West Egg CafeJessica | April 6, 2009
After church last Sunday, Mario was craving pancakes (instead of sweets, he craves breakfast items) so we paid a visit to the West Egg Cafe, another establishment near where I live which I’ve seen but never visited. West Egg serves breakfast all day, everyday, and also has sandwiches, dessert items, and a variety of coffee drinks. With free wi-fi, a bottomless cup of coffee for $2.25, and a cozy looking lounge area in back, I could easily see people spending all day here.
After a fairly lengthy brunch-time wait, we got a table and ordered. I had the Belgian waffle with spiced honey butter and syrup and a side of veggie sausage (I’m vegetarian this week), and Mario had the short stack of pancakes, also with spiced honey butter and syrup, and bacon and scrambled cheese eggs on the side.
First bites follow:
The Belgian waffle was very light and fluffy, and the spiced honey butter was a nice complement (the spice smelled like cinnamon to me). The veggie sausage tasted surprisingly like sausage, and was cooked just how I like with a little crunch on the edges.
As you can see, Mario’s pancakes were enormous, so he was glad he only ordered the short stack (2 pancakes). I sampled the cheese eggs, which were also super fluffy and very good.
West Egg Cafe is a great breakfast/brunch restaurant. I think if they stayed open later than 4pm they could make a serious dent in the late-night Waffle House/IHOP market.
Out of curiosity, does anyone know why they’ve used a Great Gatsby reference in the name?