Volkswaffle

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Volkswaffle

Volkswaffle

Location: SW 5th and Harrison
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-3pm

The Story:

Get a few friends together (6) who like breakfast food, purchase and outfit an 1980’s Volkwagon camper van into a functioning food cart and you have Volkswaffle.

I admire that six friends are close enough to open a food cart together. With the hours the cart is open, it would need some dedication. I just wonder how they all fit inside… Volkswaffle isn’t just another waffle cart. They are doing a Belgian style waffle served on a plate instead of the sandwich style we find elsewhere. The key to Volkswaffle’s waffle is their batter which creates a light and fluffy base which can be topped with an assortment of toppings including home made jams and fresh fruit. They even offer the hard to find chicken and waffle combo.

The day we visited, a sunny fall lunch, the grill was hot and we splurged for a dessert style meal – a Belgian waffle with Nutella, whipped cream and sliced bananas – The Priscilla. My first bite was to snag a banana and dip it in the whip cream as if it may be taken away at any moment. Something about whipped cream reminds me of sneaking spoonfuls of Cool Whip from the tub in the fridge as a child. The waffle was crispy and fluffy, just as described. Nutella! Do I need to even describe it? I could put Nutella on almost anything. The hazelnut chocolate flavor with the waffle, cream and bananas made us smile.

Volkswaffle is open most days at 8am and stays open late into the night along with the other couple of carts on the lot. Having a sweet fruit covered Belgian waffle while sitting around the campfire on the lot sounds like fun on a cool fall evening. Go visit Volkswaffle, say hello, and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

[Update Feb 2011 – now located at PSU on SW 5th and Harrison]
[Update Feb 2011 – updates to hours, phone, menu]

Sample Menu:

See website for expanded menu:

  • Classic Belgian Waffle: powdered sugar, butter and maple syrup – $4
  • Breakfast Waffle: butter, maple syrup, 2 eggs any style – $5
  • Elvis: peanut butter, bananas and honey – $4
  • Priscilla: Nutella, bananas and whip cream – $4
  • PBFF: peanut butter and fresh seasonal fruit – $3.50
  • Chicken and Waffles – $7
  • Create your own: $2.50 with additional toppings $.50 or $1.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-3am
Phone: 503 477 1966
Website: www.VolksWaffle.com
Twitter: @VolksWaffle Facebook: Volkswaffle

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Comments

  1. I’m sure you have heard y now that Nutella is NOT almond, but hazelnut spread. Just wanted to be sure you knew.

  2. What? No sausage or bacon? Maybe not enough room in there.

    Looks like a great cart at a prime location. As long as we’re on VWs, how about a Golf Cart?

  3. dieselboi says:

    Paul, you’re right. I knew that, but somehow, almonds were on the brain. Fixed. Thanks.

  4. That looks incredible! Finally, a cure for the common hangover!
    Would love to see something like that up here in Vancouver

  5. the waffles are amazing, the servers/owners? are a treat, this is a place that is worth making a habit from.

  6. I went and ate their Elvis waffle. Which is a cross between death and an orgasm really… It was sooo good. Anyway, it made it into my top five and I included it in a recent article.

  7. Awesome set up, great friendly service, and a HUGE spread of hours. Impressive indeed! I will totally visit every time I’m in the burnside/mlk area

  8. GREAT TO SEE YOU GUYS UP AND RUNNING MY DAUGHTER AND I HAVE POPPED IN FROM TIME TO TIME TO GET A SNACK THE FOOD IS GREAT LOOK FORWARD TO SEE YOU GUYS SUCCEED GOOD LUCK

  9. This place is so awesome, while I was waiting for my waffle the owner(s) let me sample all this killer stuff they were working with like the prosciutto and the apple butter, talking openly about where they got it from and ways they could use it. We speculated that the prosciutto might be cool with the peanut butter and bananas one…but they only had apples at that time, so they just whipped it up for me on the fly – peanut butter, apples, honey, and prosciutto on a waffle. The salty and the sweet offset each other perfectly it was amazingly good, and that’s what I get every time now.

    There’s a brewery there now that uses that parking lot and it looks like all the carts there scattered – any idea where these guys went?

  10. They’re at PSU now–on 5th between Harrison and Hall (I think) under the cover of a parking garage.

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