While we were waiting, I watched a bowl of fresh fruit being delivered and decided right then and there that it looked too good to pass up. It comes in two sizes, large and small, and can be augmented with non-fat yogurt and granola. I went for the full treatment, but in the small size. It’s a good thing I picked small, because it was a very big serving. There is a short wait to get the fruit since it is prepared to order.
It included bananas, cantaloupe, apple, grapes, honeydew, strawberries, and blueberries. This was covered with the granola and the yogurt. It was so fresh and delicious that I would go back there again just to have a bowl. I ordered oatmeal toast to go with it and one blueberry pancake. (It’s Maine, after all, and I couldn’t go without tasting Rachael’s suggestions). I ended up bringing the pancake home and having it for dinner, but not because it wasn’t good--I was just too full.
Cindy had the hash and cheese omelet.
The hash didn’t appear to be homemade, but there was no claim on the menu that it was. The homefries were a mixed bag, some were tender and some appeared to be only partially cooked. One thing I particularly liked was that the omelet was not brown, I am a fanatic about that which is one reason I didn’t order one. They have an interesting selection of toast offered, including the oatmeal that I ordered and Italian bread toast. They even offer French toast made from raisin or Italian bread. For real maple syrup, add $1.50.
This is a typical diner décor: some booths and a few tables and stools at the counter. There is a case of delicious-looking desserts right near the cash register, and there are homemade jams for sale on the wall. Our waitress was very friendly, if a bit ditsy. We ended up having to go to the counter to get our coffee cups refilled. For my part, I so loved the fruit bowl that I would forgive them anything, and I can’t wait to go back. I leave it to you to decide.
April 11, 2005
From journal Portland- Where Yesterday meets Today