|Exterior, McKay Cottage Restaurant|
Being breakfast lovers, we picked McKay Cottage because of its high ranking on various social media sites and were not disappointed.
Arriving shortly after 9 o’clock on a Sunday morning in early September, we had a wait of about 15 minutes for the “first available” table: either inside or on the lawn, which the restaurant uses when weather allows. While there was a bit of seating for those who were waiting, most of us just milled around and enjoyed the ambiance. The establishment provided complimentary coffee and water while we waited.
|Bellini and Mimosa|
As we were “on vacation,” we indulged in a Bellini and a Mimosa while we perused the extensive menu. $5.95 each.
The biggest problem we had was that so many things looked so good! A glance at other tables revealed that the portions were also quite generous, so we decided to share an order.
In addition to the Omelets/Scrambles and Benedicts/Hash selections, the restaurant’s breakfast menu also included sections with more traditional "Egg dishes"; "French toast, Pancakes and Crepes"; and "Fruits/Bakery". It also serves lunch from a menu with a wide selection of sandwiches, salads and soups, and specialties including tacos and fish ‘n’ chips.
Despite the craziness of a Sunday morning breakfast crowd, service was prompt and attentive. Our server, Ally, brought our drinks promptly, gave us enough time to peruse the menu, had the kitchen split the entree we'd mentioned we'd be sharing, checked back to be sure everything was in good order, and got us on our way quickly when we were ready to go.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to fairly judge a restaurant by a single visit. But based on our first and only visit to date, we will definitely be back.
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Photos by Carl Dombek
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