiple sweet and savory options.