Cozy, comfortable, community-centered.
Our spaces are located in the heart of incredible, diverse communities which challenged us to create a space that could serve as a gathering spot for family breakfast, a midday pick-me-up, or a late night study session. We are more than just beautiful waffles and specialty coffee, but a space to bring our community together.
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While we take pride in the aesthetic of our waffles, it is the behind-the-scenes work that brings the fluffy, golden waffles to life. Each waffle is created with locally sourced, homemade ingredients including our made-from-scratch batter whipped together daily.
We also make from-scratch vegan & gluten-free friendly batters! While the batter itself is completely vegan and gluten-free, our kitchen is very small so we cannot guarantee the absence of gluten cross contamination. If you have a severe gluten allergy, we ask that you take this into consideration. Please let our staff know if there is another allergies and we will do out best to take precautions to avoid cross-contamination.
Each coffee drink is crafted with locally sourced beans from Vitality Roasting, a female-operated specialty coffee roastery located in St. Paul, MN. Love what you're drinking? Grab a 12oz bag of beans in store!
Frequently Asked Questions, Answered.
Can I make a reservation?
We are not currently accepting reservations for parties of any size. Seating is first come, first served!
Why are wait times so long on the weekend?
We make every possible effort to create and deliver each order to our awesome customers as quickly and efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality. That being said, our operations are very limited by size. The spaces at BCWB Como and Marshall were built with the kitchen capacity of a coffeehouse that serves food, and certainly not of a fast paced restaurant that also serves great coffee. Meaning that our kitchens are very tiny for the volume of food that we produce. We had no idea when we started BCWB that the demand would be so great (we’re thrilled!) We have done everything we can to maximize the kitchen as the business has grown, unfortunately there is only so much that we can do with our original locations, as we are unable to expand the existing building/space. Therefore, if you come in for brunch on a weekend or holiday, and the place is packed, it is safe to assume that you’ll wait upwards of 40 minutes for your waffle. We are so appreciative of our customers for loving our waffles & coffee so much that they’re happy to hang out for awhile and connect with friends before enjoying their delicious meal!
Do you have gluten free and vegan options?
We have a homemade batter that is both vegan & gluten free friendly! Our kitchens are very small so we cannot guarantee no cross contamination. We also use the same irons for our batters, so if you have a severe allergy, we advise against this option. Same cross contamination assessments should be taken into consideration for nut allergies (peanuts, walnuts, and almonds are all in our kitchen). Please specify any dietary restrictions when ordering so our staff can take extra measures to avoid cross contamination as much as possible.
What is the origin of Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar?
BCWB emerged from re-branding a 90's grunge style coffee shop known as "Muddsuckers" into the waffle spot you know and love. While Muddsuckers had a loyal customer base they only offered 1 waffle and the coffee program left something to be desired. By expanding the menu to incorporate fresh cut fruit, house made granola, almond butter and all our thoughtfully sourced toppings, we hoped to increase the options available to our guests, but to use quality, locally sourced ingredients to produce them. BCWB's goal is to provide the best coffee and waffles, in a beautiful and inclusive community environment. Partnering with local female-operated Vitality Roasting, we can guarantee our coffee is always ethically sourced and incredibly fresh. Our focus is on top quality ingredients, meticulous staff training and providing the best customer experience possible.