Monday, June 23, 2008

Family Fountain Cafe

Sunday StfRon took me to a surprise location for breakfast, the Family Fountain Café in Metamora.
Located on the square at 112 N. Davenport Street, the little dinette was packed with families when we stepped inside. We took a seat at the old (probably original, circa 1972) counter and picked up a menu to decide what to have.
The restaurant reminded me a lot of what the Tally Ho in Washington looked like.
Seeing an omelet served up at a table behind us, we both decided to have one. We each ordered the two egg omelet, StfRon had sausage and ham, and I went with a western with a side of salsa. StfRon also ordered a half order of biscuits and gravy.
As the place was full, it took a little while for the food to arrive. We looked over the menu while we waited, noticing burgers, catfish, hot roast beef, fried chicken, sandwiches and more. I was glad to see that a retro place like the Family Fountain also had Green Rivers on the menu.
When both omelets arrived, they were chock full of ingredients, mine with still crisp green peppers and onions accompanying chunks of ham.
The biscuits and gravy didn't show up, and we started to question whether StfRon had remembered to order them. After eating that stuffed omelet, though, he didn't really want them. We noticed the order on the bill and mentioned it to the waitress, who was very apologetic and removed the charge.
The omelets came with a side of toast for about $4 each, a bargain in this day and age.
We decided to split a slice of their homemade coconut cream pie. It was quite creamy and good, not heavy on the coconut, if that's the way you like it.
With our bellies sufficiently full, we headed out into the beautiful morning.

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