Who doesn’t love the fluffy, sticky, sugary goodness of a waffle before you start today? The trouble is, when it comes to finding waffles in Houston, where are you meant to go to get the best ones?
We all know there is no shortage of waffles in Houston, so to narrow it down, I have put together this guide where I will be telling you all about my favorite places to head to for some of the best waffles in the city.
Where to Find The Best Waffles in Houston, TX?
Depending on how you like your waffles, whether it’s covered in Nutella, served with bacon and syrup, or even something more out of the ordinary, through this guide, I will cover all kinds of waffles from different locations all over Houston.
I will be looking at restaurants, diners, and cafes, to see what they offer regarding their waffles.
I will also be looking at pricing and seeing which ones cater to dietary preferences, such as gluten and dairy free.
So without any further chit-chat, let’s have a look at my top picks for the best waffles in Houston.
1. House Of Pies
|Address||3112 Kirby Dr. Houston, TX 77098|
|Food||Texas breakfast, pies, sandwiches, omelets, platters, salads, steak|
|Our Recommendation||Waffle Platter|
The House of Pies has four different locations across Houston.
They are a family run business dedicated to pies, cookies, and cakes, as well as offering specialty dinners.
All their food is cooked in-house from scratch using some of the best local ingredients in the area.
I opted for the breakfast waffle platter, which consisted of their famous homemade waffles, served with sausage patties, eggs, and bacon. It was a big portion and well priced at just $8.95.
They have an extensive dessert menu, where you can choose from a multitude of homemade cream pies, cakes, and fudge brownies.
There is plenty of seating available, including some at the front of the restaurant, which is an excellent spot for a few people to watch while you enjoy your breakfast.
2. The Waffle Bus
|Address||1835 N Shepherd Dr. Houston, TX 77008|
|Food||Smashburger's, chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, waffle sandwiches, ice cream|
|Our Recommendation||Strawberry Irish Cream Brulee Waffle Sandwich|
The Waffle Bus has been providing Houston with some of the best waffles in the city since the 2010s and has recently opened up a new restaurant in Montrose.
One of their staple dishes, which is quite a new addition to the menu, is their famous sweet and savory waffle sandwiches, so of course, this is what I had to sample during my visit, and I wasn’t at all disappointed.
Of course, I had to pick the biggest, sweetest option on the menu, the strawberry Irish cream Brulee waffle sandwich, and I am not embarrassed to say, I finished every last mouthful; it was that good.
The waffles were fluffy, warm, and sweet, drizzled with hot custard, caramelized sugar, sliced strawberries, and powdered sugar.
However, the offerings are just as good if you want to opt for a savory waffle. For example, one of the ones that caught my eye was the breakfast sandwich waffle, served with pork sausage patty, scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, American cheese, and mayonnaise.
The prices are great, most of the waffle options are around the $9.00 mark, but there are also lower-priced items on the menu, such as the standard waffle with strawberries and syrup.
They don’t currently offer gluten-free items regarding the waffles, but if you speak to the staff, they are extremely accommodating with any requests and will help you select something else from the menu.
This place tends to get quite busy on the weekends, so be sure to bear that before you visit.
3. Seabrook Waffle Company
|Address||1402 5th Street Seabrook, TX 77586|
|Food||Coffee and waffles|
|Our Recommendation||Black Gold Waffle|
This fantastic waffle cafe in Seabrook is about a 35-minute drive from Houston, but as I discovered when I arrived, it is worth the drive.
While visiting restaurants across the city, I have to say, I didn’t come across anything else quite like the Seabrook Waffle Company.
I was surprised to find that they mean what they say when they say they are dedicated to innovative and unique waffles and great Italian coffee, as this is literally all that’s on the menu, so if anyone in your group is hoping for a full fry-up, they won’t find it here.
They make their waffles using dough instead of the commonly used batter, meaning their waffles are much denser than you would usually expect, but this is a positive thing. They also used something called pearl sugar in their dough, which gives a delicious crisp to the outside of the waffle.
I recommend the Black Gold waffle, though it was hard to pick a favorite. This one was covered in dark chocolate spread, with sliced sweet strawberries and a scoop of chocolate ice cream, topped with powdered sugar, and it was delicious.
Other waffles on the menu included the berry blast with cream cheese and another one served with speculoos, vanilla ice cream, banana, and cinnamon maple sprinkles.
Regarding the price, I was expecting them to be much more expensive than they were, and they certainly look expensive on the plate. But the highest priced waffle on the menu was only $10.75, and the lowest priced one, the waffle bites, were only $5.50 and came served with any one topping of your choice.
They also have a quaint Italian-style coffee bar, where you can get a fresh cup of coffee, hot chocolate, freshly squeezed juice, and other more unusual choices such as a breve, dessert latte, and a cane sugar soda.
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4. Doux Cafe
|Address||865 Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, TX 77079|
|Food||Mac & cheese, tea, and coffee, breakfast, smoothies|
|Our Recommendation||Fruit Waffles|
Doux Cafe is mainly famous for its fantastic mac & cheese, which has become a popular favorite with Houston locals over the years.
What many people don’t realize, however, is that they also make some outstandingly good waffles. Personally, I prefer the fruit ones; they’re super light, topped with fresh berries and cream. The portion size was great, and the waffle itself was cooked perfectly.
The rest of the menu is mainly French-based, and the restaurant itself has quite a continental feel to it.
The prices here are great too, and if you head down on a Wednesday, you can take advantage of half-price waffles.
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5. The Breakfast Klub
|Address||3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 7702-9505|
|Food||Wings & grits, pancakes, green eggs & ham, french toast, grilled cheese, omelet|
|Our Recommendation||Wings and Waffle|
The Breakfast Klub in Houston has become one of the top hot spots to head for waffles and other breakfast items in the area. In fact, it is now recognized as one of the best breakfast locations in the nation, so it had to make it into my guide.
This casual family-run restaurant is modernly decorated inside, featuring plants and heavy wooden tables. It is airy and spacious and offers a great vibe to set you up for your day.
They are dedicated to providing soulful, homemade food, and providing their customers with a great experience every time they visit, which keeps the locals coming back time and time and again.
There are a couple of options when it comes to the waffles; these include the standard waffle dish that comes with two eggs, pan sausage, ham, bacon, or turkey, or also strawberries, pecans, or bananas.
I decided to try the wings and waffles. It was a Belgium waffle topped with powdered sugar and fresh strawberry and served with six breaded chicken wings.
Other items on the menu include grilled cheese, served on Texas toast with garlic butter, the “3-meaty omelet,” with ham, bacon, pan sausage, and cheese, and the Swissmush, served with swiss cheese, spinach and mushroom.
There are plenty of vegetarian options available on the menu. Still, if you have any special dietary requirements, such as dairy or gluten-free, you’re best to ask a staff member to accommodate you so they can tell you what’s suitable.
Prices are reasonable, too, breakfast plates are all between $10.75 and $16.95, but there is also an a la carte menu available where you can get small plates for as little as $3.99. The waffles on this menu are priced at $7.95.
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6. CoCo Crepes, Waffles, And Coffee
|Address||218 Gray Street Suite A, Houston, TX 77002|
|Food||Crepes, Moroccan sausage, soups, salads, paninis, coffee|
|Our Recommendation||Avocado Toast Waffle|
CoCo Crepes, Waffles, and Coffee is a neighborhood staple when it comes to coffee shops. They offer a reasonably priced menu while serving satisfying plates of sweet and savory food.
This is a casual, family-friendly restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere whether you visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The shop first opened in 2005 after the owners realized that Houston lacked a Crepe-based eatery, and they were right because they have continued to grow and be a popular spot for Houston with a sweet tooth ever since.
On the menu, they have a selection of four waffles and the option to create your own by choosing toppings. While looking at the menu, I spotted a waffle dish I hadn’t seen before, so I thought I would try that.
It was the Avocado Toast Waffle. The toasted waffle was topped with slices of fresh avocado, goat’s cheese, roasted tomatoes, red onion, and capers and drizzled with a chipotle glaze. It was out of this world and no other waffles I had ever tried.
The dish I chose was $10.95, which was the most expensive waffle option. The plain sugared one was just $7.95.
For anyone looking for gluten-free options, there is an option on the menu for a supplement charge of £2.50.
Other items on the menu include creme brulee, Mediterranean spicy crepes, caesar salad, and a breakfast croissant with cheese, onions, eggs, pesto, aioli, and a choice of meat.
There is also a vast selection of drinks, such as Moroccan cortado, coco loco smoothie, mint tea, and a classic chai latte.
|Address||3111 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098|
|Food||Classic American breakfast, strawberry pancakes, fried chicken biscuit, cocktail pitchers|
|Our Recommendation||Waffle and Wings|
Grace’s is a family-run restaurant that has been passed down through generations offering Houstoners a taste of family recipes and homemade southern soul food.
The menu is based on Sicilian-American cuisine and brings great flavors of both to the table.
The staff here pride themselves on their hospitality skills, which have been passed down from Grace over the years, as well as her traditional cooking methods.
One of the things that first caught my eye about the brunch menu at Grace’s was the extensive list of breakfast cocktails, and it got me thinking that this would be a great place to start a girl’s day out or a bachelorette party.
But let’s get to the main event, the waffles. There was actually only one offering on waffle items on the menu, which was the waffle and wings dish, but in my opinion, it was that good; it only needed to be the only one. It was served very simply, with deep-fried chicken wings, Belgian waffles, and maple syrup, as it should be. But, it was cooked to perfection, in fact, probably some of the best waffles and wings I have ever tried.
Other items on the menu included the East End Breakfast Sandwich, which had bacon, sausage, egg, and American cheese, all served on a pain de mie, with a side of breakfast potatoes and also biscuit and sausage gravy, amongst other items.
Prices here are slightly more high-end, so perhaps not for everyone unless celebrating a special occasion, for example, the chicken and waffles I opted for were $20.49, and I can’t say it was a huge portion, although it was beautiful.
So, if you were thinking about heading out looking for waffles the next time you are out for breakfast in Houston, then hopefully, you now know exactly where you’re going.
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