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Best places in Meriden & Wallingford  to celebrate National Waffle Day

National Waffle Day is Thursday, Aug. 24. This breakfast dish made of a leavened batter or dough continues to be in stark competition with pancakes and french toast for the supreme breakfast item. 

Waffles come to be when the batter or dough is cooked between two patterned plates, and the dough bakes in the waffle’s characteristic uniform impressive surface. 

Looking for the best restaurants in Meriden and Wallingford to celebrate the anniversary of the first waffle iron patent issued on August 24? Our guide below featuring the winners and finalists from our 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards can help steer you in the right direction.

Huxley’s Bookmark Cafe

Huxley’s Bookmark Cafe has been recognized for their breakfast sandwiches, as the restaurant has spent over 21 years serving Meriden patrons an array of  breakfast items, including Belgian waffles. They serve it topped with strawberries and bananas, blueberries or plain with a scoop of ice cream, which makes a refreshing treat for this summer heat.

The cafe is open Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Address: 1376 East Main Street, Meriden

2022 Readers’ Choice Awards: Finalist for Breakfast Sandwich 

Dad’s Restaurant 

Enjoy a homestyle breakfast at Dad’s Restaurant. Don’t only enjoy great pancakes or omelets, but homemade Belgian waffles as well. They serve it topped with strawberries or peaches and whipped cream or with fresh fruit, a yummy summer treat.

Enjoy your waffle in their dining room or take it to go. They even offer catering options so you can host a waffle brunch.

Dad’s is open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. (breakfast and lunch); and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. (breakfast only)

Address: 740 North Colony Road, Wallingford

2022 Readers’ Choice Awards: Winner for Best Breakfast Restaurant 

Colony Diner & Restaurant 

Colony Diner & Restaurant not only has an extensive lunch and dinner menu but breakfast as well. With breakfast served all day, you can get an original Belgian waffle or add the bells and whistles. They offer a strawberry compote waffle with whipped cream; fresh strawberry or blueberry waffle; strawberry, banana and chocolate chip waffle; bananas and whipped cream; oreo waffle topped with vanilla ice cream and crushed oreos; Nutella waffle topped with Nutella spread, strawberries, bananas and whipped cream; caramel waffle topped with vanilla ice cream, fresh sliced bananas; caramel drizzle and whipped cream; chocolate chip waffle; Belgian waffle loaded with chocolate chips, chocolate drizzle & whipped cream; Patriotic waffle with fresh strawberries and blueberries; and fried chicken and waffle, which is a Belgian waffle served along with crispy Southern fried chicken.

Dine-in for the best experience in a cozy, family atmosphere. Or take it to go and enjoy it in the nice summer weather or at home.

Colony is open Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m.-3 a.m.

Address: 611 North Colony Road, Wallingford

2022 Readers’ Choice Awards: Winner for Diner and Finalist for Breakfast Restaurant. Also recognized by NBC Connecticut 



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