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We were in Pinellas Park this morning & stopped at Busy Bee for breakfast.

Loren got an omelette with a side of grits & I got the 2+2+2, with pancakes, eggs, & bacon, plus a side of home fries.  Overall, it was just ok.  I ordered my eggs with cheese and all they did was melt a piece of cheese on top of them.  The pancakes could have been a bit fluffier and everything needed salt.  Can’t say that we’d go back.  Total bill was $19.

Busy Bee
7345 49th St N
Pinellas Park, FL
727-546-1093

Busy Bee Snak Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food2/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
2.6/5

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.

FlapJacks
3101 FL-580
Safety Harbor, FL
727-253-4547

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

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.0/5
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  • 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
    727-239-0999

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

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5

    Brunch


    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
    407-371-9476

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

    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.4/5

    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
    727-319-4040

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

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5