Ever since I heard about Off the Waffle, I knew I needed to give it a try. It is a staple restaurant for students at the University of Oregon. The main reason it took me so long to get there is because the restaurant is a few miles away from campus. Now that I have my car here, that can’t stop me anymore! I’m a free women who can do things like drive to waffle houses on Saturdays. Awesome. So, on Saturday my friends and I decided it was finally time to check the place out. Thinking about it now, trekking there might not have been a bad idea. The weather was gorgeous, and some walking would have been a smart thing to do before indulging in liege waffles. oops.
The restaurant is located in a strip mall style building. The decor inside is somewhat random and a little strange (or you could just say, “it was very eugene.” There were photographs of flowers on the wall, a broken arcade game in the corner, and below is an image of the decor next to our booth…
There were so many waffles to choose from. They have sweet , savory and in between menu items (like a waffle covered with strawberries and avocado). I was craving sweet, so I went with the Banana Split waffle. It was a waffle with bananas, ice cream, whipped cream, and homemade chocolate sauce. My friends ordered The Bully (a waffle with chocolate and strawberries on top), and I forget the name of the other waffle, but it had bacon, a sunny-side-up egg, and maple syrup on top.
My waffle was so so good. The whipped cream was amazing! It was homemade and super fluffy and light. However, all of my friends and I agreed that the best part of each dish was the waffle. The waffles are INCREDIBLE. Like serioulsy, best waffle I ever had. They have a crispy exterior, and inside they are fluffy, dense, and the perfect amount of sweet. I want another one right now.
When I go back, (because that’s not a question of if) I think I might order a waffle plain with a side of maple syrup. The Banana Split was delicious, but super rich and decadent, and the toppings almost took away from how incredible the waffle is by itself.
I am now in the Off the Waffle Club (meaning that I no longer have to be like “oh I haven’t been there” and get a “WHAT?!?!” in response). If you haven’t checked this place out yet, DO IT!
PS: look at how beautiful the weather was on saturday! Now it’s monday and back to rain rain rain.