I’ve said this many times, but vegan breakfast foods are so hard to find at restaurants. Oatmeal or a tofu scramble might be here and there, but sometimes you just want a classic waffle. I could be wrong, but I think one only needs a single finger to count the number of restaurants offering a vegan waffle in Orange County. That place is the all vegan Freesoulcaffe in downtown Tustin. If you know of another place, please let me know in the comments. Freesoulcaffe is awesome… really awesome. I’ve already mentioned their delicious lunch and dessert options before, and now I’ve come back to tell you about their amazing waffle.
On their menu, they list their waffle flavors as classic, green tea, and pumpkin. I ordered the pumpkin, but found out that they were no longer doing this option (sad). So I got the Green Tea Waffle ($6.95). You can opt to add fruit for an additional $2. This waffle was so good! Nice and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. When lots of people are ordering waffles, it takes some time, but it is worth the wait. They stop serving breakfast at 11am – no sleeping in if you want to get your waffle fix.
But of course I couldn’t leave without getting something from their bakery case. Dessert at breakfast is what I call living!
The Key Lime Pie ($5.50) has the most delicious and creamy topping. It’s the same topping they put on their Mocha Pie I mentioned in my last post. The pie itself was equal parts sweet and tart. I shared it with my fellow diners and they liked it, too.
They have an annoying online menu that doesn’t list prices. Their paninis run about $11.50, sandwiches are $7.95 for a half and $10.50 for a full, soups are $6.50, brownies/blondies are $3.75, and the cheesecakes/pies are $5.50.
They have a lovely covered courtyard that has heaters going on colder days. Their hours are: Monday – Saturday: 9am – 9pm (closed on Sundays).
191 East Main Street Suite 1B
Tustin, CA 92780