This is a place I kept hearing about, and has one of the cutest names ever. I had to give it a try, and given the name, it seemed like the place go to for brunch. Last weekend, we headed over around 10am on a Sunday.
And it was INSANE. The wait was at least a half hour, and the tiny waiting area was overflowing with people. My immediate reaction was two fold. First, this sucks because I’m really hungry. Second, well they must be doing something right for all these people to wait around just to have brunch here. So we settled in amongst the masses and waited for our name to be called. (FYI, another option would be to eat at the bar, which is first come first serve. We would have done this, except that families kept letting their kids sit in the seats and play on the bar, so there were no open seat and I didn’t want to be the mean lady that made the kids move.)
When we finally got a seat, we were greeted by a friendly waitress who handed over these menus. Love the 50′s themed cartoons and kitschy decor. All over the walls there were vintage decorations and signs. And then there was this guy…
Looking at some of the orders around me, it seemed that the portion sizes were huge. When I decided to go with the french toast, I had to ask about the massive slices of bread I kept seeing. The waitress told me one piece would probably be more than enough, and she was very right. I ordered the Drunkard’s French Toast (or something like that, I can’t remember the exact name and can’t find it on the menu online) with a Grand Marnier and raspberry cream sauce. Dane ordered Omar’s homefries, which was a mix of pototoes, veggies, and cheese.
Everything was delicious and we managed to polish it off. Service was fast and friendly, and for such a packed house it was a great experience. The staff seemed totally prepared for the rush. We definitely go back, but maybe at an off peak time. When I’m hungry I have to eat! I get cranky in large crowds when my stomach is growling. Can you blame me? Oh, and did I mention the toast is as big as your head?
Overall, good job Friendly Toast. We shall meet again, I’m sure.