I confess I had never heard of Britt’s Cafe in Lakeland until my wife mentioned it. I’m glad she did. But Brit’s has been in business since 1997 so it seems about time we visited.
It’s not a large restaurant but very cozy and spotless; they also have a few outdoor tables. We were able to grab a table by the window – one advantage to the smaller space is that there is plenty of natural light inside.
Our server was very friendly; she did get a little distracted by private conversation a couple of times, but we were in no hurry so that didn’t distract from an otherwise excellent experience. The lunch menu has burgers, sandwiches, and wraps, along with a variety of soups and salads (they also have a fish fry on Fridays!). There is also a comprehensive breakfast menu and a late breakfast is exactly why we were there.
I ordered The Hollingsworth, a massive breakfast of bacon and sausage, 2 eggs, and choices between pancakes or French toast, home fries or grits, and toast or biscuit (I chose French toast, home fries, and a biscuit). The sausage came in 2 forms, ham and sausage patties; I wasn’t expecting both so that was a nice surprise. My wife ordered a full stack of buttermilk pancakes (there is also a short stack option) with blueberries and walnuts, and a side of bacon. Two orange juices to drink.
What a delicious breakfast! My eggs were perfectly scrambled and everything else was cooked just right. The bacon was crisp but not overdone. The biscuit was fluffy. The pancakes were a good size and had a generous amount of blueberries and walnuts. And the restaurant, at least while we were there, was quiet enough that we could easily carry on a conversation while we ate.
As always, our main criteria for a good restaurant is whether or not we want to go back. And we are already looking forward to returning to Britt’s Cafe, maybe for lunch next time. With tip, our total came to just about $31, a good value for both the quality and quantity of food we received. Consider Britt’s Cafe next time you are going out for breakfast or lunch; they are in the Oakbridge Square shopping center on Harden Boulevard on the north side of the Polk Parkway. Please be aware they are currently cash only, no credit cards.
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