Bruxie has several locations in the OC area. We went to the one in Old Town Orange. It was my first time in that area, and I wish I had more time to explore the town. The menu consists of various savory waffle sandwiches and a few dessert ones too.
According to my OC friends, there’s pretty much always a line at Bruxie. Luckily, the wait wasn’t too bad. It was a brutally hot day and so they were misting water from the roof of the store. It was refreshing, but also made me feel like produce in the supermarket. Seating is only outside, and we were lucky to snag a table.
BBQ Pulled Pork
Because we were there on a Saturday, they had a few board specials that are not available other days. So we took full advantage, ordering the BBQ pulled pork as one of our sandwiches.
After biting in, I could understand the hype. The waffle is unbelievably light, airy and crispy. It’s not sweet, so it works as as a bread replacer perfectly. I liked the pulled pork, especially the sauce, but wished there was a little more meat.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle
Of course I couldn’t resist ordering a chicken and waffle. The chicken batter was seasoned with a variety of spices, adding a lot of flavor to the skin. I thought this was a pretty good rendition of a chicken and waffles, though Mr. K didn’t really care for it.
Liege Waffle with Sugar Pearls
For dessert, we ordered a liege waffle, normally one of my favorites. The waffle was overcooked, somewhat burned on the edges. The sugar pearls, which I normally like, were embedded in the waffle, and biting them gave a sensation of biting into tiny pebbles in the waffle because they were so hard. I could see that the waffle had potential because the non-burned portions tasted good. I wouldn’t get it with the sugar pearls again though and hopefully next time they won’t burn my waffle.
Old Town Orange Location
292 North Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866