#99: Four Sisters Cafe

Four Sisters Cafe opened up just under a month ago at Fairway and Stanford Ranch.  When I skimmed through their grand opening photos on Facebook I realized that these were the same sisters that (previously) worked at my favorite breakfast place, Waffle Barn.  On one hand this made me hopeful that Four Sisters Cafe would be another good breakfast spot.  On the other, I wonder if Waffle Barn has been negatively affected by them leaving.  Just another reason to go eat a delicious waffle.

Anyway, I showed up right at about 8am this morning.  The cafe was about half full and I was waiting on two more so I took a seat on a bench in the lobby/entry area.  Just a few minutes later my parents had arrived and we were immediately seated with a choice of a table or booth.  From what I could see it was mostly booth seating with some tables along the outer edges with bench seating against the wall. In addition to this there is also a small counter area at the back with room for about half a dozen or so people.

We chose one of the high-backed booths.  Right away someone came by and took our drink orders.  The service style already felt a little like Waffle Barn.  Lots of helpers running around taking care of drinks and clearing plates as soon as people finish.  The coffee and water at our table never went too far past the half way point before being refilled.  It’s all pretty efficient.  Not long after the drinks showed up our server came by to see if we had any questions and then left us to continue looking over the menu.  I was torn between three things.  I wanted to see if their waffle had anything on Waffle Barn, the California Benedict sounded pretty good overall and then there were the “Mancakes,” which are pancakes loaded with bacon and sausage.  I wrestled with these three for several minutes before finally deciding on the Benedict.  This California version is the typical English muffin halves with medium poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce, but in addition it comes with bacon, tomato and avocado in there as well.  Sounded too good to pass up.

While we waited for our food I noticed that it had become much busier than when I arrived.  They were pretty much filled up and a little later there were people waiting at the front for tables to open up.  The time our food took felt a little on the long end.  Looking back at my photo times it wasn’t more than 20 minutes though.

My parents ordered the Portuguese Sausage (8 slices of spicy Portuguese sausage and 2 large AA eggs) and Feta Omelet (3 egg omelet with bacon, feta cheese, spinach, tomatoes and onions).  Each looked pretty good and my parents seemed pretty happy with them.  Mine came with a choice of potatoes, fruit, cottage cheese, and possibly something else that is slipping my mind right now.  I’m usually not too crazy about country-style potatoes but when they’re good they’re usually really good, so I gave them a shot.  These were excellent.  They were soft and flavorful and had just a tiny bit of crunch on the edges.  My California Benedict looked amazing.  a ton of hollandaise sauce had been poured over the two big mounds that were stacked up with the eggs and a good amount of bacon, but mostly avocado.  They didn’t skimp out on that at all.  It seemed that every bite had a bunch in it.  The eggs were perfect, the bacon crispy, and the hollandaise sauce was creamy and delicious with just a hint of lemon to it.

This breakfast was a home run on just about all accounts.  I’ve been thinking, since I left Four Sisters this morning, that it might well have been one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had.  No kidding.  I am pretty excited to go back and check out that waffle and the mancakes.  These four women have taken a lot of great things that Waffle Barn was doing right and put their own twist on it, and I think they’ve done a fantastic job.  If their waffle is as good as Waffle Barn’s is, I can safely say I will have a new favorite breakfast spot, even if I don’t get out for breakfast more than a handful of times a year 😉


Ended up returning for the mancakes on Christmas Eve.  They were a lot better than I expected.  Absolutely loaded with great tasting sausage and bacon, and the pancakes tasted a lot like the waffles I love so much at Waffle Barn.  I got to taste Four Sister’s waffle on this visit as well and it was excellent.  This one had a distinct cinnimon flavor to it on top of the already good batter.  It’s official, this is my new breakfast spot.



6 thoughts on “#99: Four Sisters Cafe

  1. Sean, great review on Four Sisters Cafe. The photos are excellent as well. I agree – the food here is top notch and this place is my new favorite breakfast AND lunch place. You have to try the french dip sandwich! It’s outstanding.

  2. That was an exciting review and it sounds like I’ll have to try this place some time. So, there were four sisters working at Waffle Barn who left to start this place? How did you know about the four sisters beforehand?

  3. I’ll have to ask you more about this some time. I don’t know why it seems to strange to me. Four sisters. Waffles. I don’t know.

  4. Four Sisters used to be great. Now it feels like they run on hype. The service is rushed and they make it obvious they want you to eat and leave quickly. Bill is dropped off with food. Two cups of coffee if you’re lucky; forget a third. The bacon used to be thick and luscious. This weekend it was thin and tasted like packaged grocery store bacon. The omelette was skimpy on fillings and the potatoes were barely warm. This place isn’t worth the wait any more.

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