bruxie / college area – san diego, ca
Bruxie recently opened in the College Area, offering up sandwiches that use waffles instead of bread. WHAT.
I had seen/heard of Bruxie before from other bloggers talking about the OC location and I briefly considering going to OC to try it… but yeah, that didn’t happen. Bruxie was originally supposed to open up at the Headquarters in Downtown but something happened and they pulled out… and are now open and running in the College Area. In fact, they are right next to a few of the student dorms AND you can use your student meal plan to score food here at Bruxie!
I’m super glad they decided to open in the summer while the students are away!
When you walk in you see the lone register (maybe a bad idea?) plus the menu on the wall. They have different daily specials which you can view ahead of time over on the Bruxie website.
[buttermilk fried chicken & waffle sandwich with waffle fries / $7.50 sandwich – $2.50 fries]
Jake and I split a sandwich (which they cut in half for us – hooray!). A lot of things sounded delicious but we decided to go for the classic chicken & waffles combination.
The chicken is a big piece of breast meat that has a nice crunchy coating on top. The coating/batter has a ton of herbs in that that you can clearly see. It’s got a bit of chili honey on top (maybe brushed on – it was a nice layer but didn’t drip off). The chili honey was delicious – it gave it a little bit of sweetness and that bit of chili gave it a nice infusion of spice and flavor. The chicken was moist and juicy and tasted wonderful. It’s paired with a cider based slaw on the bottom which gave the sandwich a bit of crunch.
The waffle itself it so delightful! It’s light, airy, and has a nice crispness on the outside. It’s easy to bite into it and chew – it’s not like eating a sandwich with hard toaster waffles – the waffles are softer than that. I kind of wanted to just eat the waffles by themselves, they were so yummy!
[liege waffle sundae / $6.95]
Jake indulged me and agreed to share a dessert with me. He said we could maybe go somewhere else for dessert but I had already seen someone order this and I wanted it bad!
They actually have a liege and a belgian waffle sundae so if you want one or the other you must specify. The leige waffles are sweetened waffles with sugar inside which caramelize on the outside while cooking. This is a denser, harder/crunchier version.
It’s topped with vanilla frozen custard, belgian chocolate, caramel sauce, peanuts and plenty of whipped cream. The frozen custard is so rich and creamy and tasted so good with the warm waffle! There were lots of peanuts (which I always appreciate) and lots of yummy whipped cream. Jake even ate a good bit of this despite the fact that it was covered in chocolate (sorry, baby).
I’d like to try the belgian version in the future, of course. For research purposes. We will have to come back and visit before school starts again next month. Summer is already going by too fast!
Who else went to Bruxie?
– Kirbie of Kirbie’s Cravings tried a few of the sandwiches at Bruxie
– SanDiegoFood.net also gave it a shot
– I also spied Darlene’s post about Bruxie over on Zagat
– CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High also had breakfast and some sweets at Bruxie
Later that evening we headed over to Mission Beach for a little late night beach going. The boys went bodysurfing while I just enjoyed the scenery and relaxed. There were a lot of people out at the beach as it had been July 4th weekend and it was hot!
I did manage to get a few pretty sunset photos though, maybe it seem like we had the beach to ourselves. Hah!
The sun just about gone for another day. A successful summer sunset!
5157 College Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115