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