Recently, I asked one of my best friends what my food “spirit animal” would be. She said she could think of two different answers: cookies or eggs. I usually eat eggs for a protein filled breakfast to power me throughout the day. And I have the biggest sweet tooth ever. If I make homemade cookies I can easily eat 10 in one sitting. It’s a gift.
But this post is about the former food spirit animal, eggs. Over the summer I have had three different amazing breakfasts that you should try!
Uncommon Grounds is a cute, small restaurant located in Watertown, MA. It has a diner feel, but the menu has more variety, and more fresh produce. This was their Salmon Avocado Toast, and it was a daily special. Toasted bread was topped with greens, avocado, tomatoes, smoked salmon, and a poached egg. Talk about a beautiful plate! I also ordered a side of fruit salad instead of the home fries. While I love eggs, avocado, and smoked salmon separately, I think combining all three was a little overwhelming. Each of those ingredients are rich, so next time I’ll order their plain Avocado Toast.
This is the Greek Scramble at The Friendly Toast with delicious cinnamon raisin bread, and a side of fresh fruit. The scramble has tomatoes, feta cheese, kalamata olives, baby spinach and black pepper. The bread was sliced thick and buttered. Just look at the cinnamon swirl, it is huge! And the fruit salad was a step up then your standard melon mix. It had blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries too. I also loved the Friendly Toast for its eclectic ambiance. I went to the Back Bay location on a Tuesday night, and trivia was going on for diners to participate in. The menu has funny names for the dishes and the decor is bright and funky.
I think this is my favorite place to go for breakfast.
A. Because it is in Maine, more specifically Cape Porpoise, which is such a beautiful and hidden spot.
B. Because I grew up coming here as a child. One of the waitresses Bert wore sunny side up egg earrings when I was younger, which I always got a kick out of… and she still does today!
C. Because the food and atmosphere makes you feel like you are eating at home.
This is the veggie omelet with tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, avocado, and goat cheese. A side of fruit salad and cinnamon raisin toast with strawberry jam.
The Wayfarer is small enough that it feels cozy, like a real Maine breakfast place should. But it was renovated a few years ago, so the interior is beautifully furnished. As a friendly warning, it gets VERY busy. So if you bring a large family, arrive early!