Sweet Tots and Fried Chicken-n-Waffle Monte Cristo
If you're into carnivals, this is the perfect little spot for you and your friends. The restaurant has a carnival theme throughout, Tilt-o-Whirl booth included. They even give you goldfishes instead of your typical bread before your meal and use storybooks for menus, talk about nostalgia. But even if you're not into carnivals, the food is well worth the trip.
An order of the chicken and waffle sandwich comes with a side of chips, salad, or sweet potato tots. I chose the sweet tots with blackberry barbecue sauce to try something new. They were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This is a dream for sweet potato lovers. On the other hand, I wasn't too much a fan of the blackberry part of the sauce but these tots were amazing without it anyways.
As for the sandwich, there were fried chicken strips, raspberry jam, and a slice of swiss between two halves of their belgian waffles top with powdered sugar (syrup on the side). The raspberry jam was probably my favorite part since I love raspberries and it added sweetness to a usually savory combination. Since the jam was included in the sandwich, I skipped the syrup so I wouldn't end up with a sugar high after lunch, which is perfectly fine if you're into that. But do come and try this cute restaurant located in the heart of Hayes Valley. I can't wait to try other selections on the menu and perhaps their brunch too!
203 Octavia Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley