We all know my love for waffles – as seen here in Vancouver, Richmond, and Arizona. So what do we do when we’re kickin’ it in Seattle? Eat waffles of course! As per usual, when traveling to the states, we consult both Urbanspoon and Yelp to see where trustworthy locals recommend eating. One of the top rated breakfast joints is Sweet Iron Waffle – score.
Located on 3rd Avenue between, University & Seneca, this waffle joint was just a short + steep walk from our hotel. (Many downtown Seattle streets are very steep, much like San Francisco). It’s fairly small inside with only a few tables, so this shop does a lot of grab ‘n go orders.
Their Liège, Belgium style waffles are made with a brioche dough containing pearl sugar and topped with your choice delicious and unique combinations – like brie cheese & fresh basil. We both could not resist their fresh strawberries and whipped cream waffles.
Strawberries & Whipped Cream Liège Waffle ($3.99). Gary, being the meatatarian that he is, ordered two strips of bacon ($1.00) on the side. Seemed like a microwave-cooked type of bacon, but it was bacon none the less. Our waffles were deliciously dense and sweet Liège waffles topped with fresh cut strawberries, fresh whipped cream, and drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar. Their waffles truly are an extraordinary treat, because unlike Patisserie Lebeau, these are made to order. Pressed with authentic cast iron Belgian waffle irons, they are created with only the best organic, local and all natural ingredients.
Commited to sustainablity, Sweet Iron supports local organic farmers and Seattle businesses when possible. They proudly use Shepherd’s flour, grown by an alliance of progressive family farmers who are dedicated to sustainable agriculture. And during the peak berry season Sweet Iron features local Remlinger farms strawberries. They also use locally roasted Stumptown coffee, and their packaging and utensils are compostable and they use recycled materials when possible — waffles you can actually feel good about eating (don’t mind the calories)! If you love Liège waffles, you must stop by Sweet Iron Waffles in downtown Seattle for a tasty treat.