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  • Mon-Thur, Sun 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri-Sat 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
The Waffle, a coffee shop tucked into a glassed-in office-building space near Hollywood and Vine, is the most waffle-intensive restaurant anywhere: pecan waffles and chocolate waffles, multigrain waffles and waffles with apple-wood-smoked bacon baked right in. There's even a kind of dinner waffle here, spiked with minced jalapeño peppers, topped with a pillowy, gravy-soaked fried chicken breast and served on a bed of spicy fatback-simmered greens. The Waffle is the creation of Scooter Kanfer-Cartmill, who served terms behind the stove at half the high-end American restaurants in Los Angeles, and went on to head the kitchen at the House and Naya. It is not an accident that the Yankee pot roast tastes more like a decent beef bourguignon, or that the mac 'n' cheese is made with Gruyère and artisanal Hook's Cheddar. And Scooter knows Hollywood: There are menus for kids and vegans, though as far as I know, no vegan kids' menu. Still, it can be impossible to order, especially if you have trouble deciding between a waffle-oriented meal and a cobb salad.

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