Atlanta Trip Report: Waffle House

I got tired of the buffet breakfast in my hotel. I asked the Atlanta project team for breakfast recommendations — preferably a place where Atlantans have their breakfast. Susan D recommended that we must try the Waffle House. I recall seeing their huge bright yellow signboard from my hotel.

Waffle House started their first restaurant 50 years ago in Atlanta, GA. Today they have grown to 1500 restaurants in 25 states. Too bad they have not have a presence yet in WA or OR, otherwise I would bring the family to try this. Anyway, they open 24 hrs a day and 365 days the whole year — yes, even on Christmas Day.

Frankly, Rob, Chix and Vince does not really care where they go for their breakfast. It was I who tried so hard to convince them to take that short drive to the Waffle House 1 block away. Anyway, driving into the carpark, we were rather hesitant going in because, hmmm … some of the customers look like roughnecks. Instead of turning around, we decided to just go in — I was glad we did.

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The thing that really drew my attention was the many different type of sauces on each table.

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Started off with a cup of their Waffle House Blend coffee. For me, any great breakfast place MUST serve great coffee. For me, the coffee pretty much make or break the breakfast — know what I mean?

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I can’t exactly recall what this breakfast is called … perhaps it’s called All-Star or something like that. Anyway, I went for the item with the most items. There are toasts, bacon, hash browns and two eggs — sunny side up is the only way to have eggs for me. It was really great but what is best is that this only costs something like $3.

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Of course, what is a trip to the Waffle House without trying their Waffle. Guess how many waffles they have made the past 50 years … 500 million! The Waffle is soft, nice and made to perfection.

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We had a good chat too during breakfast. Vince, who is a location manager in the film industry, had so many stories to tell us about his job. I remember the warm sun was shining brightly through the all glass restaurant. What a way to start the day … a warm breakfast, a hot cup of coffee, bright morning sun and great friends. Sigh … do I have to go for another full day of meetings?

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  1. This is the best Waffle House has ever looked … I’m getting hungry now (until I actually walk into a Waffle House that is).

    Nice shots!

  2. Hi Jenny,

    Are you referring to sink mat? I never have one before. Come to think of it, its a good idea. All I have is those sink drainer which only covers the sink hole which I usually get from dollar store.

  3. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day although, sadly enough, the one I get to eat the least.

    – Chubbypanda

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