Bayside, New York
March 2, 2002
The first time we happened upon this eatery, we were struck by the vivid color of the walls, the stools, the unorthodox paintings on the wall. What captured our hearts, besides the food, was the large sofa in the back. We ordered vegetarian egg wraps for breakfast with cheeses, and Chuck had his coffee and I found Oregon Chai. You can go to the rear section of the restaurant and read the paper, as you wait for your delicacies to arrive. Wooden barrels act as tables, and you can drag them over from their resting spots under the window in the back. The food is superfresh, and early in the morning, you can have the whole place to yourself. Tiger Lily is family owned, which means they care. And it shows.
The cappuccinos are excellent, and equally wonderful sweets are there to serve as accompaniments. If you're seriously into soy, you'll find tofu and tempeh expertly disguised so as not to taste like cardboard. Actually, why don't I just show you their menu? It's fabulous; just go here and start licking your lips! Within walking distance of the Danford's Inn . You have your pick of delicious salads and entrées for lunch and dinner, and if it gets really crowded, just take out your order and enjoy it somewhere near the waterfront.
From journal Port Jefferson For Two