While many patrons will slather Patterson's Cafe in the golden syrup of their breakfast menu, you'll find that I, dear reader, have developed greater appreciation for their afternoon dishes.
My wife and I will often wake on the weekends, perform our morning rituals, and board our automobile with the best of breakfast intentions. However, by the time we arrive at Patterson's Cafe and wait in the extensive weekend line, it is often lunchtime when we are finally seated.
The dining room is very welcoming. Picture windows on both the North and East sides of the restaurant allow the morning and afternoon sun to stream through the environment.
Start your day with a delicious cup of coffee or a refreshing breakfast coctail from the "bar."
The breakfast menu is versitile, catering to the most eclectic taste buds. Manhole sized pancakes, gourmet omlets, healthy wraps, fresh fruit, and vegetables fill out the roster. I only wish they offered shredded hash browns as well as their home fries.
But, more often than not, I'll order from the lunch menu. My favorite plate is the simple, half sandwich (turkey) and soup (be patient). No fuss. I leave satisfied without a food-coma. However, if I'm looking for something a little more filling, I'm usually inclined to order the French Dip. The beef is spectacular.
Now, as the title suggests, I want to brag about the soup. This is one of THE BEST SOUPS I've ever tasted. Please. If you ever have the opportunity to eat anything other than breakfast at Patterson's Cafe, ORDER THE LOBSTER BISQUE! It is rich, creamy, and ever so slightly spicy. And, legend has it, it's made in house.
There you have it folks, Patterson's Cafe. One of Oxford's only "real" restaurants. Keep your eyes open. Sometimes they offer dinner, too.
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