Last weekend I decided to tackle the last breakfast on my list, Susie’s Country Oaks Cafe. Susie’s is located on Cirby at Melody (between Vernon & Riverside). They have another location in Granite Bay. I don’t know much about this place other than it looks like it’s been there forever. When I walked in just before 9AM the restaurant was pretty busy. The dining room appears medium sized at first, but later when I paid I could see that there was another room or two further back which were also busy with customers.
I was greeted right away and pointed to a booth in a smaller section off to the side. The person that sat me handed me a menu and asked for my drink order. I had a steaming cup of coffee about a minute later. The place feels well used. It’s clean, but the booth felt old and hollow (and my bench started sliding out from under me when I went to readjust once). There is a quite low counter facing the kitchen that I didn’t even notice until I was near the exit and could see it lengthwise. Despite the place being close to full most of the staff didn’t look to be that busy.
My coffee was a touch on the weaker side, but certainly drinkable. I had a few minutes to go over the menu, which I had already explored online, before my server came by to introduce herself and see if I was ready to order. I went with the Belgian waffle and asked for a side of bacon and eggs. She pointed out the waffle sandwich which is exactly that – a waffle, two eggs and two bacon. A little less than 10 minutes later it was sitting in front of me. She gave my coffee a refill and left me to my food. The first thing I noticed about it was that the waffle was much thinner than any waffle I’ve had before and had smaller squares to it. It had a little sprinkle of powdered sugar over it and a normal sized scoop of soft butter. The eggs looked to be well cooked as over medium and the bacon was crispy (I didn’t request anything specific, so I assume this is normal for them).
Cutting the waffle apart was difficult. The consistency was rubbery. I thought I was going to be too tired to eat by the time I was cutting the last piece up. The eggs were decent, well cooked with a slightly runny center. The bacon actually had a lot of flavor for being as crisp as it was. The waffle was, OK. It took me a moment to try and put my finger on what it reminded me of. I decided they tasted very similar to Eggo’s buttermilk waffles. The syrup was also similar to Mrs Butterworth, smooth and mild.
I found everything about this visit to be just so/so. Not bad and not that good either. The service was satisfactory. It reminded me of Waffle Square, not very memorable. This is a short post, but I just can’t think of anything more to say about it; I suppose that confirms my last statement.