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Breakfast Report from Jeffrey's Hillside Cafe, Santa Rosa


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Breakfast Report from Jeffrey's Hillside Cafe, Santa Rosa

Jeni Bean | Aug 30, 2010 10:51 AM

Stopped at Jeffrey's with Hubby and 4 others for breakfast on Sunday AM. We had heard many great things from our friends about it, but wanted to try it for ourselves.

The only complaint: the wait. Something clearly happened to our ticket, the waitress blamed the kitchen...but it might have been her. They WERE busy, but still, a 25 minute wait to get breakfast stuff isn't good. Regardless, I'd go back again.

The table had:

Cheese blintzes
Bisquits and Gravy (x2)
Vegetable Hash

I only tried the Bisquits and Gravy and the Veg. hash.

I ordered the Chilaquiles. The chilaquiles are what I imagine a more authentic version to be. There was a pile of scrambled eggs (normally I would get fried over easy, but I'm not suppsed to eat eggs this way right now), a pile of fried tortilla strips with an amazingly zippy green sauce covered in cheese, and a bowl of lovely blacked beans. I liked this version VERY much, especially because I could dictate how much of which flavors I wanted in each bite. Each bite was a different arrangement, and made for a fun dining experience.

The Veg. Hash was a veggie lovers dream. Hubby wished the taters underneat the veggies had been less greasy, but all of the fresh veggies made up for it in spades. Shrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, other squash, onion, etc., all sitting atop hash browns in a large bowl. This was topped by 2 perfectly poached eggs which lent their runny goodness to the whole plate. Served with toast. Yum. Easily getting your 3x veggie servings by ordering this one.

Bisquits and gravy. Lovely light bisquits and not too thick gravy. I am a 5th generation Californian, and have no earthly clue what makes a "good" or "great" bisquits and gravy. Nor will it every be my "go to" for what to order. That being said, the portion was massive, well flavored, and not clunky.

The other dishes both looked lovely. The blintzes were definitely the smallest portioned item. Everything was very fresh, and very good, making the wait worth it. (Just don't be starved when you get there!)

We got there at 9 and there was quite a line (20-30 minute wait). I would suggest getting there before 8:30 if you don't like to wait.

I'm glad we have another inventive place other than Dierk's in the 'hood.



Jeffrey's Hillside Cafe
2901 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA

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