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Excellent Find: A breakfast & lunch spot in Port Chester


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Excellent Find: A breakfast & lunch spot in Port Chester

Uncledave | Jan 8, 2002 02:48 PM

Go to "Crossroads Cafe & Takeaway". Yes, in Port Chester.

I've been there twice now for breakfast and both times have been wonderful. IMO, among the best casual breakfasts around these parts, hands down - and for the price of a diner. It's run by two ladies who have the place simply and tastefully decorated and know how to serve a fresh and delicious breakfast. Big windows, lots of sun, too.

It's at 141 Willett Avenue: 914-934-5065. Open 7am-3pm every day but Sunday (boooooooo!). Kinda hard to find. It's on the corner of an intersection at the roundabout near the NY-bound side of the railroad station, across from the Mobil. It's between a laundromat and a guy that sells headstones.

OK, let's talk eggs: Omeletes are cooked properly in sautee pans, not on a griddle (which I despise). This morning I had what's listed as huevos rancheros which isn't the authentic recipe at all but rather an omelete w/ avocado, black bean and cheese - served with a ramekin of delicious roasted chipolte salsa with those yummy flecks of char. Home fries were done to my liking - 1/2 inch dice, cooked and seasoned thoroughly, but not too oniony or vegetably (can't stand loads of green pepper in there). On my previous visit I had an omelete with goat cheese, tomatoes and scallion - excellent.

Wifey had two eggs over easy but didn't want pork so they grilled up some turkey breast. And it came with -- GRITS!! Delicious grits. I'm not a grits expert, but these seemed the real deal. All I know is you can't get 'em near where I live.

The check was $13.

Some specials on the menu this morning for breakfast (I took home a copy of the menu to transcribe for you all):

Monte Cristo French Toast w/ Grilled Ham, Melted Swiss and Maple Cream ($6.00)

Sweet Potato Hash & Two Poached Eggs w/ Toasted Terranovo bread ($6.00)

Smoked Salmon & Caper Omelette ($8.00)

Breakfast wrap with potato, egg, tomato & sour cream in a spinach tortilla w/ house made salsa ($5.50)

House made granola with toasted oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, dried cranberries, almonds and honey ($4.00)

Haven't been there for lunch yet, but read the lunch menu. Salads & sandwiches plus some entrees like pastas, etc. Like breakfast, looks reasonably priced with the freshness and extra touches that make it well worth it. I'm going back for the penne puttanesca - with a salad on $7.00.

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