Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe

The waffle shoppe has become a soft of time capsule, keeping memories alive. It is not a showplace, but a workplace with all hands on deck - flipping pancakes and waffles, taking food orders, busing tables, and cleaning up. Simply put, they are local folks feeding the appetites of hundry patrons, one order at a time.


What is Ye Olde
Waffle Shoppe?

The waffle shoppe has been a mainstay part of downtown Chapel Hill. It has been a family-owned and operated small business for almost five decades. Throughout the journey, Ye Olde has been creating lifelong customers and memories. By serving clients, staff has positively impacted their clients.

The business has survived through consistency, quality, and familiarity. Ye Olde strives to promise the best experience possible.

"Best place for breakfast in Chapel Hill by far. We go here every time we are in town to get pecan waffles and jalapeno omelets. Nice location in a historic building on Franklin Street- feels like you are in a time machine. Friendly service and priced right."

Natalie Lazarus Google

"Very cozy spot with Awesome food!! They have a eating area in the back for people who dont want to sit at the bar. Food is prepared fast and brought out by friendly people...I highly recommend this place!!"

Harvey McKinley Diggs III Facebook

"Ye Olde Waffle House is a favorite of ours! In the mornings, it is understandably packed. The pecan waffle and hash browns, in particular, are outstanding. They prepare eggs according to your preferences. It's a Chapel Hill historical landmark."

"The food here is so good and the service even better. I had the M&M pancakes, which were just as delicious as they sound, and a hot cup of coffee. It's on the expensive side, so I wouldn't go every day, but a great place if you want to splurge. And I LOVED my server Sarah! :)"

Aditi K. Yelp

"Great diner experience. Great waffles, great eggs, great coffee. What else do you need. Family run for 47 years, a Chapel Hill fixture. Great staff, super friendly. Enjoyed a great deal."

Jeff B. Trip Advisor

"Ye Olde is a chapel hill staple and incredibly tasty! It is a wonderful place to grab breakfast/brunch and worth the hype. The staff has always been super kind and work very quickly to get your food to you. On Thursdays you get pancakes for free if you order from their first four breakfast plates and they’re quite filling. 10/10 recommend if you’re looking to grab breakfast here!"