Friday, April 1, 2011

Time to Toast the new season ~

Having been away a couple of months (!) from this blog o' mine, it becomes obvious that the previous school term was crushingly busy. I could not wait for it to be over. It was so amazingly exhausting, mentally and physically. But hey! Finals are over, I survived, and there's still a few days left of spring break. What better place to celebrate by going out to breakfast than TOAST! TOAST is a neighborhood cafe on SE 52nd Ave near SE Steele and is so charming it even has pasted on the walls in the front room hundreds of crayon drawings by children. If that doesn't cheer you up, nothing will. The food is great, and the plate presentation is appealing. The menu is varied, including the sides, and who cares if it only has 3 spaces in its parking lot. Park on the street! They have mimosas! They have Vanilla Bean French Toast, and Squash Tart with the Tart pastry baked to perfection, and with perfectly sauteed, non-bitter Kale and 2 perfectly poached Eggs. For example. If, in the midst of all this perfection, you prefer to order a side of Toast, FYI, it's house made. Eggs and bacon are cooked to perfection; the staff is amiable, or friendly, and there's a bench to sit on if you have to wait to get a table. The drip coffee is nothing to write home about, but they have other beverage options. TOAST has food professionally prepared, a pleasing atmosphere, reasonable prices, and specials of the day. I keep going back there because I know I'm going to eat something good. ciao! deb