November 12, 2003
Breakfast, the meal that gets you going for the day. It can color your whole attitude. I certainly smile all day after I have breakfast here. I am willing to bet that you will too.
From the outside, it is a nondescript gray building like many others along route 28A.
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Inside, the atmosphere is warm and cozy, with wooded booths, chairs, and season decorations. We were immediately seated - okay, on Saturday we were the first ones to arrive at 7am, but on Sunday, our service was just as good, and it was already a hopping place. I love the fact that coffee is brought out right away even before you have time to peruse the menu.
I recommend that you check the specials board first. On the days we were there, the choices were Death by Chocolate waffles, cranberry nut pancakes, and French toast and green monster benny. On day one, I had the cranberry pancakes and Cindy had the benny. Oh baby, "monster" is the definitive word. That sucker took up the whole plate and then some.
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The green in the monster benny was spinach, zucchini, and asparagus. It was served on a giant sweat roll with a ton of home fries and of course Hollandaise sauce. Not to imply that my three giant pancakes covered with cranberries were not much more than enough for me to eat. I loved that it was served with its own little bottle of real maple syrup and I asked for and got extra butter. The cranberries were not only on the top, by the way; they were also cooked into the pancake.
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These meals are a little pricey, but the servings are mammoth.
Sunday I had a 3-egg omelet with bacon, Swiss, and asparagus. For my toast, I had Portuguese sweet bread. Cindy had a green monster omelet with the sweet roll again. I am seriously impressed. I have never seen so much chopped asparagus stuffed into an omelet before, and probably never will again. Cindy even got a side of Hollandaise sauce with her omelet.
We didn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the choices this restaurant has to offer. There are Portuguese sweet bread French toast, pancakes with your choice of bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or chocolate chips on top, 20 omelet choices, waffles with the same on-top choices as pancakes, and a whole lot more. I can honestly say that I am going to have to return. This is the best breakfast I have had in a very long time.
From journal November on the Cape