Monday, April 7, 2014

Lancaster City Breakfast Tour - Cafe One Eight

Make sure you're all caught up on my Lancaster City Breakfast Tour. I've written about all these awesome places: On Orange, The Baker's Table, Rachel's Cafe & CreperieForkNSpoon CafeCommonwealth on Queen, & Aussie And The Fox

This post is about Stop #7, which was Cafe One Eight, located on Orange St. in Lancaster City. This place is always hopping. It's a popular breakfast spot on Saturday mornings, it's a great place to grab a cup of coffee with a friend, it's also a fun place to study & read. They have only been open 2+ years, but they already have a well-established business. We brought some out of town friends with us on this tour stop and they had nothing but positive things to say about Cafe One Eight

What We Ate: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits, Breakfast Burritos (Santa Fe, Lancaster, & Monterrey), Coffee & Build-Your-Own Breakfast Sandwich. 

Monterrey Breakfast Burrito!

What Brought Me Joy: I'm all about their Lancaster County Dutch heritage. I may be from NJ, but I am a Stoltzfoos (and in the Fisher book) so I've got to give a shout-out to the Pennsylvania Dutch! 

Super friendly. The workers behind the counter are consistently personable and pleasant.

They are a loyal & active part of the downtown community. They are open late on First Fridays and they often have bands & live performances. Their community board is chock-full of things going on in the area. 

What Should You Order: YOGURT PARFAIT!!! Best I've had in all of Lancaster! Their secret? They do layers of delicious baked oatmeal instead of granola. So so yummy. When they ask if you want the blueberry baked oatmeal, be sure to say YES. It's a large portion, but trust me, you will eat the whole thing. 

Oops.  Forgot to get a "Before" Pic of the parfait. It was so good I couldn't pause to take a picture. But they do have an awesome picture on their web site, so check it out.

Do their Build-Your-Own Breakfast Sandwich so you can get exactly what you want. 

Always check out their chalkboard wall to see what the specials are. Months ago I was in there for breakfast and got the most delicious Fruit & Nutella Croissant! I hope they bring it back SOON! 

Follow Them On Facebook Here

Obligatory Pic Of My Son: The little guy was with Grandma & Grandpa this weekend, so he didn't make it to breakfast. But he was having his own fun, of course.

He's eating banana out of a Fresh Food Feeder. Those things are awesome! You should get one! 

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Here is my disclaimer that I've put on all of my posts: I want My Lancaster City Breakfast Tour to be an informative & fun experience for those who read about it. My hope is, that based on one of my recommendations, you will be enticed to go to one (or all) of these spots and enjoy them for yourselves. For the record, I will only be focusing on the positive parts of each restaurant/cafe that I go to. So if I had bad service or a meal that I didn't enjoy, I will choose to omit that from my review. Keep that in mind as you're reading. I'm not some 5 star critic or restaurant connoisseur, just a hungry patron, so I'm going to keep my experiences simple and up-beat. I hope you have been enjoying this tour, so far!

What do you think? Comments? Suggestions? I would love to know that you visited my blog. Please leave me a message letting me know you were here! Did you try out a recipe? Let me know! I would love to hear from you :-)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lancaster City Breakfast Tour - Rachel's Cafe & Creperie

So far on my Lancaster City Breakfast Tour I've visited On OrangeForkNSpoon CafeCommonwealth on QueenAussie And The Fox, & The Baker's Table. So now I'm on to Stop #6, Rachel's. (You can also check out Stop #7 which was Cafe One Eight). 

Confession. My first ever trip to Rachel's Cafe & Creperie was last weekend. I'm a little ashamed to admit that it's been open for 8 years (and it's awesome), it's a staple of Lancaster City & and I've only just been there recently. Please don't judge me. Believe me, I've tried, but all plans to get to Rachel's over the years have been thwarted. I won't let another 8 years go by without frequenting Rachel's again. Especially now that they are in their new location. They recently moved to where the House of Clarendon used to be and the place looks awesome. 

What We Ate: Fresh Berry Cheesecake Crepe, Steve Murray Special Crepe, Hash Browns, Coffee, & Parisian Sunset Smoothie.

What Brought Me Joy: This place is just plain cool. The chandeliers, the coffee bar, the signature glasses. Lots of cool touches. 

I can't wait to go back with warm weather and eat outside.

Very friendly & attentive service. My coffee mug was never empty, let alone half-empty.

They have the perfect balance of sweet & savory options. There is something here for everyone, depending on your breakfast preferences.

This is the Fresh Berry Cheesecake Crepe.  Amazing.  I ate every bite.
What You Should Order: Any of their crepes. Obviously. I would highly recommend one of the many options they have with fruit & cream, but if you are more of a breakfast sandwich person, then just get one of their egg crepe options. There are many of those as well. But be sure to get a side of their delicious crispy hashbrowns. Yum Yum Yum. There will be no regrets on that order. 

Hashbrown Deliciousness!

They have awesome specials!

Follow Them On Facebook Here. Or on Instagram Here.

Obligatory Pic Of My Son: 

Excited to watch mommy & daddy eat crepes! :-)

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What do you think? Comments? Suggestions? I would love to know that you visited my blog. Please leave me a message letting me know you were here! Did you try out a recipe? Or did you visit one of my breakfast tour spots? Let me know! I would love to hear from you :-)

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