Golden Waffle Company
Owners Rosario Ortega and Angela Corpening met while traveling together as club baseball parents. That meant a lot of breakfasts on road trips to Oklahoma City and Dallas. The friends began wondering why Amarillo didn’t have many cool breakfast spots. Both women had restaurant backgrounds—Corpening owns the legendary Golden Light Cafe and Ortega’s mom owned El Matador in Dumas—so eventually the conversation turned from “we wish” to “What if?”
The Golden Waffle Company is the result, offering creative sweet-and-savory waffle dishes built around Belgian, American and liege waffles. Our photo shows the incredible Mama Migas with eggs, housemade chorizo, and tomatillo salsa wrapped in a Belgian waffle. But customers also love the breakfast tacos, which are served on tortillas made at Gomez Tortilleria in Dumas, which Ortega’s father owns. (Also don’t miss The GLC, which is simply the iconic Golden Light Cafe cheeseburger served between two waffles.)
The drinks tantalized us along with the food. The Sunset takes a refreshing raspberry-and-orange spin on a traditional mimosa, and the Mean Green includes everything from tomatillos to green hot sauce to a slowly melting pickle pop from Purple Flamingo Pops. It’s one of the most unique Bloody Marys we’ve ever had. Don’t try to imagine the taste. Just go get one.
6017 Hillside Road, Suite 250
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