Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Channeling Elvis at the Morning Rose Cafe

Last week, Dan and I found ourselves back in NY visiting family for various exciting affairs.  It was nice to see everyone, but the weather didn't make it the best welcoming, as we got stuck in the snowstorm for a bit.  No matter though, as we got to enjoy more time with the family and eat delicious food in the process.  One such experience I'd like to touch on here is a fabulous breakfast we had with our sister-in-law, brother-in-law and nieces at a quaint little restaurant called the Morning Rose Cafe.

Situated right in the town of Bellmore on the South Shore of Long Island, the Morning Rose Cafe has proven to be quite the popular spot with locals.  We happened to come in on a snowy morning when the place wasn't too crowded but I've been told that on a regular weekend morning there's a line out the door with people waiting to have breakfast.

The decor inside is very simple, yet cozy and friendly.  There's plenty of natural light and the walls are painted in bright colors, which give the place a cheery look.  We were seated at a nice, long table for six and helped right away by the hospitable staff.  Needless to say, we felt right at home.

Marveling at the extensive breakfast menu, which has everything from Frittatas to French Toast, buttermilk pancakes to Belgian waffles, and more, a decision had to be made.  As soon as I noticed a tantalizing combination of ingredients in the King Cakes, I knew they had to be mine!

King Cakes - By King, we're no doubt talking about Elvis himself and his favorite combination of flavors including peanut butter, bananas and bacon.  Yes - those are the sinful ingredients that made up this pancake dish and looking at the above picture, you can imagine why I couldn't resist.  Loving the fact that the bananas were nestled inside the pancake as well as on top, they made for a perfect combination with the melty peanut butter sandwiched in between the fluffy stack.  Dan tried them as well and vouched for how awesome they were.  Even though I'm eager to try other things on the menu, this item will be tough to pass up next time.

Service and Cost:
As I hinted above, the service at the Morning Rose Cafe matched its hospitable surroundings.  All the servers were smiley and helpful and always there to refill waters and bring us whatever we needed. They were especially lovely to the kids, which says a lot about the restaurant's culture and management - thumbs up all around.

Costs are moderate to slightly expensive for a small local restaurant but definitely worth it for the quality of the food and the excellent service.  We paid a total of $50 for the both of us, including two cups of coffee.

3 Mmmms

Morning Rose Cafe - 317 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore NY 11710

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