I took my daughter, a medical student to breakfast at 10am on a Wednesday. There were three tables seated when we arrived. We ordered and the coffee was hastily set down and the server disappeared before my daughter could ask for cream. One request was made and then the server was asked a second time and disappeared. Finally her assistant brought the cream.
Breakfast arrived and was hot and tasty. I asked for salt and pepper then ended up taking the ketchup and jam off an empty table as again the server was again no where to be seen. After being asked if everything was ok the server dropped the check off. We had to ask the asst for a coffee refill as well as a box. We were never asked if we wanted anything else. Turns out it was close to break time for the server. The asst gave us a smile and a good bye but the server who was sitting at a table facing us just turned away. We are not that demanding of customers and for a late breakfast and an essentially empty restaurant this was unacceptable treatment. our %15 tip was for the poor asst .