The waffle business is hot: Sweet Iron Waffles has just added a sibling to its Downtown Belgian waffle operation. The second shop opened on Capitol Hill this morning.
Belgian waffle enthusiast Adrienne Jeffrey opened Sweet Iron Downtown in 2009. The company uses brioche-style yeasted dough made with locally-milled Shepherd's Grain Flour, lightly candied with sugar pearls imported from Europe. Jeffrey makes many of her toppings in house, including jams, sauces, and compotes.
Sweet Iron's second location is much larger than the original, with 1,370 square feet of space for enjoying a freshly-made brioche Belgian waffle topped with sweet or savory ingredients. Waffles are available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and in miniature form by the dozen in grab-and-go boxes.
Waffle toppings include brûléed bananas with caramel and whipped cream as well as the savory combination of proscuitto, creme fraiche, and green onion. The Capitol Hill expansion also adds a gluten-free waffle and a "waffle bake" at brunch, wherein a waffle is baked in a rich custard. For those not totally sold on waffles, there are sundaes with Full Tilt ice cream, yogurt parfaits with Tall Grass Bakery coconut granola, and vegan parfaits with coconut cream chia pudding. Coffee and mimosas help wash it all down.
Here's a look at the menu:
1416 10th Avenue, website. Open Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.