Monday munchies: Hit waffles on the spot

This classic diner is a long-running San Diego staple. Bacon lovers can rejoice in the bacon waffle, filled with real bacon pieces and topped with two farm-fresh eggs. We love the savory take on the typically sweet waffle breakfast. 1333 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley. (Amy T. Granite)

The next time your munchies call for a blast of butter (and the past) look no further than The Waffle Spot - a legendary diner that’s been doling out the naughty goods since 1959.

With pink vinyl swivel chairs lining the breakfast counter - the same waitresses who served you waffles when you were a kid and an array of waffle art that guests have colored over the years, hanging throughout the restaurant - The Waffle Spot is truly like no other breakfast joint in San Diego - in the best of ways.

Get ready for a contact high from waffle fumes as soon as you pull into the parking lot, and then head inside where a whole menu of the breakfast confections awaits.

While it’s debatable whether The Waffle Spot serves the best in town - as it claims - it is certainly one of, if not the oldest places, still doing it up right.

Whatever your stance on the matter, there’s no debating the bacon variety - with crisp bits o’ piggy folded right into the batter before it’s pressed to golden brown - is something else.

Malted flour is the not-so-secret ingredient to these waffles pizazz, according to the menu. When your bacon waffle arrives, fill up those craters with a thick swipe of whipped butter, pour maple syrup over the top, and go to town, err, heaven. For $9.50, the big waffle comes with two eggs any style and fresh fruit.

Besides the beloved bacon waffle, the menu here is filled with more stony takes on the typically sweet breakfast favorite - like the rich and savory eggs waffle benedict, made from two mini rounds standing in for English muffins, topped with thick slices of Canadian bacon, the standard poached eggs and hollandaise for $10.95.

One thing is for sure: You won’t leave here hungry. Though, you might just drive off with tears in your eyes. Waffles are beautiful.

Breakfast is served daily at The Waffle Spot from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1333 Hotel Circle S. (619) 297-2231,

Source: DiscoverSD

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