“Baer cafe? Bayer? Can you text me the address?”
“Just google map it. You don’t know how to Google?”
“I don’t know how to spell it though. Bear cafe?”
“Fine, I’ll send you the address. See you in 20.”
Ironing out the details to figure out where to eat is always fun. This weekend I traveled just a mile or so down the road from work and discovered a lovely cafe with a large selection of inexpensive and tasty treats: Bayard Cafe.
So I don’t have any food pictures, but I just can’t shake the delightful memory of a savory breakfast I had this Sunday.
About the Hot Dogs . . .
Okay, so the only pic I took at this meal was of the hot dog options, because I have a friend who is a big fan of hot dogs. I had to share with her what she is missing. I didn’t snap the food. The presentation wasn’t remarkable, but let’s get to the taste before you decide to skip this place.
Skip Cooking & Eat Cheap Too
We almost went to get Mexican food. We considered a nicer place with mimosas. But deep down we had one goal: a cheap breakfast before we would get on with productive and semi-restful Sunday afternoons. I went to the meal with a small appetite, moderate expectations, and slightly piqued curiosity.
Fairly simple, slightly homey, with two tops, five tops and a smattering of other card tables.
It’s not much to look at. Fairly simple, slightly homey, with two tops, five tops and a smattering of other card tables. Hot sauce is standing and ready and by the host stand is a display case with coconut cakes, pies and more! I have to go back for a hot slice of pie and coffee one day. This wasn’t snacking time though. It was a post-church breakfast, since I’d been slept in before service rather than eating.
I scanned the lunch and breakfast items. The server kindly popped by 3 or 4 times before I’d settled on a decision. I love choices, but it can be tough on an empty stomach. There were waffles and omelets and sandwiches, oh my! I was nearly pulled into a lunch vortex as a chicken cordon blue wrap caught my eye. But, nay, it was time for some eggs.
Gotta Go Back for the Chicken Cordon Bleu
I did peek at the salads, but they were pat options and probably not that healthy once I’d douse ‘em in dressing. I settled on the veggie egg burrito with breakfast potatoes. The menu convinced me to try burritos with the promise of each coming with sour cream and salsa. I love sour cream! I always have to ask with it, and this was a win.
It was a delicately heated tortilla with grilled mushrooms, perfectly fluffed eggs and I think possibly spinach and tomato.
It was a delicately heated tortilla with grilled mushrooms, perfectly fluffed eggs and I think possibly spinach and tomato. The potatoes had onions, were cooked well and not overspiced. Once I added the sour cream and just spicy enough salsa, it was a perfect meal. My friend had eggs, a belgain waffle, toast, sausage and grits: the Bayard breakfast. He was nearly in a comma by the end. I did sample the cheese grits which were slightly bland, but I’m not a grits person so not the greatest judge.
All-in-all this was a sweet little discovery. So affordable. Attentive service. Tons of options and really tasty treats.
Sometimes a little diner is just the ticket.