“You’ve not had breakfast out,” a reader wrote last November, “until you’ve had it at Morgan’s.” With glowing praise, she used words such as charming, perfect atmosphere, and relaxed. A peek at Morgan’s website marked it as the ideal place to visit over the Christmas holidays; life had other plans. Then, on Valentine’s Day, my husband and I decided to celebrate the day with a leisurely drive across the valley to finally eat breakfast at Morgan’s. When we arrived, the restaurant was packed but in such a pleasant atmosphere we didn’t mind waiting. Within 20 minutes, we were shown to our table next to one of the beautiful stone walls.
The breakfast menu at Morgan’s extends beyond the ordinary with dishes like German Apple Pancakes and Four Cheese Frittatas. Valentine’s specials included a cheese and mushroom omelet, a chocolate Belgian Waffle and stuffed French toast with blackberries. Difficult to choose, especially when chocolate is involved, but I went with the French toast. M. ordered eggs and crab hash. As we sipped from our large coffee mugs, we were embraced by the easy charm and grace of the restaurant. The red cloth-covered tables were surrounded with family groups and couples, young and old talking quietly…enjoying their meals.
Within a short time, our smiling young waitress delivered our order. M.’s poached eggs were cooked harder than he likes, but the rest of our meal was superb. The plate of crab hash, a unique blend of crab meat, onion, and potatoes, was filled with flavor. My French toast was stuffed with sweetened cream cheese topped with fresh blackberries and a light and lovely lemon sauce. A sensational blend of flavors! The delicious meal, graceful atmosphere, and attentive service made for a special Valentine’s Day breakfast. Thank you, Morgan’s. And thanks also to Diane, for the recommendation!
Our total bill came to just over $20 (plus tip) for two eggs, cottage fries, toast, a plate of crab hash, stuffed French toast, and two mugs of coffee with ample refills.
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Morgan’s Restaurant is located at 3079 Willow St., Allentown, just off Cedar Crest Rd., 2.8 miles north of Highway 22. Breakfast is from 7 am to 11 am; lunch & dinner from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Saturday only. 610-769-4100.