On our first night in Irvine, we had dinner at Quan Hy in Westminster. Since I've posted about Quan Hy before (a must go whenever you're in the area), I'm skipping straight to the next morning. We had to stick close to our host's house, since T's friend was going to pick her up there for their spa day.
Bruxie was just a quick drive away:
It was pretty early in the morning, so the place was pretty quiet:
Since there was nobody around, we took our sweet time staring at the menu mounted at the front counter. With some help from the chipper young lady at the front, we finally decided on what we wanted. We placed our order at the counter, then took a pager to our chosen table. We thought we had to pick up our own food when it was ready, but instead, someone brought it out to our table, leaving us slightly befuddled.
Nifty GPS pagers aside, let's talk about the food. We started with the Belgian chocolate Wisconsin custard shake ($4.95):
Three people sharing one shake may seem kind of ridiculous and more than a little miserly, but it really was the perfect portion size. Though only subtly sweet, the shake was super thick and ultra decadent.
Especially given how it was breakfast and how we also split an order of Irish nachos ($7.95):
What better thing to have early in the morning than waffle fries smothered in cheese sauce and topped with bacon, sour cream, and chives?
Bruxie is known for its waffle sandwiches. The buttermilk fried chicken and waffle ($7.50) was apparently one of its best sellers:
Deceptively simple. Just fried chicken in a waffle with chili honey and cider slaw. We snagged our own condiments from the condiment island.
The green eggs and ham ($7.25) was just too cute to pass up:
It came stuffed with grilled ham, cheddar, mayo, an egg, and arugula pesto.
We toyed with the idea of getting a sweet waffle sandwich as well, but thank goodness we decided against that. We had just the right amount of food for the three of us. Another waffle would have taken us over into food coma territory.
Don't expect anything at Bruxie to blow you away, but it's good, solid food at good, solid prices.
Before we left, we shadily filled up our water bottles from the water faucet on the condiments island. I felt mucho self-conscious while doing it, but hey, no shame, right?
Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches
14376 Culver Dr
Irvine, CA 92604