We make our way up north this week to visit Suite Foods Waffle Shop with Michelle and James. Located in a cute little communal store in Bernal Heights, Suite Foods Waffle Shop is in a storefront with other food places. Using organic yeast risen flour, they specialize in authentic Liege waffles that are lightly caramelized. A slight pearl sugar crunch provides each bite with the perfect texture – definitely worth a visit!
Suite Foods Waffles
331 Cortland Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94110
Michelle: We got the Maple Bacon & Poached Egg Waffle, also known and called the “Walk Off Grand Slam”, and Chocolate with Frozen Kuhsterd. The worker Alex assisted us. The thing that’s special about Suite Foods is they make traditional Liege waffles, their waffles are like Belgian waffles. The typical waffles are usually made from pancake batter, but these aren’t like pancake waffles. The batter is made like a cookie dough batter and rolled up into a ball before being put in the waffle iron. Suite Foods adds these pearl sugar specks into the batter that helps give sweetness and texture in the waffle.
For our Maple Bacon & Poached Egg Waffle, Alex mixed in shredded maple bacon into the batter before making the waffle, and then cut it open to add the poached egg in the middle! You have to be careful when taking a bite into it so the egg doesn’t explode! But when eating these three together, savory mixed in with the sweet, you’ll surely have a harmonious set of flavors dancing in your mouth.
The Chocolate Waffle with Frozen Kuhsterd was also good. A nice warm waffle mixed with frozen “custard” was absolutely a nice sweet treat after our sweet and savory waffle. If you’re in the area, this is a great little place to grab a sweet snack!
** 2.9.15 Update: We discovered from Sivan Wilensky, President at Suite Foods, upon the release of our post that the Waffle Shop was closing down so that they could focus on their wholesale, catering and festivals. Their last day at the 311 Cortland Avenue location was February the 1st. However! we were happy to learn that a new shop location is definitely something that they are working on. In the meanwhile, Suite Foods are available to cater your special events and also on their websites is an ample list of retail locations where their delicious waffles may be enjoyed.
Photos courtesy of Michelle Nicole Photography
introduction and edit by AL