When I think about breakfast, I hear the words “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” At the same time, I conjure up an image of a nice steaming hot cup of coffee…and pretend I can smell the aroma. Then it’s all about sizzling bacon and that sticky maple syrup oozing over a stack of fluffy pancakes.
A Quaint Cafe
I suggested a popular chain breakfast restaurant, only to be told no. She had a much better place in mind. So, we met at Just Breakfast in San Tan Valley here in AZ. It’s a small place, cute and very charming.
The walls reminded me of orange juice, strawberries, and kiwi! The chairs had coffee cups with steam cut out of the backs and were under tables that could accommodate two or pushed together to hold a much larger crowd. With handmade signs about breakfast hanging on the walls, such as “The difference between Involvement and Commitment is like Bacon and Eggs. The chicken is involved and the pig is committed!” and “Why would anybody EVER eat anything besides breakfast food?” Indeed, why? Especially when that breakfast food is as good as it is there!
A Pile of Oh My Goodness
Growing up, my parents would make chocolate chip pancakes and I passed this tradition down to my kids. Naturally when trying out a new breakfast place, I tend to select the Chocolate Chip Pancakes. I was not disappointed, and was delivered a plate of fluffy chocolatey goodness. A stack of three large pancakes with mini chocolate chips, chocolate drizzled in a check pattern, and a pile of whipped cream…topped with yet more mini chips. A small bowl of syrup on the side added the perfect touch!
All that sweetness called for a side of bacon, which was perfectly crisped. A third of the way through the stack, half of a slice of bacon and I was stuffed (Someone at home got lucky to be able to eat those leftovers)!
Future Morning Adventures
After such a wonderful breakfast…and company, I can’t wait to see how some of the other menu items are. I’m really looking forward to trying the biscuits and gravy (yes, I’m a southern girl), the French toast, and the Veggie omelet. I have the perfect excuse to drive out there…my daughter, my new grandson, and Just Breakfast! (Check them out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/justbreakfastaz)
Have you found a great little place like Just Breakfast? What is your favorite dish and why? Let me know in the comments below!0