I thought friend Shirley and I were going somewhere new and undiscovered for our traditional autumn breakfast. One look at the completely full parking lot and I realized we were coming to the party late. I couldn't wait to see what Mommy & Maddi's fans had discovered.
The rain was coming down pretty good, so we were thankful for the backdoor entrance and to the couple who left us a parking spot. There was a cushy loveseat and chair to sit on while we waited for a table to open up. Hard to say how long we waited--once Shirley and I begin talking, time flies.
The laminated menu features a full page of breakfast options with plenty of variety and price ranges. Instead of my usual scramble, I decided to try their ham and cheese omelet with a biscuit. Shirley ordered the swiss cheese, mushroom and bacon omelet with wheat toast. They serve Illy coffee. The smooth flavor was somewhere between strong and medium. I was happy to find they were generous with their refills.
Our tall, fluffy omelets arrived short order. I was happy to see they didn't go overboard on the extras inside the omelet. I like to taste the eggs, not just cheese. My omelet was tender and although my shredded hashbrowns were on the pale side, they had a nice flavor without being greasy.
Shirley said, "the breakfast was good and hearty! (Way more than I could eat). The bacon swiss cheese omelet was chock full of savory bacon chunks dripping with melted cheese! I did find myself wishing I'd gotten the biscuit instead of the toast though."
Update: : Starting Nov. 5, they will be open for dinner on Fridays by reservation only.
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Owners: Don and Wendi Uselman of White's and Don's Cafe
Mommy & Maddi's is located in the old Coffee Paradigm location at
4765 River Road N.