Although this place wasn't much to look at from the outside, I read once that the key to finding a good restaurant is to find one that looks like it's been around a few decades and has weathered the test of time. We came into the restaurant on a Saturday afternoon about 1 1/2 hours before closing. (They close at 3 p.m. at least on Saturday.) There was "graffiti" all over the walls in the waiting area and I wasn't sure what that was about and almost headed back out the door. One look at the menu explained the graffiti. If you are able to eat a Kamikaze (which is a 9-egg omelet, pound of hashbrowns, and meat) in half an hour, you get to sign the wall and get a free T-shirt. Ha! We weren't brave enough this time. I will say the floors needed a good vacuuming, but I assume that's because the place had been so busy all day and they were too busy making all that great food and seating people quickly which I really appreciated. The place was packed and we were grateful to get a booth by the window. If you're looking for fancy, this isn't the place but it does have a nice "down-home" quality to it. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive and were quick to take our orders. The options were incredible: virtually any type of waffle you can imagine from fresh fruit toppings to ice cream - even able to mix toppings to come up with your perfect waffle. (Our youngest ordered an ice-cream strawberry waffle that was delicious!) They have all the basic types of breakfast options including made-to-order omelets and also had burgers, wraps and sandwiches. All four of us being vegetarian, we were pleased to hear we could design our wrap, breakfast burrito, or omelet to accommodate that. One regret was that we didn't try the fresh-squeezed orange juice as they had a neat machine that had oranges in the top and a spout for the juice to come out. Next time. The food was delicious, the service was great, and we walked away stuffed and happy. Oh, and did I mention affordable? Excellent value.
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