Guest Review II: Aiding Billy Bacchus in his continued search for "cheap eats"
I like going out to eat as much as the next person. But I especially like going out for breakfast. Not only is breakfast the most inexpensive meal of the day, it also gets your motor running--especially if you aren't exactly a morning person, as I definitely am not. Nothing sets the tone for the day better than a piping hot cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast.
Oh, and it doesn't hurt that someone else has to do the dishes!
There are some great breakfast places here on the Cape Cod--especially the Mid-Cape. I've got my favorites, one in particular, but I'm not ready to share that one with you just yet. But I am, however, willing to share my latest breakfast find.
We stumbled upon the Rise & Shine Cafe on Route 28 in Dennisport right next to Benny's the weekend before last and returned just this past weekend. The Rise & Shine is bright, casual and unassuming. Upon entering we were seated immediately by a friendly member of the staff.
Once our coffee was poured, we got to the business of choosing what to have. There is plenty to choose from on the menu from eggs any style to omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast and breakfast sandwiches. There were also several specials from which to choose.
As I am on a low carb diet, it was eggs over easy and sausage for me. The eggs were perfect--not a broken yolk in sight. When I turned down toast (carbs!), the server asked if I wanted home fries. Of course I wanted home fries, but they too are a no-no. Since you only live once, I asked for a few and resigned myself to eating only one or two.
Personally, I judge breakfast places by their home fries. And the home fries at the Rise and Shine are pretty good--flavorful and not at all mushy. My dining companion raved about the French toast she ordered--thick slices of sweet bread expertly drenched in coating and cooked to perfection.
Next time you have to go to Benny's for Rust-Oleum or grill parts, leave the house a little earlier and give the Rise and Shine Cafe a go. The prices are reasonable, the servers are very friendly and the home fries can just about make you go off your no carb diet.
The Rise & Shine Cafe is located in the Benny's Plaza at Route 28 in Dennisport. 508-394-1114. They serve breakfast and lunch daily.