We had been meaning to try this place forever and finally made it this past weekend.
My wife and I and our two small children stopped here for breakfast on our way through Miamitown. Both my wife and I ended up ordering the goetta and Colby cheese omelet. She also got French toast as a side dish and I went with home fries.
First the omelet… best I have had in a very long time. Most places when you order a meat and cheese omelet it’s heavy on cheese with only small bites of meat scattered throughout. This was a full slab of goetta (spicy sausage and oats pressed into a patty and fried for you non Cincinnatians), completely covered in fresh cheese wrapped in perfectly cooked eggs. Good size and great flavor for the money. If that had been my only purchase I would have left happy, but it got better.
Home fries – these were hand cut potatoes (not hashbrowns from a bag) that were fried to a golden brown crunchy texture after they’d asked if I wanted them crunchy. Tons of flavor. Perfect side dish on a cold Fall morning.
French Toast – good, buttery French toast served with a generous amount of powdered sugar on the side. Just like grandma used to make.
Staff were friendly and talked to my kids and answered questions. They had no objection to getting extra plates so we could share with our kids. The whole place had a friendly, old-fashioned vibe. The setting is nothing fancy, but the food is excellent. Most of the other customers called the staff by name and this is clearly an anchor in the neighborhood. If you are passing through on 1-74 just a few blocks away, it is definitely worth venturing off the highway for good food.
We will definitely be back in the future and really want to venture out for the award winning burger that was voted best in the Cincinnati area. Call ahead though. They are open for breakfast and lunch every day, but only open for early dinner a couple nights a week, closing at 8 p.m.
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