So when I heard about the Ogura Bruxie, I already had my flip-flops on and purse in hand.
I mean seriously, I had to try this! A Japanese ingredient, azuki bean paste, in a restaurant that serves patty melts on waffles?
They also are interesting because they are a chain that is focusing on using more organic ingredients, as well as things like compostable drink containers, real maple syrup, and sodas without high-frustose corn syrup.
I did indeed try the Ogura Bruxie ($4.95), but also was delighted that there were tons more tasty treats to be found.
The Proscuitto and Gruyere ($7.95) was the first savory waffle sandwich that I tried, and it did not dissapoint. Filled with prosciutto and Gruyere cheese accented with whole grain mustard and chives, it went well with the crispy waffle.
|Patty Melt Bruxie|
|The Bruxie Burger|
One of the specials that I tried was the Country Sausage and Egg Bruxie (right), which featured the sausage and egg with Tillamook cheddar cheese and mayo. While it was certainly tasty, I felt it was missing something and thought it was on the dry side. A bit of maple syrup ($1) fit the bill, although I have to say it did taste a bit like a hipster McGriddle (in the best way possible).
I brought one of my best buds along with me, since I love the fact that Bruxie does have some good vegetarian options for her. I hate when there's only one vegetarian option on a menu and it screams "afterthought!" Their Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese ($7.95, not pictured) is a vegetarian offering that is tasty enough it seems they designed it not to appeal to vegetarians, but anyone seeking a satisfying sandwich, carnivore or not. Their Cheesy Bruxie ($4.95, also not pictured) is another option that is especially inticing with avocado. There's enough cheese to be gooey without being greasy, and the fresh avocado lends another element of richness.
|Seasonal Creme Brulee|
|Nutella and Banana!|
215 W. Birch St.
Brea, CA 92821
Brea, CA 92821