Natalie Harris and her husband Cal love waffles. At home, they make them all the time for friends and family. Eight years ago, Natalie bought Cal a commercial waffle iron for his birthday. And the Superior couple always had a secret dream to one day open their own tea and coffee shop with a waffle bar on weekends.

“Then, when the pandemic hit, I got laid off from my job,” in corporate marketing, Natalie said. “I had been there almost 10 years. And then, we went on a road trip. And, on that road trip, we kind of said, ‘Hey, let’s do this. Now is the time.'”

In the summer of 2020, the couple packed up their Toyota RAV4 and headed for Yellowstone National Park. As the miles piled up, so did ideas for waffle recipes that Natalie scribbled on napkins: waffles topped with warm apple crisp or, one of Cal’s favorites, cheesecake. Somewhere along the way, Cal said they thought, “Why not do waffles all the time?”

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