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No Parking

We’ve attempted to eat at the FlapJacks restaurant in Safety Harbor a few times, but there’s never any available parking spaces in the small lot.   I went with a friend today and had to circle the lot a few times before someone left and I could find a spot.  It’s not a very big restaurant either and we had to wait about 15 -20 minutes for a table.

They’ve got a nice sized menu and we settled on the eggs benedict and a Crazee-Scramble.

My friend said the eggs benedict was tasty.  The scramble lets you pick 3 veggies, 1 meat & 1 cheese and it’s served with potatoes & pancakes.  It was delicious and the pancakes were light & fluffy.  The service was very friendly and the prices were great.  We were out of there for less than $20 total with a drink.  The only downside is that it’s in a small shopping center with a laundromat, nail salon and a several other busy places and there just isn’t enough parking to support all the businesses.

3101 FL-580
Safety Harbor, FL

FlapJacks Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Filed under: American, Breakfast
  • Breakfast

    We went back to the Palm Harbor Bistro this morning to check out their breakfast menu.  Loren got the Empire skillet and I went for a 2-2-2 Your Way.

    The Empire skillet had sausage, bacon, onions, mushrooms & cheese on top of fried potatoes plus 2 eggs and toast.  There was plenty of food on the plate.  I really their scrambled eggs.  They were light and fluffy.

    For my 2-2-2, I got pancakes, eggs over easy and bacon with hash browns.   It was good, but I’d go for the scrambled eggs next time.  Total bill was $20.

    Palm Harbor Bistro
    32922 US Hwy 19
    Palm Harbor, FL

    Palm Harbor Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



    Where to eat on a Sunday morning in downtown Orlando?  Le Gourmet Break on S. Magnolia is where we ended up and it was delicious.   I was in Orlando to see a play with my sister & niece and from the moment we walked into Le Gourmet Break, we were hooked.  It was too early for dessert, but they had a display case of gorgeous looking pastries.  My niece went for the tuna panini, my sister got the Parisienne crepe and I went for an omelette croissant.

    Everything was fresh and delicious.  The panini was tasty, the crepe had thinly sliced ham, turkey & swiss with a bechamel sauce & mushrooms and the cheese was perfectly ooey gooey, & melted.  The croissant was huge and I got it with ham, cheddar & mushrooms.  It was buttery and flaky and the eggs were cooked perfectly.    Total bill was about $30 and we’d definitely eat here again.

    Le Gourmet Break
    150 S. Magnolia Ave
    Orlando, FL

    Le Gourmet Break Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


    Diner Food

    We were in Seminole today and stopped at Mama’s Kitchen for brunch.  The place was packed and we had to wait about 10 minutes for a table.  In typical diner fashion, they had a wide variety of things on the menu.  Loren decided to try the Greek Salmon.

    It was salmon with sauteed spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese with green beans and mashed potatoes.  We’re still not sure why the gravy is that color of yellow.   He said the salmon was pretty good, the potatoes tasted like they were out of a box, and the green beans weren’t anything special.   I went for the Eggs Benedict with hash browns.

    Again, the food was just ok.  The poached eggs were cooked right, but the rest of it lacked any sort of seasoning or flavor.  Overall, there was nothing to make us want to come back again.  Total bill with a drink was $25

    Mama’s Kitchen
    5885 Seminole Blvd
    Seminole, FL

    Mama's Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



    We headed back over to Mother’s in Westchase for Brunch today.  They were pretty crowded by 11:30am, but we were able to get a table inside without a wait.  They have a brunch menu on Saturday & Sunday along with their regular lunch menu.  Loren went for the mahi sandwich.

    He got the mahi blackened and said the fish was good.  The bun to fish ratio was a bit off with way more bread than he needed for the size of the fish.  The fries were nice & crunchy too.  I tried the crab benedict off of the brunch menu.

    I wouldn’t order it again.  The crab was like an afterthought; a relatively small amount scattered haphazardly over the top.  But, it was the hollandaise sauce that actually ruined it for me.  It had a sharp metallic taste to it.  It either didn’t have enough butter or too much lemon or something.  Whatever it’s downfall, it did not live up to what a good hollandaise sauce should be.  Total bill was $28.

    12227 W Linebaugh Ave
    Tampa, FL

    Mother's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato