I usually start my day by waking up around 8 a.m. reminding myself that it is necessary to be productive and I will make it throughout the day. My routine begins as usual, except something is missing: food. If there is anything that can truly wake me up, it would be a five-star breakfast buffet but Edinboro does not have a buffet restaurant, so I settled for Flip Café.
The menu offers an endless amount of options to choose from. There are 10 different types of omelets and five styles of French toast. It is almost overwhelming, but it also allows your stomach to decide what to eat.
The dark red and soft yellow of the walls make the area feel warm and welcoming however, the staff may want to be careful with what they say when their costumers walk in. As my classmates Kayla and Ariel were walking in, they both heard the waitresses complaining about seating our group. It sounded as if they would have rathered us eat elsewhere. Not the most welcoming way to treat your costumers.
Slow service is never an enjoyable experience, but in the company of friends, time almost seems to speed up. Macala, Ariel, Kayla, and I got to know each other a lot better. We covered the typical girl topics, gossip, boys, parties and crazy stories.
An easy way to keep me pleasant throughout the day is a helping of scrambled eggs, golden brown-crisped to perfection home fries, and bacon or sausage. The SMASH seemed to be the one menu item to include all of the above. Scrambled eggs filled with bacon, ham, and sausage with home fries and your choice of bread was an excellent decision.
I even had the pleasure of trying the famous cinnamon flips. Every time I took a bite, I swear my stomach smiled. The sweet soft dough melts in your mouth as the cinnamon moves to touch every taste bud, recreating the sensation over and over again. Two flips were certainly not enough. They were gone in an instant, probably because I wasn’t thinking about savoring the taste. There was no way of slowing down my hands from putting more in my mouth.
Such a perfect meal to enjoy in the company of friends. Good food, plus good people equals a good time.
Quick Bites: Flip Café
What to know: 103 Meadville St. in Edinboro. 734-3400. www.flip-café.com
Price Range: Soup: $4; Breakfast: $2.25-8.90; Breakfast Specialties: $7.95-10;
Sides $1.25-3.00; Lunch: $2.00-10.95; Kids Menu: $5.00
Hours: Daily, 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Reservations: Appreciated for Parties of 10 or more
Credit Cards: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Child-friendly: Yes. Child menu. Light atmosphere.
Gluten-free options: Gluten-free Buckwheat French Toast $7.25
Also notable: Breakfast is served all day. Lunch begins being served at 11 a.m. Gluten-free and vegetarian options.
What’s so special?
The intimate Flip Cafe, which seats 58, offers breakfast and lunch. The cafe is also home to a bakery filled with cupcakes, pies, cookies and more.