From American diner-style and deep-divot Belgian-style, to yeast-raised cornmeal and Vietnamese pandan & coconut -- there are a lot of types of waffles. Seriously, look how many we just listed! And since there's no SF-specific waffle (someone should really get on this, BTW), we've got fantastic options for basically all of them. Here are the 11 best ones in the entire Bay Area:
Serving up waffles since 1927, the fine folks at Ole’s know their way around an iron, and the line out the front door is more than enough to confirm that you’re in for a waffle-y good time. The good news, though: the line goes fast, and the waffles do, too, thanks to multiple irons. The waffles here are of the classic American diner-style variety: thin, light, crispy, circular, and golden brown. Pro tip: stick with the plain waffles, as the overly sweet fruit toppings and whipped cream bring down what is otherwise waffle perfection.
(Oh, and Ole’s recently opened a sister restaurant next door, Wine & Waffles, which serves -- you guessed it -- wine and waffles, plus an array of small plates. Zinfandel ice cream on mini waffles? Why, yes, you think you will.)