Service: Friendly, upbeat staff. It’s small; don’t go during peak hours unless you want to stand in a cramped hallway right by the door and wait.
Omelette | choice of 5 ingredients, served with toast or english muffin $ 8.50, add goat cheese $ 1
Breakfast Burrito | eggs + choice of 5 ingredients, topped with guacamole, salsa and sour cream $ 9.50
Calico Hashbrowns | yellow and sweet potatoes, small $ 3
Powerhouse Potatoes | tofu, onions, garlic, parsley, and cheddar with a side of salsa, large $ 4
Caramelized Bacon & Chocolate Pie | with homemade whipped cream
First of all, five toppings with no extra charge?! Absurd. And they don’t skimp on fresh, quality ingredients, with even coverage and nice egg-to-insides ratio. This is important. Omelettes are science. (The egg itself could’ve been a tad fluffier, but it was very close.) With fillers like avocado, sweet peppers, mixed squash, eggplant and a multitude of cheeses including brie and chèvre, customizing the perfect one is easy. Same goes for the over-stuffed breakfast burrito. It was topped with hearty red salsa, tangy salsa verde, sour cream and chunky guac. Skip the hash browns—flavorless, a bit soggy, disappointing—and go for the powerhouse potatoes. If you’re on the fence about bread, the English muffin is the way to go. It was large, toasted, extra spongey and perfectly buttered. Really yum.
For dessert, a healthy slice of caramelized bacon chocolate pie was over-the-top, indulgent, unneeded, sinful, and… really freakin’ good. Homemade whipped cream, too. Luckily they serve great espresso, which balanced the richness of the pie.
Kudos: Half of the menu is vegan/vegetarian, plus gluten-free options.
Overall: Good food, cozy atmosphere. Secluded from the hubbub of the avenue, the porch is very enjoyable and relaxing in warmer seasons.
6360 Guilford Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220