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breakfast served daily

monday to friday 7:30am to 8pm
99¢ intelligentsia coffee til 10am

on the weekends

it's a little bit different. deliciousness is available on
saturday 9am to 8pm
sunday 9am to 7pm


N. Clark Street
(Clark & Superior)
Chicago, IL 60654


1400sThe Middle Ages

The Waffle is actually one of Western civilization’s finest achievements! During the Middle Ages, (when bakeries decided to compete with Monasteries in the wafer market), the present day waffle was born. Furthermore, waffle irons were engraved with religious symbols, coats of arms, and other patterns to brand the baked items.

1962American Belgian Waffle

Belgian waffles had their American debut at the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, WA in 1962.


The waffles were further popularized in the United States during the 1964 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Park, NY.

2010Waffle Sandwiches

During the summer of 2010, Tim started to do some research on the ingredients of the Brussels Waffle. After conducting research on healthier versions of the Brussels Waffle, he thought about taking this a step further and turning the waffle into something that tastes like freshly baked country bread, but with more texture. At that moment, BEL 50 was born!

2012Bel 50 Officially Opens!