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Dense waffles?

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I had these waffles at a hotel in Seattle where they were dense and had a great flavor, almost on the sweet side. Wish I had taken a photo of them! I fell in love with them and am not sure where to go to try to find something similar. The few times I have ordered waffles since then they have been the typical fluffy/non descript waffles. I read about Shaky Alibi and wanted to know if there were any other places closer to Venice/Santa Monica. Thanks!

Shaky Alibi
7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  1. From your description I would suggest you give the waffle at Bite Bar & Bakery a try. Available Saturday and Sunday breakfast/brunch only.

    Bite Bar & Bakery
    3221 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

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    1. re: Servorg

      Agree that Bite's waffle is excellent.

    2. I would say Shaky Alibi fits your requirements best, good stuff with pearl sugar in the batter. Also, from what I recall(though it's been a long while) OPH in Redondo had a good, dense-ish waffle.

      I have to completely disagree with the Bite rec, since you are looking for dense, theirs is the complete opposite. If you like it airy and crispy though, it might ring your bell.

      Shaky Alibi
      7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. Shaky Alibi is probably gonna be your best bet. The only other places I know serving Liege Waffles in L.A. are Syrup downtown, which was okay but not as good as Shaky, and apparently Lucky Devils in Hollywood, though I've never heard anyone praise theirs.

        Shaky Alibi
        7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

        1. I know this is out of your geographic area, but for those who are interested the Peach Cafe in Monrovia makes outstanding waffles of the type you describe -- dense creations with a complexity of flavor (and aroma) that transcends the typical sweetness inherent in regular waffle batter and can, quite handsomely, stand on its own without any toppings or accouterments.

          (I think part of Peach Cafe's secret is adding a bit of cornmeal to their waffle batter to give it that certain je ne sais quoi)


          1. Try Le Pain Quotidien. Their waffles are small and oblong, but have the dense interior and sweet flavor you are looking for, alomg with the sugar pebbles that crisp nicely when heated. They are served with berries in every large square. A good value there as well.

            I tried Bite a few weeks ago, but unfortunately wasn't all that impressed. I loved the vibe of the place, but the waffle wasn't really a crisp, thick Belgian -- on the smaller side, just ok.

            1. Sounds like you are looking for LIEGE type waffles. They have them at Syrup Desserts in Downtown. You can get them with various toppings too.