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We (The brothers Dave and Omer) grew up travelling around the world. After spending time in Belgium as kids, we became obsessed with waffles. Food has always been an important part of our lives. With this strong passion, we had worked in restaurants for a few years, saving up for a long backpacking trip in Latin America. We had spent some time in Latin America and, upon running out of travelling money, Dave flew to England for a job opportunity. After having realized that this job was not for him, Dave called Omer (who was on a farm in Argentina at the time) and let him know that he was leaving England. About a day later, we met up in San Francisco. We bought a Honda Prelude and drove north with nowhere in mind. At some point Dave remembered that he had been to Eugene on a previous road trip... so we decided to drive there and check it out!
After having Couchsurfed in Eugene for about a month, we fell in love with it. Shortly thereafter, we settled down in a little orange-and-yellow-painted house in the West Jefferson neighborhood. It was out of this house that we finally opened the original Off The Waffle. We spent about a month making signs, spreading the word, preparing the shop and developing the recipe (which is always in the works). The shop eventually got so busy that we found ourselves with no option but to look for a larger place to serve waffles.
Upon hearing of the old Baskin-Robbins location being up for grabs, we moved in and remodeled. We opened the doors in January of 2010. Since then, we have been joined by Shimon (our dad and longtime waffle enthusiast) and Vered, our little sis. It did not take long before we became known for having excellent food, and lines to the door became a regular thing. Space got tight, and we began to think of options that will give us and our customers some room to breathe. In June of 2012 we started remodeling what used to be the ‘Wich House’ to become our second location.
Along with our crew of world-class waffle bakers, we continue to bring Eugene a wonderful waffle experience. Nevertheless, we are still just babies in the restaurant world, and we do not claim to have it all figured out. For this reason, it is crucial that you give us as much feedback as you can to help us make more people more happy. Feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thanks, and enjoy the ride!
-the waffle family