Waffle Square, located on Harding Blvd. in Roseville, is a breakfast icon, and this fine diner has been serving delicious "Americana style" breakfasts and lunch for many years, long before I came to town. This fine restaurant opens daily at 7 in the morning, and serves the kind of cuisine that makes a breakfast lover like me fall in love! If you make your visit on a weekday morning, you'll be treated to a hearty breakfast of steak and eggs for only $6.99!
As with all restaurant reviews I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: It's just past 7 in the morning, Tuesday, April 09, 2019, and I've arrived at Waffle Square to enjoy breakfast. It's been nearly five years since I've had the chance to visit this fine restaurant, and I'm definitely looking forward to a fine meal.
Photo: When you enter the restaurant, just after passing the small souvenir cubicle, you're greeted with a "Please wait to be seated" sign. I was planning to sit at the counter, just around the corner, so I sat myself. Today's friendly server/meeter, Leanne, is busy opening the restaurant, on this early Tuesday morning.
Photo: I was the first customer of the day, and for the first half hour, I had the dining room all to myself. The dining room is squeaky clean, spacious and comfortable. There appears to have been some renovation since my last visit. The decor matches the cuisine the restaurant serves, as both are pure "Americana."
Photo: Waffle Square is open for breakfast and lunch, and the restaurant is serious about breakfast, as it's available any time the restaurant is open. The breakfast menu is extensive, and covers all of your breakfast desires. This is only one of several pages. The weekday special of steak and eggs isn't on the menu.
Photo: If you sit at the counter, you can get a peek into the kitchen, and watch the chef at work. Yes, that's an order wheel, where orders are relayed to the kitchen, right out of the 1960's. When I arrived, the griddle was yet heated, but after placing my order, my breakfast took less than 15 minutes to arrive.
Photo: You enjoy a great selection of condiments when you dine at Waffle Square. I definitely love to enhance my eggs with a few shots of "Tapatio" salsa picante.
Photo: My super friendly server, Leanne, brings my breakfast to me with a smile. Thanks for the great photo!
Photo: I prepare to enjoy a fine breakfast of steak, hash brown potatoes and eggs, at Waffle Square. Thanks, Leanne, for snapping my photo.
Photo: My $6.99 weekday special breakfast of steak, eggs and potatoes. The only "oddity" is that toast isn't included, but is available for on additional dollar, which isn't a bad deal. I decided to "pass" on toast, and just enjoy the breakfast, as advertised.
The main attraction is a small steak, I guess about 4-ounces, cooked any way you choose. You also get your choice of hash browns, or country potatoes, and two eggs, cooked any style. It's definitely a "basic" breakfast, but so is the price.
My steak arrived medium, just the way I ordered it, and it was tender, juicy and flavorful. I'm always tempted to add a little sauce on my steak, only at breakfast, but this steak didn't need any enhancements, as it was great just by itself.
I agonized between country or hash brown potatoes, and hash browns won. They were cooked golden crispy on the outside, and chewy tender inside, just the way I like them. The hash browns were neither salty or greasy, which is a HUGE bonus.
As per my de facto standard, I ordered my eggs fried over easy, and they arrived, perfectly cooked the way I ordered them. I always judge the skill of a breakfast chef by the "eggs over easy method," as too many chefs haven't mastered the art of cooking eggs in this style. The chef at Waffle Square "nailed" the eggs!
My breakfast was delicious, and perfectly cooked, and tasted even better, thanks to Leanne's friendly service.
When you're in the mood for a great breakfast, and you don't want to break the bank, stop by Waffle Square and enjoy the weekday special of steak and eggs! Say "hello" to friendly Leanne...
Back on Thursday, September 25, 2014, I enjoyed breakfast at this fine restaurant. Here's the write-up from that visit...
First, you have to love a restaurant that is only open for breakfast and lunch, as you just KNOW they are breakfast lovers, and will put out a quality breakfast. Second, if the restaurant is open at the crack of dawn, say six in the morning, that's a BIG plus. So if you're an "early bird," like I am, and a lover of breakfast, you'll just LOVE Waffle Square, located on Harding Blvd. in Roseville, as they serve a delicious breakfast, and they're open early, REALLY early in the morning.
Photo: During my morning walks, I occasionally pass by Waffle Square, and the $4.99 Ham & Eggs breakfast always looks interesting. On Thursday, September 25, 2014, my good intentions got the better of me, and I paid a visit to this charming restaurant, to enjoy a delicious breakfast, at a great price.
Photo: As you walk in the restaurant, there is a small souvenir area, complete with a machine with a claw that will allow you to grab a stuffed animal, as you feed the beast with quarters. That's not my "thing," as I prefer to eat, rather than to play. As I walked through the souvenir area, I was greeted by Leanne, who would be my hostess, on this early Thursday morning.
Photo: The main dining room, as you look back toward the breakfast counter. It's 0700 on a rainy Thursday morning, and currently, I'm the only customer in the restaurant.
Photo: Back in June, 2010, the now-defunct Sacramento Breakfast Club paid a visit to Waffle Square, and management was so impressed with the article we published, they printed it, and posted a laminated copy of it in the restaurant! As of today's visit, it is still on the wall. To read the complete article, click on this link.
Photo: Leanne delivers my breakfast with a smile. She didn't really want her photo taken, as she said it was "too early in the morning," but I managed to snap her photo anyway. The window to the kitchen is at the rear of the photo. Leanne and a chef were the only employees who were working during the time of my visit, so it gave me ample time to chit-chat with Leanne. She said mornings are usually slow until around 0800, which the regulars start coming in.
Photo: When I dine alone, I prefer to sit at the counter, as it's easier to mingle with the staff, and observe them in action. Friendly Leanne snapped my photo, after she delivered my breakfast. Service was lightning fast, as from the time I ordered my breakfast until the time it was delivered to me was only about five minutes.
Photo: I ordered the "Ham & Eggs Special," for $4.99, as noted by the sign in front of the restaurant. By the time coffee and tax was added, the price came to $7.50, exactly, which is still a good price for a full breakfast, especially considering the quality and quantity of the delicious breakfast I enjoyed today at Waffle Square. As usual, I ordered my eggs over easy, and I was offered hash browns or country potatoes - I chose hash browns - several varieties of toast - sourdough for me - and a slab of ham. Unlike some of the reviews of this restaurant that I've read on Yelp, my meal was delicious, and perfectly cooked, and surpassed my expectations of a wonderful breakfast.
You can't beat the price of the "Ham and Eggs Special," nor can you beat the quality of the breakfast. Add to the value the friendly service, the comfortable surroundings, and you'll find that Waffle Square is a must-to destination in Roseville, to enjoy a quality breakfast.
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