Well fast forward one year later, and I was back in Geneva...on President's Day. We arrived at the restaurant and we couldn't believe how crowded it was on a Monday. It was a 45 minute wait for a table. I was shocked. How do all these people have off of work on President's Day? Where I'm from, no one but a bank employee would have the day off!
Well, because the wait was so long, Ashely and I decided to go check out the stores I missed the first time I was in Geneva. And guess what? They were all CLOSED! I couldn't believe it! This was the second time I've been to Geneva and couldn't go shopping. Whoever heard of a store closed on President's Day? Had these businesses never heard of "President's Day Sales?" I was beginning to think I was in the land of Oz, because this certainly was not the norm in the state of Wisconsin.
Although the weather was warmer in Illinois than it was in Wisconsin, it was rainy and I didn't have a coat, so I was quite chilled walking down main street. I was so disappointed the stores were closed. I really wanted to get a cupcake at the cute cupcake store I spotted last year! Oh well, it was probably better for my waist line that it was closed.
Alethea patiently waited in her carrier with daddy back at the restaurant. She was in a good mood despite the crowd and long wait.
The restaurant's decor is just stunning! I'd like to redecorate my house to look like this restaurant. I love the modern, fresh, farmhouse style.
This restaurant is famous for the amazing coffee drinks, pancakes, and well, everything breakfast related! Everything looked so good, I didn't know what to order. I wanted to taste everything! I looked on the menu for a sampler platter, but there was none. There were 'add-ons'..but it would have been too costly to add-on everything I wanted to taste! I finally decided to order something I would never make for myself at home and promised to return every time I came to Illinois to try something new on the menu.
I ordered "Strawberries and Cream" crepes...and I'm so glad I did! My, oh my were they delicious!
I made the right decision. I could never make these crepes at home!
My coffee drink was so good I forgot to take a picture before I had a sip. It felt so nice to have a hot beverage after a brisk, cold walk in the rain. This is the "Toasted Almond Latte".
Ashley and Jason both ordered omelettes with a side order of crispy potatoes and gluten-free pancakes. They let me taste their omelettes and potatoes and they were so, so good! They also said the gluten-free pancakes were so good they worried they weren't gluten-free! haha!
Look at all this food! It was definitely a breakfast fit for a president!
I think next time, I will order an omelette too! Then I can do the $2.50 add on and try these pancakes!
Well the restaurant was crowded, the weather sucked, the stores were closed, but the food and company was wonderful! Not much to complain about after all! I got the most important thing that day: good food and time with my loved ones. And, now I have another excuse to go back to Geneva! haha!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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