In a nutshell, good food, great value and EXCEPTIONAL service. Before I ramble, does anyone know if 9th St does brunch all week or just Fri-Sun?
Dining alone, I was welcome to sit anywhere in this tiny but not cramped restaurant. The coffee (nicely balanced breafast blend) appeared very soon thereafter.
As did the fresh squeezed juice (oj or cranberry) that comes with the brunch.
I opted for the pancakes with fresh fruit and was a little overwhelmed with the amount of food they served. The fresh fruit topping was enough for a separate fruit salad and included blackberries, strawberries, bananas and a fan of granny smith apple slices.
Now on to the service, throughout out my stay, the coffee cup was regularly and unobtrusively refilled without ever haviing to remind anyone. Moreover, while waiting for my meal, the waiter graciously offered me a newspaper to read. Furthermore, at no time was I ever rushed, despite the growing crowd and lack of tables. In fact, after I ate as much as I could (1/2 the plate), I enjoyed a last cup of coffee while returning to finish reading the paper and digest my meal.
Btw, I noticed the plates as they went by and everything looked good, especially the hash browns and bacon that accompany the egg dishes.
The only minor dissapointment was that I mistakely assumed the syrup was warmed when it was not. I say this because the syrup comes in a metal carafe that was so large that I figured it must insulated/thermal. Like I said, my mistake and a very minor point.
All in all, a wonderful way to start the day!