San Diego spot makes one of the ‘wildest and wackiest waffle wonders’: Yelp

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Some waffle-makers in North Park are being credited for adding their own unique twist to one of the most sought after breakfast comfort foods.

From waffle burgers to red velvet desert-inspired waffles, Yelp’s community department set out to find the 10 “wildest and wackiest waffle wonders” in the U.S. As it turns out, a local spot made the list.

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Located 3519 30th St. in San Diego, Atypical Waffle has a leavened batter delight that Yelp says is without a doubt the most popular waffle on their menu. The review platform also considers it worthy enough to make their ranking for “wildest and wackiest.”

It’s called “the number seven” and it’s topped with smoked brown sugared bacon, smashed avocado, goat cheese, salt and pepper.

Atypical Waffle
Atypical Waffle

The founder of Atypical Waffle, Joseph Kraft, told FOX 5 the inspiration behind “the number seven” derived from his Filipino background mixed with his California roots. He explained that he really wanted something savory to compliment the sweet waffle.

“As a Filipino I’ve always loved this sweet sausage called Longanisa ,” said Kraft. “But since that wasn’t practical to make, I just decided to do a sweet candied bacon. As a Californian, I love avocados and the goat cheese.”

Other menu items include the “chicken & nugs waffles, “waffles & cream,” as well as the “original” that’s made with Belgian pearl sugar.

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“Blink and you’ll miss it – a real hole in the wall breakfast spot! Tucked away just behind a laundromat, you’ll find some of the best waffles ever here. The waffles are so good just by themselves (no syrup needed!),” wrote Yelp Elite Calvin L. “You can’t go wrong, no matter what you order. It has a super cool, backyard kind of feel to it. What better way to start your morning than with good vibes and better waffles?”

Atypical Waffle is currently under a remodel with Kraft confirming the reopen is slated for sometime in May or June. This comes as the waffle spot was just sold to local entrepreneurs Jill Solomon and Jessica O’Shea.

In the meantime, Kraft said their plain pearl sugar waffles can be found and enjoyed at North Park’s Coffee & Tea Collective, as well as Santee Coffee Corner.

Yelp’s full list of the “wildest and wackiest waffle wonders” can be found here.

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