Swaffles is a locally owned stuffed waffle shop. Essentially, the waffles — a bit thinner than most Belgian waffles — are folded and stuffed to make a sandwich. There are savory and sweet waffles as well as a number of side items. Since I was still rather, um, stuffed from lunch, I decided to get The Southern for my husband. It’s one of their most popular savory waffles, served with a generous chunk of chicken that they bread and fry themselves. I got the accompanying cheese, tomato and greens on the side so that I could re-heat the sandwich later. Win-win: He gets to have fried chicken for dinner, I don’t have to make dinner.
The chicken and waffle both warmed up nicely in our toaster oven. Even hours later and reheated, Mr. Eats really enjoyed his swaffle, saying that it was some of the best fried chicken he’d ever had. (Note: it’s not hot chicken.) I have to admit, it did smell really good. I’d guess that’s a buttermilk breading they’ve got on there. And the waffle itself is not particularly sweet and is nice and crispy. The Southern swaffle got two enthusiastic thumbs up (and one frowning face from the person — me — who had a salad for dinner).
Swaffles is open for breakfast and lunch every day and has vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. In addition to swaffles, they offer coffee drinks, tea, cocoa, a selection of cold beverages, and ice cream-stuffed waffle cones and cookies. There are a limited number of small tables inside as well as on the sidewalk outside, so getting your swaffle to go might be the best plan. If you don’t know what you want, the staff is very helpful and friendly. Savory swaffles are just $6 and sweet swaffles are just $5, so prices are very reasonable, particularly since everything’s cooked fresh to order. Check out the menu on their Facebook page.
1201 Fifth Ave. N., #103
7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday
8a.m.-3 p.m.Saturday & Sunday