Family Fare: Waffles Cafe
By Jill St. George
Every year, I crave fresh asparagus right about the time it’s in season. I’ll admit, I have a hard time remembering which veggie is in season when. So you can imagine how happy I was to drive past Waffles Café and see a billboard reading, “asparagus omelets,” — an indication that asparagus is indeed here. So in a brief moment of excitement, I whipped a u-turn on North First Street, landing me smack-dab in the middle of the Waffles Café parking lot.
A day seldom passes when my son, Jax, who’s 4, doesn’t ask to eat out. So he was more than happy to tag along.
Once inside, we sat ourselves and then browsed through the menu. I expected to see breakfast items galore, but to my surprise, they have quite a selection for lunch as well — from chef salads ($8.99) to monster burgers ($9.65).
As good as everything else sounded, I still had one thing on my mind: asparagus! So I went with the omelet ($9.90). In between coloring and clowning around, Jax decided on pancakes and bacon ($5.90) from the kids’ menu.
Within a matter of minutes, our food arrived (a huge plus with a 4-year-old).
The pancake was plenty enough for two. And the omelet… it was heavenly. It’s filled with mushrooms, ham and cheese, topped with fresh asparagus and then covered in a creamy hollandaise sauce. And it tastes just as good as it looks. It not only satisfied my asparagus craving, it had me coming back for more.
The following Friday we were right back in the same seat — but with dad there to treat us. And once again, we raved about our dishes — mine was the Monte Cristo ($9.35), dad had the cheeseburger with crinkle fries ($8.95) and Jax was served enough French toast ($5.90) for two.
I seldom am a regular at restaurants, but the few I do frequent see more than enough of my rambunctious boy and me. I have a feeling they are going to see a lot more of us.
Waffles Café • wafflescafe.com
1510 N. First St. • Yakima
7200 W. Nob Hill Blvd., No. 42 • Yakima
(Inside Meadowbrook Mall)
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