About Us

Immediately after opening in early 2008, The Waffle became a local favorite serving delicious, innovative and exciting dishes in a "comforts of home" environment.Owners Gavin Polone and John Papsidera used their love of Classic American Diners to shape what quickly became a Hollywood staple. Being vegetarian, Polone stressed the importance of flavor and variety for those alike and we are continually working on new items to expand our Vegetarian Menu. John Papsidera is no stranger to Classic Comfort food, taking his favorite dishes while travelling all over the Country and giving them a fresh spin for his Hollywood Diner.

We have been making effective and positive changes to the community; supporting and pushing for as many organic and local products as well as working with the SPCA L.A. animal rights organizations, and many other non profits. Our love of dogs created our need for a dog friendly patio, as we recognize the importance of spending social time with your four legged friends!

Entering our fourth year of business we are grateful to have been featured on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" (Food Network) for our signature Red Velvet Waffle, as well as had coverage for LA travel guides and "Foodbites" (CW Network).

Chef Sosa, the man behind the Red Velvet is continually experimenting to create signature and exciting dishes to please your taste buds. Our Seasonal Waffles get you in the mood for your favorite Holidays so make sure to stop on by and give us a taste.We continually work to provide an excellent experience for you, our valued guest, and look forward to many more years of serving you and the community!

The Waffle
6255 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 465-6901