National Waffle Day is tomorrow! While you never need an excuse to grab brunch, this epic day is definitely a good reason to treat yo'self. Whether you are looking for a sweet or savory waffle, we've got the best spots to indulge on this sacred holiday.
The mod-American eatery serves a bacon and cheddar waffle hot off the griddle. Staying true to its classic American-home style cooking, the waffle dish is plated with two sunny side up eggs, maple bourbon glazed bacon, and a rich maple syrup. 700 Chestnut St, 215-223-5663
Waffles & Wedges lets customers completely customize the perfect waffle with a vast selection of sweet and savory toppings. Need some help deciding? They have a list of popular favorites to choose from including pb&j, s’mores, apple pie, and the “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” which has every sweet topping loaded onto a golden waffle. 1511 Pine Street, 215.309.3222
Almost everything is better with chocolate, and waffles are no exception. At Max Brenner, the menu has a dedicated section just for carefully crafted dessert waffles. Opt for the Munchies Waffle, a decadent treat served with two heaping scoops of ice cream, and topped with a generous milk chocolate drizzle. 1500 Walnut St, 215-344-8150
The Parisian café's Gaufre waffle is instagram-worthy and will get a ton of likes from your taste buds. The authentic eatery employs French cooking techniques to assemble a golden brown waffle topped with whipped vanilla pudding, an assortment of fruits, huckleberry sauce, and a pistachio and Grand Marnier whipped cream. Don't worry, seconds are allowed. 816 N. Fourth St, 267-318-7869
Mismatched decor and dimmed lighting makes North Third's intimate space ideal for enjoying comfort foods. Southern fried chicken thighs are served alongside a thick buttermilk waffle, fried eggs, and is drizzled with a unique maple-Tabasco syrup, starting off your day the best way possible. 801 N. Third St, 215-413-3666
This quirky cafe’s personality can be seen in every dish on their menu. Their delicious buttermilk waffle entree is dressed with seasonal fruits and whipped cream before being dusted with powdered sugar. If you feel like straying away from the conventional breakfast waffle, they also feature a savory scallion waffle topped with creamed chipped beef. 1527 S. Fourth St, 215-755-5600
Photography by: Photo Courtesy of Maggie Reilly