We are not morning people, my family. So when we have guests, or just when the hubby and I feel like a treat, we don’t do breakfast out, we do brunch. And, hands down, our favorite brunch spot is Edith Ann’s. A small hole-in-the-wall diner off South Parkway with great food, friendly service, and stuffed monkeys hanging off all the light fixtures.
Every dish I have tried has been excellent, freshly made and served in generous portions (their pancakes are about the size of a lunch plate and you can opt for up to 3 for the same price). They stick to the tried and true–you won’t find any exotic ingredients or fussy combinations–but they do it exceptionally well.
The french toast is melt in your mouth soft, barely needed syrup. The pancakes are light, fluffy, and can be ordered with the off menu option of chocolate chips.
The breakfast burrito–made with scrambled eggs, chorizo, onions, peppers, and pepperjack cheese and served with salsa and a side of hashbrowns–is my husband’s favorite dish and has quickly become a standby.
The omelets–a generous three egg size–are offered with an array of fillings from the classic ham and cheese to a vegetarian omelet filled with spinach, tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms. I opt for hashbrowns and a biscuit and request gravy on the side. The gravy is a creamy, smooth white gravy, topped with fresh pepper, a perfect compliment to the buttery biscuit.
Should you make it as far as the lunch menu, see if they have chicken salad offered as their special of the day.
Made with shredded chicken, grapes, apples, and pecans this is the type of chicken salad usually found served at tea houses and other “ladies who lunch” type establishments. The fresh fruit was seasonal, fresh, and delicious.
Look for their sign off the Parkway and stop on in sometime.
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