Shut the Door (Ice Cream & More) may not be the place most people think of for breakfast. But this morning, as M. and I were driving west across the Valley, we saw they had an OPEN sign in the front window. We hadn’t yet eaten and wondered if they might serve something other than their truly fabulous ice cream. Perhaps breakfast? We turned around and drove back into the parking lot.
We walked into the dining room, passing their glass ice cream case, and settled into a booth next to the front window. A friendly young waitress greeted us with menus then quickly brought our requested two cups of coffee and tall glasses of iced water.
Shut the Door’s breakfast menu features a nice variety of omelets, pancakes, and French Toast, along with a large selection of other assorted breakfast fare. I almost expected there might be an offering of an ice cream topped waffle on the breakfast menu but didn’t see it. A table sign did offer “funnel cake fries.” Almost took them up on that but I’ve been watching my carbs. In no time at all we’d placed our simple order for eggs and bacon.
While waiting for our meals (a short wait; they came fast), M. skimmed through the morning paper while I played with my camera. Lots to capture in the charming décor. One corner displayed two surf boards and a brilliant oil painting of a couple at the shore. There’s also a Betty Boop statue, a hanging parrot, and wall-mounted juke boxes. A huge chalkboard shows lunch and dinner specials. Some appetizing looking offerings were posted there! Overall the atmosphere was friendly, cheerful, and appealing.
As mentioned, our food came quickly. Our eggs and bacon were well-prepared and hot from the kitchen. Our wheat toast arrived hot and fresh, and our charming waitress kept our coffee cups filled. A delightfully delicious meal!
Our total bill including tax came to a few cents over $10 for an order of two scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, and coffee, and an order of two poached eggs, bacon, homefries, toast, and coffee. Quite reasonable!
Shut the Door Ice Cream & More is located at 2693 Community Drive, just off Hwy. 946 and north of Bath, PA 18014. 610-837-2341.
NOTE: Breakfast is only served on Sundays. It’s well worth a visit for a Sunday breakfast, or anytime!