The Waffle House is a family owned restaurant that is an integral part of Uptown New Westminster. The restaurant opened its doors in 1954.
While passing thru on Saturday when 2 of my choice brunch spots in Burnaby were not yet open (well, 1 of them doesn't even do lunches), making our way to Coquitlam in search of food, the signage for Waffle House caught my attention. If the word "waffles" didn't do it (one of my favourite foods), the sparkly font with stars was enough to make it irresistable. So we quickly parked & went in all the while with a smile plastered to my face as we were seated in the back section. Wow. Business was bustling w/ families/locals.
The waffle was pretty standard. It's about as thick as a decent pancake would have been, but it's as round/wide as one of those single round waffle makers quartered. You get the full circle. I had it topped w/ sliced strawberries in syrup with vanilla ice cream for just under $6. The strawberries didn't taste frozen nor too sugared up like IHOP, and definitely served up quicker. The portion of ice cream was just enough to go w/ the thin waffle. It's the same price for just 2 eggs w/ same sized waffle w/ the usual packaged syrup & some soft butter to go w/ it.
The place is very clean as far as I can tell, and apparently the mens' restroom was surprisingly clean as well. No strange carpet odours & no run-down feeling come from the place. It brought back fond childhood memories of how diners ought to be.
The service helped, too, as our server was all full of warm smiles every time she came to our table. Though she was a little absentminded in bringing whipped cream instead of ice cream & realizing the mistake when she brought it, she was quick to correct that... also, forgetting the order of soup... but all was very good & fun.
Will definitely be back when I'm feeling hungry & with no other place to go otherwise, in the end, it's just standard fare, but it's clean, friendly, and... *sigh* a real "family" restaurant indeed.
My husband wanted to look at shoes at the shoe store beside the waffle house so we made the trip into New West.
We've eaten here before and although the food would not win any awards it is reasonably priced and decent. Today I wanted the sausage and waffle combination. I asked the waitress if I could substitute a raspberry waffle for the plain waffle. I knew there would be an additional charge but when she brought me my order she gave me a raspberry waffle with a side of sausage. I told her that this was not what I wanted as I'm now looking at will cost considerably more cost. She told me this was the only way she could do the order that I wanted. She should have told me this when I specifically asked her if I could have a substitution. If I knew they could not substitute I would have stuck to the plain waffle with sausage combo. Food was okay. It's nothing that is memorable. While we were sitting there having our breakfast our waitress starts to get into a discussion with another staff member asking if they had cleaned off the table beside us. Apparently the customer had left $2.00 on the table for a tip and she wanted to know what happened to it. How annoying to have to listen to her rant about this while we're having breakfast.
Not a pleasant way to start the day.
I went with Mrs. C and two friends to sample the famous waffles. We were not entirely disappointed. The WH looks like a typical diner with the usual ambience. We were seated at a comfortable table and had some tasty coffee and tea. Then on to the waffles. Mine had a side of bacon and eggs, Mrs. C had ham and eggs with hers, and our friends had toast, scrambled eggs and bacon with theirs. The eggs and fried meats were very tasty, and the waffles were also light and fluffy. My only complaint was the size. The waffles could have been thicker. Although they did fill ¾ of a plate, they were thinner than a pancake. I am used to real waffles like they have in Belgium. Yes I’ve actually had waffles there! The service was good, and the w/c was clean.
If they worked on making the waffles a little bigger it would be the perfect breakfast spot. I have to admit I left hungry...
Yikes. I felt I was eating breaky in a senior citizens centre. Nothing wrong withy senior citizens of course, its that institutional feel I'm concerned about. I really didn't think the hospital cafeteria experience was replicable in the outside world. The only thing missing was that cloying sick smell. I'm probably sounding overly harsh, and I don't mean to be. The service was good and the food decent but I can't get over the weird feel of the place. Maybe it was the drugs everyone else was on?
This fine, summer-like, Sunday morning my husband & I headed over to "The Waffle House" to satisfy my 'eggs & waffle' breakfast preference, and satisfied I was!
We visit this 'New Westminster tradition' about once a month and usually for breakfast, which of the day's 3 meals, I think they do best. The restaurant is bright and you can see to the opposite wall when you stand inside the entrance. Mature patrons and young families seem to be its core clientele.
Sundays are busy days for the restaurant - servers are hussling to and from the kitchen, people are waiting to be seated. My husband & I were promptly seated despite, but we did have to wait an unusual 5 min. for coffee, which is typically poured into the cups already on your table before you even have a chance to take off your coat (or, in today's case, your sunhat).
The waffle and eggs we ordered did arrive after only a few minutes and were perfectly prepared - the poached egg was sumptuously soft, the scrambled eggs - delectably creamy, and the waffle - toasted to a wonderful brown crispness. I highly recommend using the waffles' accompanying butter & syrup sparingly to truly enjoy their texture and taste.
If it is not close enough for you to walk to the restaurant, and you don't drive (or don't want to drive), there is a bus stop right outside serviced by a route that usually runs every 10 minutes.
My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for many years. Although we always just order the waffles, we just LOVE them! That's what keeps us coming back. There's an IHOP just down the road from this restaurant and we just pass it and head to Waffle House.
When I think of it, the ambiance and decor is boring and out-dated. The staff, who look like they've been there for years and years, are friendly and efficient (but I do dislike their uniforms). We consider this a breakfast spot; however, I have noticed that they do serve dinner. I'm unsure if I would try their dinner because it has a 'diner'/casual feel and I prefer more intimate places for dinner.
We will definitely continue going to this restaurant for breakfast; and we have brought friends who also agree that their waffles are delicious.
This place is run by a local New Westminster family (as far as I know anyway -- they used to live next door to my boyfriend's family!)
I like their large plate sized thin waffles, but last time I was there, had the turkey sandwich, and it was wonderful -- real turkey breast (not that sliced deli meat) and cranberry sauce. It was delicious!
I have been to this place a couple of times, nice place to haev a breakfast. Eggs benedict is on special, great execution and presentation. Good waffles. Coffee could be stronger. My wife took a piece of apple pie, compared to Blenz' on 6&6 this piece left much to be desired.
Still a great place for family breakfasts and brunches. Especially when watching Hyack parade:)
After seeing the line-up at the New West IHOP on a Sunday morning (04-03-2011), or group of four decided to try the Waffle House down the street. What a mistake. We waited over 40 minutes for our food, and were close to getting up to leave when it finally arrived. The waitress only once informed us they were "running late", and that was about a minute before our food arrived. The food itself was OK, but I can assure you IHOP blows it away in both quantity and taste. Customer service and order speed are also miles ahead at IHOP.
The manangement of the Waffle House needs to give some serious thought to speeding up their food orders and showing a little more consideration to the their customers while they're waiting.
We won't be back in any event.
Most of their clientele are seniors. And you know why? Because they have been coming here for decades. Some of the seniors move very slow, but they feel comfortable coming here because the staff are very patient.
I know the expectations when going out to a restaurant have changed and you expect things to be a certain way. However, this place has friendly staff and they know you by name. If it is your first time there, they will make you feel at home.
The waffles are delicious, you have to try them. I also like their lemon chicken, although I recommend the rice over the noodles, but if you like noodles, then go for it. Plus, they serve breakfast all day.
So we went to this place for our usual Saturday morning breakfast. We haven't been here in a few years, so we couldn't remember if it was good or not. The reviews on this site are mixed. Safe to say we will never forget our horrible breakfast today.
We had Strawberry waffle with whipped cream and turkey bacon on the side, the 2 eggs combo with hash brown and toast and 2 coffees.
The waffle itself was fine but the strawberries were so cold that they were almost frozen. They ruined the waffle. The eggs were supposed to be over easy, but they were medium. The hash brown was burnt on the top and raw on the bottom. The coffee was weak and watered down.
The 2 eggs combo was $6.95! In most breakfast places you can get everything in that combo plus meat for less than $4.00. The coffee was $2.25 per cup - same price as Starbucks! Overall it was a terrible value.
The bus boy who seated us and filled our coffee was especially polite and well-mannered. However, our waitress was a domineering cow, who splashed coffee in the cups without asking and grabbed our plates off the table before we were finished with them. Our meal was punctuated by the sound of her bossing the other service staff around the entire time. We were not impressed.
Terrible value, we could have gotten better food and better service at many other restaurants in town. We will not be back. Ever.
On a warm sunny September day, I happened to be in New Westminster to meet up w/somebody. We agreed to go inside the Waffle House and give it a try. We were greeted with fairly friendly receptions where we were seated to some tables (standard restaurant procedure).
We both ordered waffle house specials which came with 2 sausage, 2 bacon and w/pan fries (you can either choose between pan fries or hash-browns) with some OJ and milk. Our food came at the right time. The food tasted good for breakfast. The ambiance was comfortable and cozy. Overall, left satisfied and would recommend it to anyone who's in Uptown New West.
My Wife & I first came to this restaurant about a month ago. The minute we walked in we fell in love with this restaurant. It has a very homey feel. Our first visit could not have left a better impression. The waitress was so friendly & attentive, our food was brought quickly, it was delicious & the prices compared to other restaurants are fantastic. I asked to speak to the Manager/Owner because I wanted to praise their establishment. He came over quickly & was really appreciative of the Feedback that we gave him. Now when we go there we are greeted by name, & that is a really nice feeling. I have read some of the reviews left by other customers. In my opinion this is an excellent place to eat, in fact my wife & I go there every weekend now for breakfast. Like any restaurant the service is not always up to what some customers would expect, but all in all we have no complaints at all.
My wife and I eat there regularly - with the previous, and new owners. Never had a bad meal; an interesting and diversified menue, with imaginative "specials." Prices are very reasonable. The service is their strong point = excellent staff, always pleasant and knowledgeable - smartly turned-out too. The place is always clean. All-in-all a credit to new Westminster. A fine family restaurant.
The 3 of us plus another 3 went there as the there was a 45 minute wait at the Orange Room.
Got seated right away, orders placed a little late as we were chatting away. I ordered a WH special (2 eggs, 2 sausages, chunky hash and a waffle) I asked for the waffle to come later. The waffle nice and warn and tasted gooood!
Food was good, sausages were tasty and the service was o.k. I say o.k as our server was an older European lady than came accross a bit stern as compared to other servers that appeared a lot more friendly and happy to see the babies at our table.
Good all round value, food came as ordered even though they seemed a litle busy and extra points for really good coffee too!
mmMm. Everytime I come to waffle house the breakfast food is always comforting. It taste like a home cooked meal everytime. Unlike the franchise breakfast places in town, this one actually tast like real bacon and sausage. They even have turkey bacon! Deelissh! if anybody knows a breakfast place just like it, I'd like to know!
Good waffles! Not keen on waffles? They have so much other selections to choose from!
I've been here a few times and never disappointed. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, anytime I feel like having breakfast food, I know where to go! They have sandwiches , burgers and other dinner selections. One of my favorite places to go in New Westminster!
This is worth visiting just for the atmosphere. It is right out of the 60's in decore and diner style. The menu is inexpensive. I have had better waffles, but they are good enough and the experience was worth it.
They would do better with a syrup container rather than pre-packaged product.
Being a New West resident, I've gone here for a quiet breakfast and lunch a few times. My breakfast on Monday was rather indicative of my past visits. The waffles were good, and ham and eggs...well, I sure hope a restaurant can't butcher that. So, the food is always a plus there. The service is up and down though, it was tough to get a coffee refill this time. I've always likened this place to eating at my Mom's home. The food is decent, but like eating in a library. It can be so quiet in there. Maybe that's because of the general more elderly clientele or what, but I'm like afraid to drop a spoon or raise my voice to get more coffee lest disapproving stares...
Had breakfast there this morning, when eggs, hash browns, toast, and ham was delivered it was borderline cold, with soggy toast. Was one of the worst breakfasts I've had in ages. When returning the food, they charged me anyways stating I had eaten a couple bites of the ham. They also said they felt the food and it was warm. I don't know about any of you but when I get my food I want it hot, not borderline cold. They charged me the full price and I will never darken their establishment again!