Donut Bar recently opened its Waffle Lounge, located in the upstairs section of Donut Bar. In addition to being a place to hang out and enjoy your donuts, it also serves waffles.
We went to check it out this past weekend. After you enter the Donut Bar shop you can head upstairs to get to the lounge. Once upstairs, there is a counter where you can order your waffle and/or donuts.
The lounge has a variety of chairs and tables to choose from. I especially like the large chalkboards where customers can write messages, donut flavors ideas, etc. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the lounge. It was relaxing, well-lit, a perfect place to hang out with some friends or maybe even get some work done.
House Waffle (bacon waffles, topped with Nutella and bananas)
The waffle was very light and stuffed with bits of bacon. A lot of the bacon waffles I’ve encountered have been heavy and dense, but this was not. It was crisp, light and a good balance of salty and sweet. I could have easily just eaten it by itself. The warmed Nutella and bananas were a good accompaniment. We had no problems polishing off this waffle and are eager to try some of the other ones offered.
We also couldn’t resist getting a few donuts.
Orange Creamsicle, Strawberries and Cream, Buttermilk Bar
My favorite of the three was the strawberries and cream donut. I thought the flavor would only be in the frosting, but when I bit in, the cake donut was studded with strawberry bits. The frosting also wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet. Instead, it had some tartness from strawberries.
Here are a few more shots of the lounge:
And some donuts for that day:
We really enjoyed the Waffle Lounge. It was a fun atmosphere, the staff came by to check on us frequently and the waffle we had was delicious. We went on a Sunday, which seemed to be less busy than the previous Saturdays we’ve gone. They only recently began extending open hours to include Sunday. You can check their Facebook page for up to date information on store hours and flavors of the day. Our original visit to Donut Bar can be found here.
631 B Street
San Diego, CA