Looking for something completely different? Melt on Cherokee street could be just what you are looking for. Melt specializes in waffles, but not your frozen Eggo waffles. They serve both sweet and savory types of waffles.
From my preliminary research, I was set on getting the Wake ‘N Bake. The Wake ‘N Bake has bacon or sausage cooked into the waffle. It’s topped with cheese and an egg, cooked to order. The server stated that it was a “safe choice” for a first visit. She also shared that repeat customers quickly start to trust them and move on to something more adventurous. DAMN…I think she was trying to pull my man-card. I quickly changed my order to the Little Piggy. Not only that, but I had her throw an egg on top! The challenge was on!
The Little Piggy is a waffle topped with pulled pork, homemade coleslaw, and cheddar cheese. While the BBQ sauce was sweet, the green onion really shined on the dish. One piece of advice; just because there is syrup on the table it doesn’t belong on all waffles! Luckily that was only a one bite mistake so it didn’t ruin my meal.
Melt has an exciting selection of waffles. The combinations range from fruit or chocolate on some of the sweet waffles to chicken, pork, or brisket on some of the savory varieties. I look forward to exploring the menu more on future visits. How brave will you be?
Dive 2 Five Scale: 2. Time for me to step on my soapbox. Cherokee Street is a great area in St. Louis. I recently was discussing this restaurant and I instantly received an eye-roll when I mentioned its’ location. I don’t understand people who limit their options by singling out an area for one reason or another. What a waste! Stepping off soapbox…
When I walked in, I can honestly say the eclectic atmosphere and mismatched furniture was overwhelming. There was a lot to take in, including pinball and shuffleboard! However, once I was settled at the table, the atmosphere was very laid back with a knowledgeable and helpful staff. If this is your first visit to Cherokee Street, take some time and explore! STL Style and Firecracker Press are just two of the fun stores that have a lot of St. Louis pride.