What kiddo doesn’t love a fluffy, mouthwatering waffle for breakfast? Or lunch. Or dinner for that matter. Lucky for us, LA is home to some of the tastiest waffle joints around, so whether you like your waffles oozing with syrup, straight up red velvet or served with a side of wings, we’ve got you covered: for any meal, at any time of day and in every part of town.

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Best Liege Waffles – Shaky Alibi
Shaky Alibi on Beverly has perfected the art of the Liege waffle. And what exactly is a Liege waffle you may ask? It’s a little piece of waffle heaven that’s much smaller and sweeter than your average Belgian. Made from yeast, covered in caramelized Belgian pearl sugar and served with fresh fruit, spread or on its own, the Liege is a truly unique treat your little ones can enjoy any time of day. And mom and dad will dig Shaky Alibi’s fab coffee bar with an incredible selection of lattes, teas and regular old joe. If you can steer them to a savory waffle and have room for more sugar, try the Violet Lemonade.  It’s gorgeous, unique and delicious.

Shaky Alibi
7401 Beverly Blvd.
Online: shakyalibi.com

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Best Chicken & Waffles – Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles
Since 1975, Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles has been filling Angeleno bellies with their famous chicken and waffles. Juicy southern style fried chicken served alongside crispy waffles drenched in butter and syrup is the name of the game here and no one does it better. In fact, President Obama even stopped by for a bite during one of his LA visits and now has his very own dish on the menu—the Obama special. With that stamp of approval, you know it has to be good!

Tip: Weekends tend to get crazy busy, so be sure to arrive early to put your name on the list for a table.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles
1514 N. Gower St.
Online: roscoeschickenandwaffles.com

For additional Roscoe’s locations, click here.

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Best Waffle Selection – Bru’s Wiffle
Whether you prefer a scramble on your waffle, waffles for dessert, chicken and waffles, waffle tacos or sliders served on waffle buns, Bru’s Wiffle has every possible creative waffle concoction covered. All waffles are made with love from scratch using the very best ingredients available. And parents will love the gluten-free and kid-sized waffle options perfect for touchy tummies and pint-sized appetites.

Bru’s Wiffle
2408 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica
Online: bruswiffle.com

An additional location is now open in Beverly Hills.

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Best Waffle Flavors – The Waffle
The name says it all and it’s what they do best. Right in the heart of Hollywood, The Waffle serves up its namesake in just about every flavor under the sun. From sticky bun and strawberry cheesecake to blueberry lemon and red velvet, your rugrats will have no trouble finding something they like. There’s also a wonderful kids’ menu that features smaller-sized waffles at half the cost. And don’t leave the family pup at home! Dogs are more than welcome to join you for breakfast on The Waffle’s Fido-friendly patio overlooking Sunset Blvd. They can even snack on their very own Woofles (waffle dog treats) and a bowl of water.

The Waffle
6255 Sunset Blvd.
Online: thewafflehollywood.com

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Best Authentic Belgian Waffles – More Than Waffles
For some of the most mouthwatering waffles in all of LaLa Land, Valley breakfast joint, More Than Waffles reigns supreme. Worth braving traffic for, this busy, family owned hotspot has been cooking up batches of unforgettable waffle goodness since 1975 and their breakfast is just as incredible today as the day they opened their doors. Families will love the homey interior and warm welcome that make you feel as if you’re dining at grandma’s house. Be sure to get there before 10 a.m. as lines get long with hungry patrons (and hangry tots).

More Than Waffles
17200 Ventura Blvd.
Online: morethanwaffles.com

Best Homestyle Waffles – Uncle Bill’s Pancake House
Pancakes, snamcakes.  We live the waffles at this cozy pancake house that’s a perfect prelude at a walk on the beach. In addition to classic favorites like pecan and blueberry, Uncle Bill’s makes a pretty amazing cheddar cheese and bacon waffle, a must try for any self-respecting bacon lover.  Your kids will love the  easy atmosphere of this long-time Manhattan Beach breakfast spot. Plan for a wait though, as Uncle Bill’s fills up fast, especially on weekends.

1305 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach
Online: unclebills.net

Now go have some wonderful waffles and make those bellies happy! Let us know if there’s an awesome waffle joint we missed!

–Jennifer O’Brien

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