We booked a room at a popular resort in Prince Edward County. We were extremely disappointed with our experience at the restaurant attached to that resort, so we had to find somewhere else to eat breakfast. One of the locals recommended the Homegrown cafe. This turned out to be excellent advice.
The cafe is small and very much "homegrown". It's located in a converted house. All the food served there is sourced locally whenever possible. The menu is small be excellent. The staff is friendly and efficient and attentive. You must be prepared to wait a little bit, but the food is well worth it.
We ate there every morning of our stay. My favourite breakfast turned out to be the Eggs Benedict served over home-made corn bread. The eggs were poached perfectly every time, the sauce was delicious and the corn bread tasty. The combination was a little unusual but just worked. Another breakfast I tried is the omelette with 3 cheeses. The omelette was done well and oozed cheese and I could taste the excellent goat cheese, I had purchased the previous day at one of the local cheese outlet. It was served with excellent multi-grain bread from the bakery across the street.
My husband favourite breakfast was a sandwich consisting of eggs, cheese and sausage. The little sandwich just oozed with goodness. All their dishes was served with truly awesome oven baked home fries.
My husband remarked on the excellent coffee.
The portions were a bit on the small side, if you are used to giant American-sized portions. But we never left hungry or unsatisfied and the breakfasts kept us going well past lunch.
The decor was cheerful, with painted murals everywhere, but could have used a lick of paint to freshen it up. The atmosphere was upbeat with the chef, also serving as DJ. Classic songs from "The Who" made frequent appearances. The only negative point is the lack of ventilation. Being a converted house, the rooms are fairly small and a bit too warm. Maybe the cafe would benefit from installing ceiling fans.
The cafe also has an outdoor terrace with a smoothie bar. We found the terrace too noisy due to the street noise from the main street. We did not sample any of the smoothies, but if the food is any indication, they are probably excellent.
All in all, I highly recommend the cafe, if you are in the mood for a good, down-to-earth, homegrown breakfast.
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