Waffles INCaffeinated (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)

When I told friends and family my significant other and I were going to take a road trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I got mixed reactions. People told me with surprising frankness that they thought of Pittsburgh as nothing more than a dirty steel-producing city without much to do. Having returned from our trip, we can attest that this is not the case! We found ourselves wishing we had more time to explore museums, visit more parks, and enjoy the pleasant vibe of the city. Along the way, we also got to stop at Waffles INCaffeinated, a local breakfast joint, on August 28.

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Truth be told, in the pancakes vs. waffles debate, I usually side with pancakes. Too many waffles are resistant to absorbing syrups as well as a presumably thinner pancake can but also incredibly dry. However, something about Waffles INCaffeinated’s menu caught my attention and made me want to see if they could pull off a tasty waffle.

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Ms. R ordered the chicken and waffles item, a “pecan infused waffle” with boneless chicken strips topped with scallions and maple butter glaze. I went for the “Souther’ Waffle,” Which consisted of fresh jalapeño chorizo sausage, and cheddar cheese inside of a waffle topped with pico de gallo (similar to salsa) and a fried egg.

Visitors to Pittsburgh should know that they have a unique system involving metered parking. After parking a car, the driver must pay at a small kiosk. However, it is also necessary to enter the car’s license plate. If you stay too long in a certain area, you will be prohibited from buying more time. And because you have to log the license plate, this is enforceable. Perhaps there is a positive side to this system that I am unaware of, but it was a considerable annoyance to have to leave attractions early simply to move my car.

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When our food arrived, we dug right in. Ms. R really enjoyed the chicken and waffles, lamenting only that she did not have the appetite to finish it. I tried the chicken and thought it was a bit dry, but Ms. R had no complaints. The “Souther’ Waffle” was out of this world. The jalapeños, cheese, and chorizo kept the waffle moist, and the egg provided some variety in flavor. I loved it.

Waffles INCaffeinated puts a nice spin on an old breakfast classic that, in my opinion, needed some modernizing. The outside seating was lovely, although the in-door air-conditioning was so cold it was uncomfortable. This location seems to lend itself well for groups of people wanting to have brunch together. If I returned, I would definitely try their ‘design your own waffle’ concept.

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Name: Waffles INCaffeinated
Website http://www.wafflesincaffeinated.com/
Phone +1 (412) 301-1763

Credit Cards? Yes
Apple Pay [?]? No
Bathroom? Yes
Reservations?  No
Take out? Yes
Delivery? No
Wifi? No
Outside seating? Yes
Wheelchair friendly? Yes
Alcohol? No
Dogs allowed? ???
Bike parking? Yes
Car parking? Yes

Date night? No
English-speaking staff? Yes
English menus? Yes
LGBTQ friendly [?]? Yes
Information updated on: September 28, 2018
Prices [?]: $ $ $ $

Monday: 08:00 – 14:00
Tuesday: 08:00 – 14:00
Wednesday: 08:00 – 14:00
Thursday: 08:00 – 14:00
Friday: 08:00 – 14:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 15:00
Sunday: 08:00 – 15:00

Address 2517 E Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 U.S.A.