Bruxie had been on my list for a while so when I recently found myself in Old Town Orange in search of the perfect cupcake, I was pleased when my friend, Theresa Moretti, mentioned she had spotted a cute place for us to have dinner. Funny thing is, I knew exactly what she was talking about and my heart skipped a beat. We were a block away and there was no way I could pass this up.
I was a bit taken aback when I noticed this was a small pop-up restaurant. You order at the window and take a seat outside but what sets this apart for other outdoor cafes is the impeccable customer service. They take your name at the window, tell you to grab a seat, and then bring your order as well as anything else you’ll need. They also continue to check on you while you’re there, have ample heating lamps, and shades. If you’re worried about rain, don’t be. The entire seating area is covered but it is limited and there are no restrooms so be forewarned.
Rumors are that this place always has a line but we lucked out that afternoon and were first in line. I scanned the menu and decided to try the sun-dried tomato with goat cheese. At first glance I was a little surprised by the amount of sun-dried tomatoes in the waffle sandwich. I thought it would overwhelm the taste but in this case, it’s really the goat cheese that steals the show however it pairs well with the balsamic, arugula, and basil. Packaged nicely in a slightly crispy waffle sandwich shell, this was a delicious treat and a hearty dinner. It didn’t leave me full, yet I was pleasantly satisfied.
As for the fries, I didn’t really care of those. Theresa and I both agreed they were a little salty and not quite crispy. After a while they turned soft and unappealing so I ended up tossing most of them out. I don’t know if I would order them again unless the recipe changed. What I do love is that they’re fried in 100% peanut oil.
Aside from fabulous waffle sandwiches, Bruxie is also known for creating some pretty original and unique drinks. I paired my sandwich with their old fashioned pure cane sugar vanilla cream soda which was refreshingly delicious. They also have a selection of shakes and floats and specialty hot drinks like Peets Coffee. If the sandwich isn’t enough of a dessert for you, they also serve frozen custard and sundaes.