Nestled at the corner of Blue Course Drive and West College sits a State College institution: The Original Waffle Shop. Generations of Penn Staters and their families have flocked here for brunch for decades, and it became so popular that a second location opened near Vairo Village on North Atherton.
The eatery recently reopened its dining room, but you can still order online and take your breakfast to-go. The online menu has all of the same brunch staples that are offered in-house, including the signature Belgian waffle. Light and fluffy, the waffle comes embellished in a huge variety of ways. Toasted pecans, whole blueberries, chocolate chips—these are just a few of your options. If you’re in the mood for something savory, try the Nest Egg. The dish features red-skinned home fries tossed with seared veggies and cheddar cheese, capped off with a fried egg. Pancakes, omelets, and lunch salads and sandwiches are also on the menu at The Original Waffle Shop.