3815 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606


  • Sun 8am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Bruxie has shown that the old adage “selling like hotcakes” should probably be revised. Right now there are so many me-too waffle sandwich shops opening, it seems a repeat of what happened with food trucks after Kogi and frozen yogurt after Pinkberry. Though it's neither the first nor the last waffle sandwich shop you’ll ever see, Gaufree - owned by ex-circus acrobats - does everything you expect with its waffles. It’s used as the bun for a burger, as the platform for sweet desserts, and as everything else in between. The fried chicken here, which is not like Roscoe's nor Japanese katsu, is the bastard child of both, a lightly battered boneless plank of poultry that tastes like something your mom would make on a cast iron pan. If you ate it with mashed potatoes, you'd consider yourself well fed. Yet as we all now know as fact: it tastes pretty damn good in a waffle. What sets Gaufree apart from all the other Bruxie carbon copies are the homemade sauces. The curry mayo is divine, but the best sauce may be the homemade ketchup, which one might first mistake for barbecue because it's so complex.
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