There were times when it was brutally hot this summer.
One morning my friend Karen and I decided to meet for breakfast in Mamaroneck and then take a walk before it got too hot. I suggested the , where I eat lunch all the time, but not breakfast. We arrived at 9:15 a.m. and noticed a few waiters outside in the covered dining deck located at the rear of the diner just off a boat yard entrance.
Karen asked the waiters if we could sit there and was told that they would begin serving outside at 10 a.m. We decided to wait to eat and took our walk first around the Mamaroneck Harbor Park.
If you like to walk by the water, which I do, the Mamaroneck Harbor is one of the many places in Westchester that offers a park surrounded by water. The sun was already getting pretty strong, so it was a good choice to walk before breakfast.
At 9:55 a.m., we returned to the diner and were first in line to pick a table on the deck. It was a perfect day, with a gentle breeze blowing. We chose a shaded table on the side, which gave us a narrow view of the water. Within 10 minutes all of the tables were taken.
Our server, Elias Maldonado of New Rochelle, who spent an hour cleaning the entire deck earlier (and everything was spotless), was very attentive, friendly and efficient. A great server adds to any dining experience, and we had one with Elias.
Mamaroneck Diner’s coffee was flavorful without any bitterness, even the decaf, and refills were given without asking. Karen ordered the Croissant French Toast, which was firm yet light and naturally sweetened by the whipped cream and berries on top, so much so, she didn’t have to use any syrup. The Croissant French Toast was different in taste and texture in a good way than regular French toast. I only had a taste, but definitely will order my own next time.
I ordered an asparagus, Swiss and onion egg white omelet with home fries, and multi-grain toast with bacon on the side. The asparagus was grilled and the omelet was cooked the way I like it—well done. The home fries had all the right elements for perfection. They were cubed potatoes that were seasoned just enough, crunchy outside with some diced onions and peppers tossed in. The bacon was crispy and the multi-grain bread hearty. Both breakfast entrees were very generous portions.
The cost for breakfast was $26.31, without tip. But the atmosphere of being outside and close to the water was priceless.
Where do you go to breakfast? Please share the name and town of your favorite breakfast spot in the comment section.
Mamaroneck Diner & Pizza
405 East Boston Post Rd.
Mariann Raftery, creator of Somebody's Mom blog, cooks up comfort food recipes for families here at home, as well as sending homemade cookie care packages to our American soldiers overseas. Somebody's Mom Cooking videos at http://www.youtube.com, search "Thesomebodysmom".