Since tomorrow is Saturday — which is way too often known as sleep-in-and-be-so-lazy-that-you-go-out-to-breakfast day in our house — let’s talk about breakfast. Where is your favorite spot to get breakfast? And what do you get when you go there? Tell me in the comments.
I’ve got breakfast on the brain because Fresno has two new breakfast places that I’m writing about in next week’s column. You’ll see more in Wednesday’s paper, but here’s a quick rundown.
Lots of people were devastated when the Train Depot restaurant burned down to a pile of rubble in April, but the popular breakfast and lunch spot reopened earlier this week. Now the restaurant is at 3045 E Ashlan Ave. near First Street (a few doors down from the yummy Alla’s Armenian). The owner has brought back the train-inspired decor, complete with a toy train chugging around the top of the room past paintings of Fresno. They’ve recreated the ticket booth too. It’s open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. More details on the restaurant’s Facebook page here.
Remember where the Batter Up Pancakes used to be on Figarden Drive? A new breakfast place has opened in the same spot (if you remember, that location closed, but Batter Up’s Cedar and Nees location is doing swimmingly, I hear). The Waffle Shop at 4025 W Figarden Dr. is owned by the same guy who owns the Waffle Shop on Blackstone Avenue near Gettysburg. It’s one of the 13 owned by the Sacramento owner.
As you can guess, it specializes in waffles: classic waffles, strawberry almond waffles, bacon waffles with bacon inside and on top, even gourmet waffles with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. There’s other breakfast and lunch dishes, including sandwiches, burgers and chicken-fried steak. It’s open 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
So where will you be eating breakfast this weekend?