10 Best Meals In Eugene and Springfield, OR
10 Best Meals In Eugene and Springfield, OR

10 Best Restaurants In Springfield, OR

Ta Ra Rin

Warm, wood-hued Thai eatery in a strip-mall dispensing classic fare such as noodles & rice dishes.
Address: 1410 Mohawk Blvd, Springfield, OR 97477

Sabai Cafe & Bar

Thai & Pacific Rim standards & specials offered in a modern, sophisticated room plus large patio.
Located in: Oakway Center
Address: 27 Oakway Center, Eugene, OR 9740

King Estate Restaurant & Tasting Room

Picturesque organic vineyard with relaxed & polished bistro serving carefully sourced American fare.
Address: 80854 Territorial Hwy, Eugene, OR 97405

Cafe 440

Easygoing eatery featuring local American comfort fare, a full bar & live music nights.
Address: 440 Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401

Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria

Italian restaurant & bar in a converted house serving ample plates of fresh pasta & old-world wines.
Address: 1646 E 19th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403

SweetWaters

American restaurant at the Valley River Inn with lounge & covered riverside deck.
Located in: Valley River Inn
Address: 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401

The Bier Stein

Cornbread Cafe

Colorful cafe with comfy booths & counter stools for homestyle vegan grub with organic ingredients.
Address: 1290 W 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

Cafe Yumm!

Vegetarian-friendly regional chain serving up Asian-inspired rice bowls, plus wraps & salads.

Address: 3340 Gateway St, Springfield, OR 97477

Off the Waffle

Brothers Dave and Omer grew up traveling around the world, and as kids they spent time in Belgium. One of Omer’s first memories is of receiving a delicious Liège waffle from his kindergarten teacher in Brussels after a full day free of him causing a ruckus. Since our departure from Belgium, we obsessed over Liège waffles and the possibility of making their own some day.

In 2009, they spent time zig-zagging through Latin America and at some point realized that they would soon run out of cash, so in an effort to save up for another round of traveling they flew to San Francisco to begin looking for work. They bought a Honda Prelude for a $1,000 and started driving north. They really had nowhere in mind but our gut (our guts?) told us to stick with where we liked and that was the Northwest.

The menu is mainly waffles, Liège waffles-the best kind of waffles, sometimes called Belgian waffles. This shop, the third in a chain that began in Eugene, makes a tasty version using brioche dough and imported pearl sugar. They’re not quite as sweet as what you get at Waffle Window—pay 75 cents for B-grade maple syrup—but they do have that crisp-bordering-on-crunchy outer layer a waffle appreciator appreciates in the Liège. The savory ones are legit meals—the Caprese is fortified by half an avocado and surprisingly pleasant out-of-season tomato, and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy drips yolk onto maple-kissed bacon—while the sweet ones deliver the midday sugar coma you presumably want when ordering the Overachiever with Belgian chocolate chips and ripe banana. The omelets are tiny, lightly fried and even more lightly stuffed, but they come with a waffle. Yummy waffles.