Almost every morning, Brandon and I don’t wake up in time to eat here. He works night shift and I work mornings, so a cafe that closes at 2:30pm typically doesn’t fall into our go to places. However, when he came home from work that morning, we decided to give it a try.
When we first got there, it reminded me of a baby Crackle Barrel. It is very old time but family oriented. They have a coffee stand while you sit and wait for a table and you even have an option of table, booth or couch. The menus are a thick piece of paper, double sided that matched the style of the cafe. The tables were set with mugs for coffee or tea and a glass, probably meant for juice or milk.
This place is obviously meant to be for people who are looking for a healthier meal, however a lot of the items are as high as 1,000 calories. Which, if you’re like me, you might want to stay away from. Although high in calories (in between 790 and 870), I chose the the Steel-Cut Oatmeal. It came with the muffin of the day and had fruit on top, as well as pecans. Luckily for me the muffin of the day was a chocolate chip muffin. It also came with a side of milk, which came in a cute little steel bucket, and a side of brown sugar. I also got Morning Meditation Juice (160 calories), which I split with Brandon.
I am a really picky person when it comes to oatmeal, it has to be just the right amount of thick where the oats aren’t too dry but they aren’t too watery. On top of that, flavoring is a very important key to me. I took a chance with the Steel-Cut Oatmeal, and it was a chance I don’t regret. I ended up putting all of the brown sugar in my oatmeal, but it was delicious. I also took the bananas out of my bowl and ate those on the side, but the pecans and strawberries were a nice addition to it. Typically, when you go to a cafe they have prepackaged muffins that they probably just heat up. The chocolate chip muffin was made fresh at the location, and it was delicious!
Brandon ordered the Chile Chorizo Omelette. Which to his delight he could order it with egg whites instead of regular eggs. However, like mentioned, the omelette reached passed the 1,000 calorie count. No matter the count, Brandon said that he enjoyed it.
Overall, on a five star scale, I would give this place three stars. The food size for what you pay is decent, and the food was out on the table in a nice amount of time. However, it probably will be a long while before I am back in the cafe. As a morning worker, I just don’t have time to go before work and they close before I am off.
** Does not include tax