The Brick House Cafe, Cable, 7/21/18

building
building

The Brick House is in an old brick house that has a small interior dining space and order counter.  There were also a number of tables on a patio outside and a couple small metal ones on the porch of the house.  A couple of rocking chairs are also on the porch and would be a nice place to enjoy your morning coffee and maybe a muffin.  We were there during the breakfast hour but they also serve lunch and then close at 3:00.  There were lots of flowers around the house and inside, probably because it was summer time.  Inside the walls are filled with placques and pictures and the wall over the coffee machine is primarily about Diners, Drive-ins and Dives visit to the place.  No music is in the background but there was a constant stream of people coming and going.  Natural light comes in through the many windows, but air conditioning is there if it gets hotter.  

building
building
interior
interior
interior
interior
Frankie found cupid
Frankie met cupid
menu 1
menu 1
menu 2
menu 2
Frankie found something old
Frankie found something old

 

When you enter you go to the counter and make your order, then claim a seat and display your number.  They will bring your food to you.

order area
order area
Frankie checked out the table condiments
Frankie checked out the table condiments

 

Coffee is self serve but they had a listing of lots of specialized hot and cold beverages they could make for you.

coffee station
coffee station
drinks outside
drinks outside
Frankie and the table flowers
Frankie and the table flowers

 

Also, a case of pie and cheesecake slices, iced buns, cookies and muffins were available for pickup at the counter – so you don’t have to have a seated meal.  The casual patrons were a variety of ages and group sizes.

pastries
pastries
pastries
pastries
Frankie found flowers
Frankie found flowers

 

For breakfast we tried the French Toast which was 2 slices of bread dredged in hazelnut-vanilla egg batter, griddled and sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar.  It is served with maple syrup.  I added a side order of 3 slices of bacon to go with it.  There were 2 good sized pieces of thick bread that were well flavored with vanilla.  The dusting of cinnamon is a good accent.  They weren’t as creamy inside as some French toast but the texture was good and it easily absorbed the sweet wonderful maple syrup.  It was a good sized portion and perfect to go with the well flavored bacon that was nicely cooked.  I would get it again.

Frech toast
French toast: slices of bread dredged in hazelnut-vanilla egg batter, griddled and sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Served with maple syrup.
closer
closer
bacon
side of bacon
Frankie took in the view
Frankie took in the view

 

The Ham and Cheese Omelete was made with 3 eggs and filled with broccoli, pepper and onion blend, tomato, mushrooms and cheddar Jack cheese with toast on the side.  With this we got a side order of potatoes plain or hash browns.  Toast choices are marble rye, wheat, white or sourdough, which is what we chose.  The bread is cut thick, dense and nicely toasted.  The hashbrowns were on the same plate and had a good crusty layer on the outside.  The omelete was nicely stuffed with cheese and chunks of tasty ham.  The eggs were a tad dry but it was a very acceptable rendition of a classic combination.

omelette
Ham and Cheese Omelet: 3 eggs filled with smoked ham and cheddar Jack cheese, toast with a side of plain potatoes
closer
closer
inside
inside bit
Frankie played in the ladle
Frankie played in the ladle

 

press
press
press
press
Frankie posed with art
Frankie posed with art
front porch
front porch
Frankie took a nap in the rocker
Frankie took a nap in the rocker
outside seating
outside seating
side
side
Frankie met a moose
Frankie met a moose

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