The waffle was long ago named the undisputed king of breakfast breads after trouncing an insurrection of Melba toast and toppling the fraudulent regime of the syrup-soaked saltine. Indulge in sweet breakfast fare with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of waffles and warm drinks at The Gaufre Gourmet's friendly food cart, located at the Green Castle Food Court on Everett and 20th.
After a year in their brioche-soaked laboratory, the waffle wizards at The Gaufre Gourmet have unleashed an onslaught of authentic liege-style waffles upon the taste-weary masses. An adaptation of brioche bread dough, authentic liege waffles knead in chunks of pearl sugar that caramelize on the outside of the waffle when baked. This creates a richer, denser, and sweeter waffle that is a close culinary nephew to the cinnamon roll. The Gaufre Gourmet's pastry pirates whip up fresh fare daily, including the maple bacon waffle with maple frosting kissed with crispy bacon ($4.50), and the milk and honey waffle bulging with goat cheese mousse, honey roasted pistachios, and balsamic caramel sauce ($6). Patrons can ponder the perplexities of the age-old sweet verses savory debate with a Nutty Pearfessor waffle, an academic marvel coated with Nutella, fresh pears, balsamic caramel sauce, and candied pecans ($5.75). Or, inhale one of The Gaufre Gourmet's handcrafted illy espresso beverages and give out free sugar- and caffeine-fueled hugs to passersby.
NE Everett St. & NE 20th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97232Get Directions