Sunday, March 25, 2012

Waffles, INCaffeinated (New Brighton)

R. loves waffles, and I had been meaning to take him to Waffles, INCaffeinated up in New Brighton for a while. New Brighton is a bit out of the way so the trip requires some planning.  The first few times we made plans to go, things just didn't work out: either something came up and we had to cancel our reservation at the last minute, or we couldn't get in on a busy Sunday, or we would have plans to go on a Monday just to realize that they close on Mondays.  But the fourth time was finally the charm!

It was our first ever trip to New Brighton, and I didn't realize its main drag on 3rd Avenue is so cute.  Just up the street from Waffles, INCaffeinated is the First Presbyterian Church, which is pretty in a small historic town sort of way:

First Presbyterian Church in New Brighton
First Presbyterian Church in New Brighton

And located just a block down and across the street was the charming little house where we would enjoy brunch:

Waffles, INCaffeinated

Just like the neighborhood, Waffles, INCaffeinated is cute.  There is a small patio that is absolutely lovely, and the inside is modern and comfy:

Inside WafflesINCaffeinated

Inside WafflesINCaffeinated
View from our seats

T-shirt Sign at WafflesINCaffeinated
A sign on the wall

Since we drove all the way up here for their famous waffles, I focused my menu browsing energy on the few pages that were dedicated to waffles.  It was a tough choice; everything sounded amazing, and there is even the opportunity to create your own waffle using the myriad of topping and mix-in options available.

After waffling a bit (lame pun intended), I chose the Bananas Foster, which has walnuts inside the waffle and topped with sliced bananas, homemade butter rum sauce, and vanilla ice cream.  It was as lovely as the restaurant itself!  Also, the presentation was awesome!

Bananas Foster at WafflesINCaffeinated
Bananas Foster ($8)

R. picked the Mega Berry, which is also an excellent choice.  It has raspberries and blueberries mixed in, and topped with more raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream.

Mega Berry at WafflesINCaffeinated
Mega Berry ($7)

Since it was our first time there, the waitress gave us all three syrups - vanilla, rum, and maple - to try.  I only tried a little bit of the vanilla as my Bananas Foster was already plenty flavorful, which was good, and R. liked that one the best as well.  I asked the waffle fan if he thought Waffles, INCaffeinated was worth the drive, and his response was an enthusiastic "yes"!  Yeah, I'd make the drive here again, too.

Restaurant info:
Waffles, INCaffeinated
1224 3rd Ave, New Brighton, PA 15066
(724)359-4841 weekend reservations highly recommended
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