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More Great Breakfast News: The Waffle Opens in Hollywood

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If you've been enjoying our Wake Up LA: Breakfast Series this month, you're sure to be excited about the latest restaurant opening up in Hollywood: The Waffle. This new comfort-food "hipster" diner, with a menu by chef Scooter Kanfer-Cartmill, is already receiving fairly positive reviews only a few days in.

It's open 22 hours a day on weekends (convenient for the Cahuenga party-goer), serving up a hearty diner menu that is, yes, heavy on the waffles. But sticky bun waffles? Applewood bacon waffles? Corn jalapeno waffles? Even a gluten-free waffle! I'm also very interested in the hash brown dishes, including hash smothered in gravy or topped with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

The Waffle isn't just about breakfast, however: you can also get your fill of burgers, shakes, gravy fries, and old-fashioned iceberg-wedge salads. They also have a whole vegetarian section on the menu for you green beans, with faked-out Rubens, BLTs, and club sandwiches. They'll be kicking their dinner service into high gear soon, and the space even has an upstairs bar!

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Our inside source checked out the place yesterday, and while the service was slow, he gave high marks to the waffle-cut fries. EaterLA and LA Times entertainment writer Elina Shatkin are also talking about the joint. Shatkin writes of the decor:

retro-modern and painted brown, ochre and pale yellow like a 1970s kitchen (where's that avocado green refrigerator?). The 70s theme continues upstairs in a lounge that looks like the cousin of The Regal Beagle from "Three's Company."

70's kitsch notwithstanding, we'll go anywhere that promises breakfast, booze, and applewood-smoked bacon....

The Waffle
6255 W Sunset Blvd. (Between Vine & Argyle)
Hollywood, CA 90028 (map)
323 465 6901

Hours currently posted: 6am-2am Sun-Th // 6am-4am Fri-Sat