Monday, November 16, 2009

First Watch

I've eaten at First Watch a number of times, and it's always good--and always busy. I guess the fact that it's busy is a fitting testament to the good food there. I'd eaten at the Longwood location previously and always had a good experience. But this weekend my friend and I decided late on Monday morning to head off and get something to eat. So we headed to the Altamonte Springs First Watch, anxious to see if it was as good as the other location. We were not disappointed.

We were greeted promptly and saw a bit of a crowd waiting, but were told it would be a 10-15 minute wait. True to their word, it was not that long. Our server was friendly, competent, and reliable. We'd perused the menu while waiting and so ordered promptly. Equally promptly, the food came out!

My friend had a "normal" breakfast--eggs over easy (perfectly cooked), potatoes, sausage links, and an English Muffin. He topped that off with a pancake. All the food was good.

I had the Killer Cajun omelette--an omelette stuffed with tender pieces of spicy cajun chicken breast, mushrooms, onions, and monterey jack cheese. It was served with a side of Santa Fe Dressing--and had a nice kick to it, too. The omelette was very, very good, the dressing a nice compliment to it. If I had any complaint, I'd say the breakfast potatoes were a bit dry, they could have used a bit of moisture or maybe some bacon or something to liven them up. They were not bad, but just OK. Likewise the English Muffin--though good enough, it was more rubbery than crispy, probably having been held for longer than it should have, or made ahead. 

Nonetheless, we had a very good breakfast here and would certainly go back. The have a very nice an innovative menu with interesting combinations of flavors. I've never had a bad meal here. The streak continues! Total bill which included a coffee and iced tea was about $22, not bad.   
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1 comment:

  1. Quick: First Watch or Peach Valley Cafe?