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Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake Illinois

Good Morning Breakfast Gators!

This is my second trip to Tony’s.

I had just got done eating and was packing up to leave after trip one and the owner John came over and struck up a conversation with me. He told me that he bought the restaurant from Tony and was going to revamp the menu in the next couple of weeks. Crap. Oh well I figured that there was little use to write my review until I make a return trip. John told me that he would email me when the change was made.

Several months later the email arrived so trip 2 is on!

When I pulled up at 6:20 the sign was lit, then right before they opened it went off for some reason.

It’s a stand alone location just off of Randall Road.

Tony's Cafe Crystal Lake Exterior
Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake
Exterior

Just inside the door is a small waiting area with a Library. Cute  10 

Tony's Cafe Waiting Area Library
Tony’s Cafe
Waiting Area Library

It’s a large restaurant. You could fit Trinket AND Fat Hen inside. (Reviews Here)

Tony's Cafe Crystal Lake
Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake Interior
Tony's Cafe Crystal Lake Interior
Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake
Interior

Carpet. You know how I feel about Carpet…  

Music.  Contemporary Coffeehouse… 

OK Down to bidniss.  Coffee.   7   No Splenda. I was surprised.

First up

Stuffed Potato Pancake

Tony's Cafe Crystal Lake Stuffed Potato Pancake
Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake
Stuffed Potato Pancake

Unfortunately Tony’s doesn’t have an online menu so I don’t have something to cut and paste like I normally do.

Egg could have been cooked longer. As usual most places do not know how to cook a sunny egg. Sunny eggs should have 2 colors. White and Yellow. They should not be clear.   5   Gravy is good. slightly spicy not floury not overly salty could use a bit more sausage.  7/8  Bacon  8   On top of the Potato Pancake is your run of the mill thin burger style sausage patty.  7  Speaking of Potato Pancake, They are Deep fried Discs of Deliciousness  8   This is a good dish. It’s something that I’ve not had before. an overall  8

Next up a Pasta Frittata.

This had a fancy name but I forgot what it is.

Tony's Cafe Crystal Lake Pasta Frittata
Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake
Pasta Frittata

They don’t serve many of these. I ordered it because I almost always order stuff that I don’t see on everybody else’s menu. As most of you know I usually don’t review stuff that I don’t care for. I feel the need to mention this though. Courage to serve it.  9    Really Bland  5  

Tony's Cafe Crystal Lake Frittata Interior
Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake
Frittata Interior

 

And Finally Crepes with Fruit and an Ice Cream Side Car

Tony's Cafe Crystal Lake Fruit Crepes
Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake
Fruit Crepes
Tony's Cafe Crystal Lake Fruit Crepes
Tony’s Cafe Crystal Lake
Fruit Crepes
Tony's Crystal Lake Fruit Crepes
Tony’s Crystal Lake
Fruit Crepes

Crepe is Good Crispy Eggy  8  The Strawberries were like the kind in Strawberry Pie Filling. You know, the ones covered in red Strawberry flavored Goo  6  Real whipped cream, Pecans, and the Vanilla Ice Cream Side Car. An overall  8

That wraps up Tony’s. A good second visit.

 

OK Breakfast Gators I’m of to my next Adventure!

 

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