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Why wait for breakfast?

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by Bonner, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Bonner

    Bonner New Member

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    I am new to the area and was looking for a good place to have breakfast. When I saw that there was an IHOP nearby, I got excited, but to my dismay there was an hour wait. I wasn't about to wait that long. I headed down the road to go to Panera, when I stumbled on Amvrosia Resaurant. The "Weekend Breakfast" sign intrigued me so I decided to give it a try. Although the restaurant was busy, my family and I were seated right away and we had a wonderful breakfast. Best french toast I think I've ever had. We will go back for sure.
     
  2. decalr

    decalr Member

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    Thanks for the postive information.
     
  3. Nova Native

    Nova Native New Member

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    Our family went to the Mezza Grill one weekend morning. There was no wait (it was fairly empty). The american side of the breakfast menu was standard and good (we should have tried something on the mediterranean side of the menu). I hate waiting to eat any meal, and would take average food with no wait over great food with an hour wait any day.
     
  4. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    oh ooh PLEASE go to Mimi's Cafe next to the Dulles Mall- get a spicy bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict- but BE WARNED: you will never get eggs Benny anywhere else AGAIN. they use a slab of delicious smoked ham- it's salty so don't add any- and they poach the eggs to perfection. i forget what kind of bread they use but it ain't a Thomas English muffin! Get the potatoes crisp, and you will have the most satisfying breakfast of my- um- YOUR life!

    and if there IS a wait at Mimi's they serve muffin samples, juice and coffee to you while you wait. CALL AHEAD on weekends- it works- we walked right in to a crowded foyer and were seated within 2 minutes.

    BTW I've breakfasted at Mezza and Amvrosia as well- both good for standard fare, but some something special- hit Mimi's. don't forget- SPICY Mary.... mmmm.
     
  5. Lee

    Lee Permanent Vacation

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    Redon1 I will agree with you about Mimi's and there is a secret to get seated quickly when they are crowded;)

    I took Cliff there the other day for breakfast(during my tour to show him some of my projects:happygrin:) it was his first time at Mimi's and he even treated me to breakfast. :clap::clap:

    Thanks Cliff:happygrin:

    Lee j
     
  6. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    Someone else on this board once mentioned First Watch in Herndon and we've tried it several times and loved it each time. It's in the Worldgate shopping center. The food is basic breakfast fare (they also serve lunch) but they give their items a unique flair and are great. It's a nice and cozy alternative to IHOP but a bit further away.

    Herndon - World Gate Center
    13007 Worldgate Drive
    Herndon, VA 20170
    703-707-0698

    Some highlights:

    Floridian French Toast™
    Sourdough French toast, sprinkled with wheat germ and powdered sugar, covered with bananas, kiwi and berries

    Key West Crepe
    Smoked turkey, avocado, bacon, tomatoes and Monterey Jack cheese. Topped with sour cream. Served with freshly made salsa on the side

    Bacado™
    Bacon, avocado and melted Monterey Jack cheese omelette, topped with sour cream. Served with a side of freshly made salsa
     
  7. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    I've always thought about trying it but from the name to the look, nothing drew me in. now I have an idea of how it is- I'd love to try the Bacado!
     
  8. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    I don't think you'll regret it. The service is good, the food is excellent, and the ambiance is relaxing. We've taken guest there twice and they always enjoy it. The restaurant is all non-smoking.

    If you want something lighter and comparatively healthy, the Siesta Key Cocktail is very good: "A healthy parfait consisting of granola, low-fat organic yogurt, fresh fruit and nuts. Served with a baked muffin of the day" $5.59

    I haven't tried it but this sounds good, too:
    Power Wrap - "Fluffy egg whites, smoked turkey, spinach and mushrooms wrapped in a sundried tomato basil tortilla with swiss cheese. Served with fresh fruit and salsa." $6.29

    I haven't tried any of their lunch items but they have big salads, sandwiches and burgers. The "First Watch Potatoes" are very good, too.

    Juice comes in two sizes: "some" and "a lot"

    Okay, I'll stop now. :p
     
  9. technosapien

    technosapien New Member

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    I continue to be a fan of Linda's on Church Road in Sterling -- out Waxpool just the other side of Rte 28 on the right. They'll make breakfast any time, if I recall correctly. And, best burgers in the area, in my humble opinion. Not much to look at, but the food has always been terrific.
     
  10. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    we went to Linda's once on a New Year's Day- it did the job but the grease was verrrry old- i was queasy by midday but i should blame Linda's for that, I'm thinking the last vodka and pom did it... i think my stomach has become too sensitive to enjoy a greasy spoon like I used to.
     

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