The Mecca Café was recommended to us for breakfast by the desk clerk at our hotel. When we saw the sandwich-board sign on the sidewalk, we wondered what type of place it was; it looked like something that would be in front of a 1960’s “head shop.” Don’t let that scare you away because the food and service were both terrific. We liked it so much; we went on two consecutive mornings!
It’s an interesting old place (since the late 1920’s) with a lot to look at while you’re waiting for your food. The first morning, I ordered a 3-egg veggie omelette (my choice of 3 veggies). It came with potatoes and toast and cost $9.49. It was delicious and the amount was plentiful! The next day, I ordered a (non-Belgium) waffle with blueberries which cost $4.25 + $1.99 for the berries. (I thought it was admirable that our server told me that the blueberries were frozen/defrosted.) Everyone in our party really liked their breakfasts.
This is like a “Diners and Dives” type of place, with great food and a friendly atmosphere. I would imagine they have a lot of “regulars” who come frequently. For seating, there was a long counter on one side and booths along the opposite wall. There is a bar adjoining the main café, accessed by a door near the front. From the signs I saw, they are open really late!
From the menu, I copied this down because I wanted to include it in my review: “Coffee--$2.29 for 3 cups or 1 hour rental space. You know who you are. No pitching tents.”