Location: 3519 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104
Call: (619)806-0345 *they do not take reservations
Monday (CLOSED), Tuesday (CLOSED), Wednesday (8am-3pm), Thursday (8am-3pm) (then find them at the Oceanside Market), Friday (8am-3pm), Saturday (8am-3pm) (or opt to see them at the Poway Farmer’s Market), Sunday (8am-3pm) *despite Yelp’s opinion
- Dietary: sorry vegans and lactos (waffle dough contains milk and eggs), no gluten-free waffles, but Celiacs are offered fruit bowls – vegetarians and omnivores have a bounty of options & no items contain peanuts (but tree nuts are used) (please call to verify and ask your server)
- Physical: plenty of street parking (no private lot), easily accessible, wheelchairs ok, shaded areas
- Reservations: no reservations (first-come-first-serve seating) and limited seating for large groups, however you may call for Take-Out and coordinate for event booking (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Etc.: child and pet-friendly, restroom available, Apple pay & credit cards accepted, free WiFi
Ambiance: airy and quirky
Good for: sweet palettes, a light meal, relaxed brunching, pics for the ‘gram
Value: Okay – well priced but you may need to order more than one plate
This place cooks up some yummy Belgian waffles- think sweet and spongy dough made with imported Belgian ingredients (so they’re truly done right). It was bustling when we rolled in for a Sunday brunch but with their ample outdoor seating it doesn’t feel cramped, even on their busiest day. Their seating is mostly outdoors and they offer a good mix of shady and sunny spots with booths for larger parties, two-seat tables, and bar stools. We like to order a sweet entree and a savory one so we opted for the “Fresh ‘n’ Light” and the “Health Nut.” During the wait, we planned out the rest of the day (see our itinerary) and admired the beautiful people enjoying their very photogenic waffles 📷.
Since it was so busy, we would’ve done well to order one of their famous lemonades since it took a decent amount of time to get our food, but that’ll have to wait for next time. When the waiter emerged from the kitchen carrying our equally Instagrammable waffles, we were ready to chow down.
The fruity toppings are ample, which make up for the waffles being on the smaller side. The waffle itself has a crispy exterior but is soft and sweet inside. If our selections look to be too light for you, don’t fret, there’s the hefty ‘Turkey Melt” and “Millennial” with avocado and goat cheese which will surely fill you up.
Wow Wow Waffles serves up some Belgian-style waffles that put our frozen Eggos to shame. Keep it simple with the “Fresh ‘n Light” or fill up for the day’s adventure and order the “Millennial,” either way, you’ll be looking to come to San Diego to check out this hot spot. If you aren’t convinced, take a peek at their Insta tags (be wary of some subsequent tummy grumbles), or if you’re thinking this just isn’t the place for you, check out our article on the incredibly delicious Fig Tree Cafe!
Our Verdict: We are breakfast people, meaning we love hearty, fill-you-up meals. Though we were ravenous when it came to lunch time, we enjoyed the quirky outdoor area and its ambiance. Its location in artsy North Park is great if you’re making a day out of the area and going into Balboa Park or even if you’re there to look at all of the incredibly beautiful Craftsman homes. They also have vendor stands at the Poway Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings from 8am-1pm and at the Oceanside Market on Thursday evenings from 5-9pm (I recommend the Oceanside Market for you foodies).
Thanks so much for your read and please comment with any pointers and feedback – we love to know how we can improve and what we’re doing well!
Pete and Kiana
We received no compensation from Wow Wow Waffles to create this review.