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Honey-Jam Cafe Downers Grove Illinois

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Good Morning Gators!

Thanks to Dennis and Trinity Foster for the Recommendation!

I arrived a couple of minutes before opening or so I thought. Yelp said 7 but the door said 6:30. Anyway I took my outside shot and went in.

Honey-Jam Cafe Exterior
Honey-Jam Cafe
Exterior
Honey-Jam Cafe Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe
Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe
Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe
Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe
Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe
Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe Interior
Honey-Jam Cafe
Interior

I was seated right away and promptly forgotten about. I sat there for 8 minutes. Finally a server realised that I had not been waited on. Coffee was ordered and delivered. Carafe on the table.   10   Coffee Eh  6   They DID have Splenda though.  I put in an order for one of those giant baked Cinnamon Apple Pancakes right away since they take almost 1/2 an hour.

The interior of the place is like a really dark Swiss Chalet with pictures of Chickens.   7   The place has Carpet   2   The music is contemporary pop.   7   I like the fireplace. The lighting is awful for photos.

The menu is pretty big but average. I didn’t find anything that really jumped out at me.

OK lets get going

Greek Frittata……………………………… Three egg open faced omelette with ham, asparagus, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms. Topped with basil pesto and Jack cheese.

Honey-Jam Cafe Greek Frittata
Honey-Jam Cafe
Greek Frittata
Honey-Jam Cafe Greek Frittata
Honey-Jam Cafe
Greek Frittata

The meal came with Grits. They were tasteless.  Grits, Water, Salt.     The Frittata was decent.    7    

I upgraded the standard pancakes to Blueberry Crunch Pancakes although that’s NOT what I got. They had Apples in them. They were raw and gooey in the middle. The part that was cooked was OK   4

Honey-Jam Cafe Pancakes with Apples NOT Blueberries
Honey-Jam Cafe
Pancakes with Apples NOT Blueberries
Honey-Jam Cafe Pancakes with Apples not Blueberries
Honey-Jam Cafe
Pancakes with Apples not Blueberries

  

Apple Cinnamon Pancake………….  Freshly sliced Granny Smith apples with caramelized cinnamon-sugar.

It was here already. Hot Sweet Cinnamony Appley. Scrumptious.   8   I tried it with and without syrup. I liked it with butter and without the syrup.  If you go here get one of these.

Honey-Jam Cafe Cinnamon Apple Pancake
Honey-Jam Cafe
Cinnamon Apple Pancake

Ham and Swiss Benedict………….. Toasted croissant, ham, mushrooms and swiss cheese topped with two poached eggs and housemade hollandaise sauce.

Honey-Jam Cafe Ham & Swiss Benedict
Honey-Jam Cafe
Ham & Swiss Benedict
Honey-Jam Cafe Ham & Swiss Benedict
Honey-Jam Cafe
Ham & Swiss Benedict

One egg was poached hard One was just a bit overcooked   4   The Hollandaise tasted like chicken gravy with lemon. It was Thick and gooey.   4   The filling was OK Shaved Ham shaved Mushrooms Swiss Cheese. A bit salty. The Hashbrowns were overcooked and dry. An overall   6   The Hollandaise killed this dish.

Well Gators That’s it. Not the best visit. Certainly not the worst. As most of my regulars know, I don’t post negative reviews. This one just squeaked by. The food was a mixed bag and the service was sub par. The Cinnamon Apple Pancake was the saving grace.

I’m off to my next adventure!