AKA - The place I would like to eat breakfast every day.
A couple of weekends ago, Cecilia's Grampy and Grammy were visiting and more than willing to babysit while Adam and I went to a baby-free breakfast (well, loud toddler free breakfast. the belly baby came along). We had gone as a family to Uncasville and discovered this street with 3 breakfast restaurants before, and had tried one, but wanted to still try the other two. Up until now, we have not found a decent, reliable breakfast place. Having worked here, I value breakfast a great deal. It is a cheap easy meal if you know what your doing, and really easy to mess up, as is evident by most restaurants in SE CT. But not Herb's. Herb's knows what they are doing and delivers a delicious, drool worthy meal.
The restaurant itself is small and homey, with a counter and a seating area with about 20 tables. Along with their regular menu (which has most breakfast staples) they have a specials board where you can find new delicious items to try. There is also a small souvenir type shop inside, and a country farm stand type store next door. As soon as I saw their sign (pictured above) I was in love.
My husband and I went in and were pleasantly greeted, seated, and given menus. We both had a coffee while we looked over the many options and decided. He ordered a chili omelet special, and I had a "man plate" - 2 eggs, toast, bacon, potatoes and pancakes. This baby makes me hungry! The waitstaff was helpful and considerate, and we were offered several coffee refills and checked on without feeling hovered over.
Everything on my plate was cooked perfectly (even my over-hard eggs, which a lot of people mess up!) and the potatoes were actually seasoned and cooked well, something else a lot of people in this area seem to have a problem with. Adam's omelet had jalapeno cheese and chili, and he described it as appropriately hot. We seriously ate everything on our plates - you would think we hadn't eaten for weeks if you saw us. We will be going back, ASAP.
When we finished eating we went next door to the country store, which was somewhat barren, but isn't most of CT right now with this oppressive heat? They had some of the biggest sunflowers I had ever seen, as well as an assortment of local fruits and veggies, dried soup and canned goods, and old fashioned/hard to find candies. I picked up a few plums and a large onion, and both were delicious. Inside, we met Herb the owner, and he was very friendly and talkative.
Seriously, if you want a good breakfast and are anywhere near Uncasville, check this place out. It is an easy find off the highway - 395 - and I am sure you will have a delicious breakfast served with a smile. You can find out more information on Herb's here.