Bruxie Will Feature A LOBSTER WAFFLE SANDWICH For 4th Of July


This weekend is the 4th of July and restaurants are preparing to celebrate with limited-time menu offerings. Orange County-based waffle sandwich joint Bruxie, for example, will have Maine lobsters. No, you heard right.

Lobster fans will now be able to enjoy the New England Lobster Bruxie. Made with Maine Lobster, the meat is tossed with mayo, chives, black pepper and sea salt. It’s served with a side of waffle fries.

Also on the limited-time menu is a Vermont Apple Pie waffle sandwich and a Red, White & Blue Shake.

The Lobster Bruxie and other special menu items will only be available Friday July 3 through Sunday July 5th. Guests, however, are recommended to get theirs early because they’ll more than likely run out.

Never had waffles and lobster together before. Guess we’ll have to swing by.


S’more Bacon Waffle Dusted with Powdered Sugar

smore waffle sandwich

Shot by Charisma at Bruxie


Bruxie Offers Crispy Waffle Tuna Sandwiches


Bruxie, Orange County’s OG waffle house, has done it again and managed to bring Southern Californians another satisfying dish. This time we’re talking wild albacore tuna coated with melted cheddar cheese and stuffed in a waffle.

The new menu item is a collaboration with Oregon Seafoods,  a company that prides itself on their line-caught Albacore off the coast of Oregon. For those of you familiar with Bruxie’s more indulgent dishes — the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich or S’Mores Waffle, to name a few — the Waffle Tuna Melt offers a surprising, if not refreshing, meal to dine on.

The waffle itself carries a light crisp, contrasting well with the soft creaminess of the tuna and cheddar. Overall, the waffle sandwich walks the fine line between leaving you satisfied and leaving you stuffed. Although, in our case, it was the latter, as we couldn’t help ourselves from getting seconds.


Gaufree Contends with Orange County Veteran Bruxie for Best Waffle House Title


Specializing in creating artisan waffle sandwiches, Gaufree could very well give Bruxie, Orange County’s OG waffle sandwich house, a run for their money. So what makes Gaufree distinct from Bruxie? While both sell exceptionally crafted sandwiches made from waffles, personally (and I know there are Bruxie die-hards who will disagree) the nostalgia Gaufree’s spot offers in both its food and vibe does it for me.

Gaufree reminds me of a place you can just show up and relax while hanging out with your friends. Something along the lines of Saved By The Bells “The Max” or California Dreams‘ “Sharkey’s.” You can walk in, order your food, sit down and kick it. They even have a Do You Know Me? game at every table and an ice cream parlor in the back.


Now, I’m not looking to start a flame war or anything, because I do enjoy Bruxie, but my money’s on the new kid on the block.

The family-owned establishment is just starting to set their roots in the area and, frankly, they’re off to a phenomenal start. Between their sandwiches and desserts, they pretty much hit the ground running. But you probably don’t want to read about how much I like it when you can see for yourself.

I’ll let my camera tell you the rest.


Louisiana Tasso Ham with Swiss Emmental Cheese


Hands down my overall favorite. We started off with the Louisiana Tasso-Style Ham and Swiss, which was topped with a house-made garlic aioli. Mind you, this was the first time I tried tasso ham, but I can say with honesty that I haven’t felt that special flutter in my heart since I was introduced to a little thing called pastrami.



House Famous Pulled Pork


A close second in Peter’s Gaufree adventure: the Pulled Pork. Soaked in their special BBQ sauce and horseradish yogurt, every bite was a medley of flavor. The best part is that the sauce soaks into the waffle bun, creating a sponge of pulled pork juiciness.


Organic Buttermilk Fried Chicken


Who doesn’t love chicken and waffles? Between the crispy chicken breast and the special chipotle molasses sauce, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken was a great way close out my waffle sandwich feast. Not too heavy or greasy, it left plenty of room for dessert.


House-Made Sauces


Ketchup. Ranch. BBQ. Garlic Aioli. All their sauces are house-made from scratch and their flavors prove it. The ranch is thick and rich, the BBQ is sweet and a little spicy and the ketchup has just the right kick to it. None of that processed crap. I  would go just for these sauces and a stack of fries alone.


Brussels Street Waffles with Chocolate


Now that the savory part of the tasting is over, it’s time to move onto the sweets. Gaufree’s Street Waffles are dusted with powdered sugar and served with several kinds of dessert dipping sauces. The combo made me feel like a kid again, dunking waffles in my favorite sweets.



Peanut Butter Pie Waffle


Peanut butter is where it’s at. The Peanut Butter Pie Waffle was, for lack of a better word, bananas! (Disclaimer: there were no bananas.) Spread with peanut butter whipped cream, more whipped cream and garnished with salted caramel and peanuts, the pie was a masterpiece George Washington Carver would be proud of.


The waffle pie is layered with a house-made peanut butter whipped cream. Chef handed me a spoonful of this beauty and told me to put it in my mouth. Pause. Mmmm… peanut-buttery goodness.


Raspberry Coulis


Finally, my adventure at Gaufree ended with a taste of their Sauce & Raspberry Coulis. Ugh, just look at how sexy that looks. Now, imagine how it tasted. Exactly.




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Bruxie Waffle House Issues Cease and Desist to Supposed Copycat

Who’s really bolder? Last week the gourmet waffle house, Bruxie, famous by for their waffle sandwiches, issued a “cease and desist” letter to a soon-to-open competitor with the name The Original Bold Fold. The issues stems from the usage of the term “bold fold,” a recurring part of Bruxie’s already established branding and slogan: “The Bold Fold.”

The saying is part of Bruxie’s trademarked name,” Bruxie co-founder and managing partner Dean Simon told the OC Register last Tuesday.

Bruxie, which was founded in Orange, CA, last year, just recently opened another establishment in Brea, CA earlier in the month.

Simon said, “The owner of the Huntington Beach waffle shop, which plans to serve deep fried waffle sandwiches, said he hadn’t heard of Bruxie.”  Though The Original Bold Fold could not be reached for comments, they were notified that Bruxie would stop at nothing to defend their trademark phrase.

via: OC Register


Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Shop Opens Second Location in Orange County

Gourmet waffle sandwiches are nothing new to Orange County, but for those living in the North part of the OC or even southeast of Los Angeles county, these delicious culinary concoctions just got more accessible. The increasingly popular Bruxie gourmet waffle shop opens it’s second location in Downtown Brea today bringing a new twist to the breakfast staple to even further into Southern California.

The new location can be found at:

215 W Birch St
Brea, CA 92821

The new restaurant features indoor seating, which is a welcome change for patrons of the original stand located in the heart of Orange, California.


Bruxie Waffle Sandwich Stand Robbed! $1000 Reward (Orange, CA)

Popular gourmet waffle stand Bruxie, located near Chapman University in Orange, CA was robbed earlier this morning around 5 am. Thieves have stolen a storage trailer located behind the stand containing miscellaneous items and gear belonging to the waffle stand. No one was harmed during the theft, however. Bruxie is offering $1000 to anyone who can lead them back to their stolen property. A bulletin was also posted on their Facebook page asking for the public’s help in retrieving their stolen goods. (via OC Register)


Adventure: BRUXIE Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches (Orange, CA)

Waffle sandwiches. You’re reading right. The sheer emergence of this new restaurant on the outskirts of Old Towne Orange is a wonder in its own right. Built out of what was once a burger stand that was open just a month prior to Bruxie‘s’ grand opening on November 8th of this year, the stand-alone walk-up waffle sandwich joint has the fearless menu of an inventive food truck and the branding of a fast food industry heavy-weight. What does “Bruxie” mean? It’s an idea…a seemingly new take on the authentic Belgium Waffle. A light, crisp, yeasty and not-so-sweet take on a classic.

You may have never been to Bruxie before, but their wicked branding, welcoming staff and “damn-that-sounds-like-it-would-go-well-together” menu options will make your first walk-up an experience to Yelp! about. Join Taylor and I as we jump into some gourmet waffle sandwiches!