I love a strong coffee, and The Fireplace’s brew met my high coffee standards. I also appreciated how the refills kept coming. We decided to share a few salads with the table and order our own entree. Orders of the crispy cornmeal waffle and challah french toast also made their way around the table. I had a bite of each and each was delicious. We weren’t sure what to expect with the crispy cornmeal waffle. Would it be fried and crusted in cornmeal? It turned out it was not fried, just made with cornmeal. It was crispier than a traditional buttermilk waffle but still had a pleasant texture and was soft in the middle. I’d happily eat a whole order!