One of the latest trends in food in seems to be finding new ways to recreate the sandwich. It sounds like a daunting task, but the brains behind the newly opened Rösten Gourmet Waffles, seem to have it covered. Listed as open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, you can have a waffle for breakfast or lunch or just a sweet snack.
A tiny space at the corner of Colorado and Mentor, Rösten Gourmet Waffles seems to have opened with little fanfare but has already made a fan with Pasadena Weekly critic Erica Wayne, who dubbed the gourmet waffle shop a “success”—especially the dessert ones.
Substitute bread for waffles and pick your fillings (meat and veggies) and you’ll have an idea of the basic menu concept. You can also get a more traditional waffle with sides of bacon and eggs for breakfasts or indulge in a dessert waffle.
The dessert waffles are the best part, according to Wayne, who explains in detail:
Our dessert waffle was an even bigger success; hot pastry, dark and very satisfying hot fudge, two large scoops of high-fat ice cream and lots of pretty drizzles of caramel, strawberry and chocolate syrups — what’s not to like? The other “Obsession” waffle comes with a choice of fresh berries and Nutella, peanut butter and a choice of three preserves: grape, strawberry or orange marmalade, finished with powdered sugar and chocolate syrup. Yum!”
And if enjoying mahi mahi on a waffle isn’t your thing, there are also bread options so you can enjoy a Panini and save the waffle for dessert.
Incidentally, the location makes it a perfect stop for a pre or post movie snack before catching a film at the Regency and with the holiday film season around the corner, you’ll likely be spending some time catching up on movies.
Rösten Gourmet Waffles 950 E Colorado Blvd #104 Pasadena, California