Golden Waffle Café
● By Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Walking into Golden Waffle Café, you’d think you stepped back into the ’50s.
The décor, complete with booths that match the carpet and signs about “Mom’s kitchen,” is what you’d expect to find in a diner way back when. As I sat down and opened the menu, I smiled at their waffle selection—they have one for every taste. But if you’re not a waffle person, you’ll stay worry free with their choices of pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and plenty of other breakfast classics. I let my inner kid do the picking with their Strawberry Waffle Combo—consisting of a waffle covered in strawberries, whipped cream and strawberry syrup, all alongside two sausages, two slices of bacon and two fried eggs. When I say this strawberry waffle was the best I’ve ever had, I’m not exaggerating. The strawberries were real, not the squishy processed kind, and the waffle was cooked to buttery perfection with coveted, slightly crunchy edges; I barely needed any syrup. The bacon came sliced thick, the sausage plump and juicy, and my egg cooked just right. My dining partner was bolder and ordered the Bacon Waffle, which featured salty bits of bacon cooked right into the batter! We will be returning to Golden Waffle Café, my new favorite breakfast place, very soon! Golden Waffle Café, 1449 Broadway, Placerville, 530-642-9322.