Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Elbo Room--Saugatuck MI

The Elbo Room has BREAKFAST and they do it right.  From what I hear...the building has had a few incantations...but the current chef does it right.  The locals and  visiting summer residents concur it serves the best breakfast.  

We arrived about 8 AM and the place was moderately busy.  Regular hours are 8AM to 9PM.    The heavy rainstorm during the night and early morning kept some people home but we were determined to join the crowd. 

The restaurant has a very pretty interior....very old world in appearance.   The dining room we were seated displayed a beautiful mural working into the fireplace wall.  

We began with a dinner plate sized cinnamon roll.   This would serve four people minimum...and I would expect it to for $6.99.   We enjoyed the roll  while our coffee cups remained full to the top by our server.   

Unfortunately, with the heavy rain, the waterfront dining room was closed.  It is an open dining room and the rain took its toll.   But it still provided a beautiful view.  

Outdoor Dining by the Marina

On to the menu and we started with the Breakfast Light consisting of 2 eggs any style, 1 turkey link sausage, and fresh fruit with yogurt and granola, served in a pretty parfait glass.   Nice presentation with red strawberries, fresh Michigan blue berries and the luscious white yogurt.  My friends began with the Farmer's Omelet,  Florentine Benedict, the Classic Benedict and The Southern Benedict, house made sausage with poached eggs atop a freshly made biscuit halves and loaded with the homemade sausage gravy.  Wow...what a plate that was.   

The Farmer's Omelet

Oh...and I forgot about the wonderful rye toast!!   Out of this world and accompanied with the homemade Blueberry preserves.    This breakfast is worth the drive and the wait.   Highly recommend this restaurant...and maybe next time, we can go for the burgers and sandwiches that they also serve.   My curiosity was piqued with their Avocado Fries....fresh avocado dipped in a secret mix and pan fried and served with a bistro dipping sauce.   That sounds so good and I will order that next time we get to visit! 

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