I have eaten at The Mockingbird Cafe maybe a dozen times for breakfast and once for lunch. The food is consistently excellent, with my favorite dish the “cleanup” scramble, though the pancakes are also excellent.
The things everyone should know before heading to Mockingbird Cafe:
- Mockingbird Cafe is BYO (think Mimosas!)
- Mockingbird Cafe is really very small. On days with good weather there’s a bunch of additional seating outside (wonderful and a charming setting) but during colder months or on a rainy day the seating in the restaurant is very limited. Drop by, put your name on the list, visit the shops nearby, but be prepared to wait. Sometimes a really long wait. And the wait staff, which tends to be super young, is not adept at encouraging folks to move on once they’ve completed their meals. So plan accordingly if you’re thinking Saturday or Sunday breakfast at a peak time.
- Mockingbird Cafe is not a super place for Gluten Free eaters (you can do it, but you skip stuff. There’s no Gluten Free toast or other baked goods for example). There’s also no alternatives to cow’s milk (Soy or Almond etc.).
- Mockingbird Cafe is tiny, but not flexible. Hot sauce is Sriracha (no other choices). No you cannot have your two eggs done two different ways, etc. One is left with the impression that a sole proprietor runs the kitchen and That’s The Way it Is.
And so when I read through that list of what you need to know above I seem negative. But the fact is that the food is excellent, the wait staff is young but trends to charming, and the food is excellent. Enjoy!
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