European Cafe, Manitou Springs

We were looking for someplace different to go for breakfast recently. Of course we love Smiley’s and Maggie Mae’s but just wanted a change of pace. Also, Smiley’s is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

So we wandered up to Manitou to see what we could find.

I had been to the European Cafe last summer and had a latte that was really good. Plus there was a parking spot right in front, so we went in.

First Mike had some coffee and I ordered a latte again.

Cafe latte at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

Cafe latte at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

They have a decent sized menu with the usual egg dishes on it. The only thing I found to be a problem was that just about every egg dish came with FOUR eggs. That’s excessive. I suppose you could ask for fewer eggs. Anyhow, I ordered the potato pancake with one egg. It was really really good! Not greasy, or soggy, or overly oniony like they can sometimes be. The veggies were really good and even the melon and banana garnish were fresh and tasty.

Potato pancake with veggies and eggs at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

Potato pancake with veggies and eggs at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

Mike had a scramble with the four eggs and a bunch of veggies. It was also good but not nearly as delicious as my potato pancake. They also serve real butter, which of course you’d expect at a place called The European Cafe. But I’ve expected real butter at lots of places that should have it and don’t so it’s worth mentioning.

Some kind of scramble at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

Some kind of scramble at The European Cafe, Manitou Springs, CO

So, we will for sure go there again when we’re wanting breakfast in Manitou. You should check it out when you’re in the area, too. Tell us what you think!

Utah Road Trip

We drove my Jeep here on Tuesday and Wednesday. I didn’t take many pictures but of course I took some of the food…:)

This is at Mom’s Cafe in Salina. It’s famous! It’s pretty good. DM had chicken fried steak.

I had regular old fried chicken which was DELISH! MMMMM.

The corn was just canned corn, nothing to speak of. The mashed potatoes were really good but I could have lived without the gravy.  Also, they don’t use real butter, which is one of my restaurant peeves. My other peeve is places that don’t use real half and half for coffee. Nondairy creamer is the flu. You’ll see me complain about these things a lot.

They also had good pie.