I checked out the newly opened Aunt Mary's Cafe today at 43rd/Telegraph and Oakland. They have a really appealing menu (http://www.auntmaryscafe.com). We sat outside on the little patio facing Telegraph. Coffee was good, service very friendly and attentive. The brought us some little fried sweet things (can't remember what they were called), sort of like fried rice pudding dusted with sugar, as a free treat.
My friend had Huevos Divorciados (eggs on beans with salsa and tortilla strips). The salsa was homemade (two kinds) and delicious....my friend loved the dish and ate with gusto. I had a waffle and bacon. The bacon was fine, but the waffle was kinda underdone, so I didn't eat the whole thing. The waitress asked me if I hadn't liked it, and I told her it was a little undercooked (not crispy). The owner came over and apologized, and told me he wasn't going to charge me anything for my breakfast (even though I said there was no need- I understand that everything isn't perfect yet, and my food was ok) and said he appreciated the feedback, it's only day 4 and they're working out the kinks. So he didn't charge me for my breakfast.
Anyway, I think there's real potential there. The owner seems like a really cool guy who is committed to a quality neighborhood place. They also have a nice kid's menu- the owner has a 9 year old daughter and is very kid friendly. Like I said, the service was great, the place is comfortable, and they have some yummy looking stuff on the menu. They're only open for breakfast and lunch at the moment.
We took a walk and got some ice cream at Tara's on College. They have molasses ice cream right now that is soooo good. The black sesame was delicious too.
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