Sweet Berry Cafe South Elgin Illinois

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Good Morning Breakfast Fans!

It’s about 6:25 and I’m waiting for the opening bell. I grab camera 1, my bag, and head out.

Sweet Berry Cafe Exterior
Sweet Berry Cafe
Exterior
Sweet Berry Cafe South Elgin Exterior
Sweet Berry Cafe South Elgin
Exterior

I saw them unlock the door so I headed in.

Sweet Berry Cafe Waiting Area
Sweet Berry Cafe
Waiting Area
Sweet Berry Cafe Interior
Sweet Berry Cafe
Interior Note the Large Fruit Photo
Sweet Berry Cafe Interior
Sweet Berry Cafe
Interior with more Fruit Photos
Sweet Berry Cafe Interior
Sweet Berry Cafe
Interior

I wandered in. The Hostess was busy doing something and told me to sit anywhere. I sat in a booth by the window of course. The table was really high. Chest high to be exact. My Very Friendly Server Jonathan came over. Coffee? YES! Yes there is Splenda. He came right back with Coffee and a Carafe.  Coffee  7.  Carafe  10. They tout that they have Kona Coffee. Little do they know that they are dealing with Geno Beano. Kona Coffee is a Varietal Coffee from the Kona region of Hawaii and it’s WAY too expensive to serve in a restaurant as their regular Coffee. what they are serving is a Kona blend. Kona Coffee is actually pretty bland anyway. It has a great aroma but it has very little body. It really is not a great Coffee to serve for breakfast. I personally would much rather see a blend that leans more on the Sumatra or Kenya side. End of Coffee Rant…

Decor is Plain. Fairly Modern. Pictures of Fruit and Vegetables.  7.  NO Carpet 10.  Music is upbeat Coffeehouse music. Train, Dave Matthews etc.  8.

After some discussion with Jonathan I’m ready for round one. In spite of the fact that I have a carafe of Coffee on the table Jonathan kept my Coffee mug full. NICE!

Pork Belly Skillet.

Beer Roasted Pork Belly, Onions, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Jack Cheese, Potatoes, Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, Two Eggs

Pork Belly Skillet Aerial View Complete with Orange Slice
Pork Belly Skillet
Aerial View
Complete with Orange Slice
Sweet Berry Cafe Pork Belly Skillet Closeup
Sweet Berry Cafe
Pork Belly Skillet Closeup

Eggs are cooked well  8.  Pork Belly is Delish Good seasoning Tender Porky  8.  Potatoes are OK potatoey  7. Cheesy  I would actually be OK without the Cheese. Did I really say that?!  And lets not forget the Orange slice. WOOHOO! OK Kids do you want to say it with me? “1965 called and they want their garnish back”  Overall a Delicious Dish. a reorderable item  8.

Sweet Berry Pancakes

Sweet Berry Cafe Sweet Berry Pancakes
Sweet Berry Cafe
Sweet Berry Pancakes

Pancakes alone. Decent. quite possibly not a mix. light fluffy a touch of salt  7.  Premium Fruit Big fat Raspberries and Blueberries. Nice Strawberries.  8.  Creme Anglaise was good  7.

Entree 2 Seafood Benedict

Blue Crab and Tiger Shrimp Cakes topped with two poached eggs and drizzled with carrot chipotle hollandaise sauce.

Sweet Berry Cafe Crab Cake Benedict Aerial View Double Orange Slices!
Sweet Berry Cafe
Crab Cake Benedict
Aerial View
Double Orange Slices!
Sweet Berry Cafe Crab Cake Benedict Closeup
Sweet Berry Cafe
Crab Cake Benedict
Close Up

Eggs a near perfect  9.  Crab Cakes. Crabby but too much filler  6. Carrot Chipotle Hollandaise. Interesting. Spicy. I have to say that I haven’t had anything like it before.  8.  Fruit cup.  Fresh Pineapple Melon Grapes  7.  I wasn’t crazy about this dish but I give them props for trying something different.  I’m not going to rate it.

This was not my first visit to Sweet Berry. They are right in my Hood, on my way to work, and right next door to where I get my hair cut. It’s a good thing the place it’s decent. Sweet Berry goes into the Breakfast Gator category of good reliable consistent places.  Thanks Jonathan. Great Service  10.

OK so that’s it. I’m off to my next adventure.BreakfastGator_Color_Logo_1R

 

 

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