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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
3.6 km from San Diego Zoo
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am not understating that. This is an over the top breakfast and lunch palce located in the Kings Inn Hotel on Hotel Circle south. Fresh food served in delicious usual and unusual combinations. Great Coffee. Good service. Comfortable seats. The special waffles look great...and based on how much they were ordered, must taste great. I had a more traditional breakfast, which was still way better than average. Toast was hot, thick and delicious. Pricing is very reasonable, and if you are staying at the kings inn they give you a 10% coupon. Ask at the front desk and try to get a coupon. Do eat here. Nice decor and good food make a staple in San Diego Actual visit is August 2018 the new version of the app brought this up again. I previously did this review and submitted it I don’t know why it’s coming up again but I am doing this now to clear this out of my appMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 16 May 2021

We ate here for brunch on Mothers Day as we were in town for a dance competition. We stayed at the Kings Inn so it was convenient for us to walk down for food. When we got there it was busy so we put our...name down. The cool part is you can track your spot through the yelp app and find exactly how many people are in front of you and the party size so you know when its time to come back. When it was our time to be called, we were promptly seated. They have a good variety of food to each. The waffles are great. The country potatoes are to die for. I ended up getting the 2 egg plate with potatoes and mini waffles. These are probably the best waffles I've ever had. They were nice and flurry and had a great taste. I ate all my country potatoes and everyone else's who didn't eat/finish theirs also. The food was delicious. Our waitress was nice and friendly and the service was great. Even though it was Mothers Day and busy, the service didn't lack. They are very attentive. We typically stay with family but having a dance comp across the street, this made it nice. When we come back, we will definitely come back to eat here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2020

Next to the Kings Inn Hotel and very friendly staff. I have been there before and was very happy with the food and the pricing. You cant go wrong.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 October 2020

My inner child loved the waffle character out front beckoning customers. Food served to go or on site with part of the parking lot. The did a good job making it look like a patio setting. Food was fairly good.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

They have great food ... u need to try the waffles! YUMMY :) , All the food is good. We definitely will go back

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

First of all was told 20 to 30 minute wait. It was over an hour!! Then got seated in the sun. Sat for 5 minutes before someone came over and asked what we wanted to drink. Told him we were ready to order he said...he only does the drinks. Finally got to order. Food was ok. Not anything special. Will not waste my time here again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 8 July 2020 via mobile

Classic breakfast place. During COVID they are only serving out of one restaurant. Do you don’t get the same ambiance but the food is just as good. The Waffle Spot draws a lot of locals as well as tourists. When you arrive check in and...put your name down. Due to the small dining room and social distancing the wait might be longer. You can scan the menu outside so once inside your ready to order. The menu features eggs, waffles, and other classic breakfast favorites. You won’t get anything unique or special here. The food is fresh and well prepared. If your staying in the hotel I’d recommend calling and ordering take out. It will be less social interactions and will save you time. You could also eat in the pool area. Ample parking out front. Staff is friendly. They have a few hand sanitizer stations inside.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 25 June 2020

This was a good little spot for breakfast and the portions were nice for the price. I liked that they gave you the choice of toast or mini waffels for your meal.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 4 May 2020

There may be restaurants which includes breakfast with the price of the room. I will usually book one of these hotels when I'm not visiting in San Diego. However, I LOVE the waffle spot, the staff is friendly and efficient. The breakfast very good and...filling.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020

We ate here one morning during our stay at the Kings Inn. I enjoyed the Toasted Pecan Waffle and my husband liked his Waffle Platter. The server was friendly and quick. The regular waffles without the platters are a little pricey, since that's all you...get. There are cute pictures colored by kids and adults at the top of the walls. The entire place is branded very well.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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2 February 2019|
Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
Based on the fluffy texture, I would guess the batter does include eggs. It wouldn't hurt to ask. Their menu has a wide variety of other choices.
7 February 2018|
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Response from Matthew H | Reviewed this property |
There really shouldn't be any significant amount of traffic at that time of the day since the usual morning rush hours to work are pretty much over by 9:00 AM.
25 July 2017|
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Response from Gmanusm | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waffle Spot

Yes, The Waffle Spot offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Waffle Spot offers delivery services.

The Waffle Spot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4