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- 76%Local Culture
- 73%Budget Travelers
- 62%Family Travelers
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Member Reviews (18)
- BruxieMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Feb 11, 2014
All ordering and seating is outdoors. Didn't quite expect that, but there's always a dude out there that watches over tables and makes sure that you have what you need. Personal service like that is always welcome. Dude was so nice that I must say his services bumped up my views of Bruxie, even through my "not being a fan of waffles." Such a friendly college student, ohhh Chapman Pre-Grads, you guys seem so nice.
-=-Pastrami Waffle, Fries, Chocolate Shake-=- There's choices here: sweet or savory. And if you go savory the choice is: heavy or not-as-heavy. I was a hungryman so I went for heavy savory, hence the Pastrami. For a first timer, I didn't dig it. It was as if the waffle was fighting with the pastrami over your taste buds. It wasn't the cohesion that I expected, but get this: the waffle alone would be excellent, and the pastrami alone would also be excellent. My taste buds just didn't like it. Fries were just a few more extra bucks so I went with it, nothing extraordinary to report. Chocolate shake was malty and thick, just how I like it.
My recommendation? Come for the experience and expect the folded up waffle like you thought it would be.
- BruxieMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 1Dec 09, 2013
I had such an amazing experience on my first trip to Bruxie, so it was a no brainer to bring my out-of-town guest to one of Orange County's finest. We decided to split a savory and a sweet waffle sammy since we wanted to maximize the sensation in our taste glands and based on the hosts enthusiastic recommendation we sampled the following...
Savory: South Carolina Pulled Pork Waffle with tangy BBQ sauce on the side- What an amazing sammy! I absolutely loved the soft but lightly crisp waffle combined with the slaw and mouth-watering pulled pork. It was definitely a messy sammy but completely worth it. It was finger licking good!
Sweet: Creme Brulee Waffle- The perfect dessert with classic vanilla créme with burnt raw sugar, strawberries and lightly sprinkled with powder sugar. It had the perfect balance of sweetness to appease any child's sweet-tooth but also was mild enough for any adult as well. It was crazy good!
I've tried a number of their sweet and savory sammies and I really think you can't go wrong with any of them, but these two that I tried above were definitely a home-run for our party of two.
PARKING TIP: Parking is nonexistent over here, but you can go to one of the Chapman Parking structures and pay $2 or 2 hours. I like to park in the Barrera Parking Structure on West Sycamore Ave and North Lemon Street. It's not that far of a walk and your car will be in a shaded parking structure. See map here (http://www.chapman.edu/d… ). Street parking is difficult because many of the strees need a City of Orange permit, so do yourself a favor and check out this map before you go.
- BruxieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Sep 20, 2013
What a great concept. Waffle sandwiches. Can't believe that no one thought of this until recently.
This is the location that started what has grown into a SoCal restaurant chain. It is located near Chapman University in Orange. Parking can be dicey. There are a few spots on the premises, but you will likely need to park on the street. Since it is near a university, that makes it more difficult. Plus some street parking requires a permit.
There are numerous waffle sandwiches of the sweet and savory variety. They also have soda, floats, shakes, sundaes and frozen custard. There is also daily special waffle sandwiches with gourmet toppings like short ribs for instance. The prices here are quite reasonable given the quality fare.
I had the buttermilk fried chicken & waffle sandwich. The fried chicken was crispy and tender and was covered with a honey chili sauce and coleslaw. I can see why Bruxie has become so popular and this sandwich is one of the reasons.
If you are looking for a different type of sandwich experience when visiting LA/OC, Bruxie is the way to go.
- BruxieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6May 15, 2013
Gourmet waffle sandwiches is what they do, and they do it well. Sweet or savory, you're in for a treat here. Go with a couple of friends and share a few to get the best experience!
- BruxieMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversJan 04, 2013
Today I tried the chicken and waffle, bacon egg and cheese, and lemon cream and berries.
First of all, it looked like at this location they don't put as much filling inside as they do at the Brea location. The sandwiches looked sad and flat. Or was I just too excited to eat Bruxie sandwiches again that I hyped it up too much for myself?? It was very yummy but I was still hungry after eating a savory and a sweet one. All seating is outdoors at this location.
Anyways, the chicken and waffle is good, but part of the waffle was soggy.
Now let me tell you about the lemon cream and berries. Lisa, are you reading this?? I know you told me the seasonal creme brulee is bomb. And it is. I ate some of that one today too (and the one in Brea tasted better to me). But the lemon cream is something else! The cream is light, sweet and tangy. It has that extra ZIIING! The seasonal creme brulee comes with strawberries. The lemon cream comes with strawberries AND blackberries.
Lemon cream wins. GET IT
Sorry in advance if I hyped it up too much. It sucks. You won't like it. I can't stop thinking about it. Lemon creammmm
- BruxieOct 12, 2012
So I'm late in trying Bruxie in the same way that I'm late in converting over to "Timeline" for Facebook. Yes, I know that everyone has already been to Bruxie, has already got a really cool picture inside of picture for their timeline, and has beaten me in all aspects of being cool. Story of my life.
But I finally pulled the trigger, trying Bruxie AND switching over to Timeline, all in the same week! What a shock to my system that was. Being cool really takes a toll, even at the low level of coolness I inhabit.
We happened to pick a delightful day to head out to Orange, and with the sun shining and people out enjoying it, it was a great day to people watch via Bruxie's moderately spacious outdoor seating area.
Our food came out fast despite it being crowded. We shared the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and the Prosciutto with Gruyere . I wish I would have ordered the fried chicken to myself, because it was seriously astonishingly good. Our "server" gave us the recommendation of throwing some sriracha on top to balance out the sweetness of the breading, and what a fantastic idea that was. The chicken was perfectly cooked, the waffle crispy and more airy than I had expected, and the overall taste balance being something like savory, spicy, sweet, STUPENDOUS!
Maybe it was because the fried chicken was so amazing, but the prosciutto was a miss for me. It just didn't balance out with the waffle, and kind of just got lost in the whole exchange with the mustard and waffle like one was in the middle of a Tyson / Pacquiao slap-boxing match.
So I get it; Bruxie has a nitch, and they execute it well. I'd like to try out their deserts, and a lot more of their menu, though with their signature dish being so amazing, it'll be hard for me not to order it in the future.
- BruxieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 25, 2012
Just the hype, an a-ok place. Got the chicken and waffle, didn't satisfy my craving @ all. I eat, so I need some real chicken (not just a fillet of breast) that I can eat pick up with my hand and dunk the succulent pieces of chicken into my gravy while I use the other hand to crab my fork to get a piece of the waffle. I still crave for some "real" chicken and waffle @ Roscos in Long Beach.
Would not come back again.