The West Cafe is a sunny, cute little place with many vegan offerings on their regular menu, in addition to the all-vegan waffle brunch on Sundays. They have vegan muffins and pastries from Champs Family Bakery, and even Mast Brothers chocolate bars. But the waffles...oh, the waffles!
|Ayinde makes & tops each waffle himself. Just look at how skillfully he pours the syrup!|
No matter which waffle you get, you absolutely have to order a side of Ayinde's secret recipe mac & "yease." We tasted this for the first time at the Gracious Gourmand dinner, and it remains one of the best and most unique macaroni & cheese recipes I have ever tasted. I know there's nutritional yeast in there, and some lemon juice, and... I don't know what else. But it's so good. It's you-have-to-taste-it-to-believe-it kind of good. Get it.
This is the gluten-free corn waffle that I ordered. Joshua swore that these gluten-free waffles tasted just like the Eggo waffles of his childhood memories, and I agree! Crisp on the outside, moist on the inside, and with just a hint of sweetness, these were light yet incredibly flavorful and satisfying. They might be gluten-free, but there was nothing missing from these waffles.
And this was the incredibly decadent Chocolate Orange Marble waffle. Topped with chocolate sauce. And vegan whipped cream. I could wax poetic about this waffle, but really, just look at it. That is a thing of perfection.
And last, but certainly not least, is the Pumpkin Spice waffle. Warm, fragrant, and perfect for a chilly Sunday morning. I think these were even in a vegan-friendly cow shape. They were heavenly. So where are you going to be next Sunday?