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Athans Cafe Brunch

Ruprecht | Nov 6, 2005 03:43 PM

Went there this afternoon. The space is nice, modern-looking, and quite large. As others have mentioned the food is good and almost unbelievably cheap for its quality. The service was incredibly, comically bad. They were obviously short-staffed and the two kids who were serving as waiter/cashiers had no idea what they were doing. I'm guessing they haven't worked there for longer than a few days. Every one of the 10 or so empty tables had used dishes piled up on them. We sat down at the one with the least amount of detritus and the waiter (finally) came over and started to take our order without cleaning it up at all, which we had to ask for. At least three people came in, sat down and waited for a while, and then left without ordering, bewildered by the anarchy. The order was screwed up, it took about 15 minutes to get coffee. The egg dishes were competent, the pastries excellent, coffee very good. We were charged twice for one item.

I really hope they get their act together and learn how to run a restaurant, because I would love this place to succeed.

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