In December, Sleepy Bee Café owners Sandra Gross and John Hutton, M.D., opened a sequel concept called Waggle, named for the figure-eight dance performed by honeybees to communicate. The counter-service, fast-casual takeaway counterpart to Sleepy Bee’s sit-down eateries, its format fits: Located in sight of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Hutton is a longtime employee), across from the Ronald McDonald House, and near UC Medical Center, Waggle adds a quality carryout breakfast and lunch option for busy health care workers, families running to appointments, and the surrounding community.
New at Waggle are breakfast and lunch bowls, either designed by executive chef and partner Frances Kroner or custom-made by you, Chipotle-style. Fan favorites include the classic breakfast bowl, a frittata-like pile of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, onions, and cheddar cheese, topped with a smoky housemade “nectar sauce,” and the hot honey salad bowl, a combination of chicken and bacon with tart granny smith apples, zingy goat cheese, and the eponymous hot honey. Expect the same top ingredients, many housemade or from local sources, and commitment to transparency about potential allergens and food sources.
Waggle Breakfast and Bowls, 3440 Burnet Ave., Avondale, (513) 221-1307