Service and Atmosphere
Grumpy’s Cafe gives off a funky, eclectic vibe with it’s brightly colored walls filled with photos and paintings from local artists. The space is oddly laid out, and feels a bit cramped, but once you get seated it’s rather comfortable and cozy.
Upon walking in to Grumpy’s on a bustling Sunday morning, we were utterly confused. Were we supposed to help ourselves to a seat? Seek out the hostess? After mulling over our options for a few moments, the hostess showed up and took our name, informing us that it would be about a twenty minute wait. With all the hype, we figured it would be worth it, and so we waited.
The service at Grumpy’s was surprisingly good, considering how busy it was. But it took our food a long time to come out, at least 30 minutes, which seemed a bit much, especially for breakfast food.
When we finally snagged our table, I was starving and everything on the menu sounded delicious. I eventually decided to go with the vegetarian omelet ($7.99), and I had high hopes that it would be every bit as good as I imagined. It ended up falling a bit short: the veggies were plentiful and cooked well, but the egg was dry and had a thick layer of American cheese stuck to the top (American cheese on an omelet?). The home fries were tasty though; cooked well and full of flavor.
We also sampled the french toast ($5.99), also served with a side of home fries. The french toast was pretty good, and for just $5.99 you are given very generous portions.
Other brunch favorites at Grumpy’s include eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, pumpkin pancakes, and Grumpy’s meatloaf (only available on the weekends).
Overall, Grumpy’s is a nice middle ground between higher priced brunches like Sweet Melissa and XYZ the Tavern, and the greasy spoons scattered about town. Check out Grumpy’s on a weekday or during an off-peak time on the weekends to avoid an excessive wait.
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