On a frigid day in early January, my son and I drove to The New Williams Family Restaurant in Easton for a late morning breakfast. As the host seated us, I noticed that the décor has been updated since my last visit, a few years ago. The walls and woodwork sported tasteful paneling, there were new booths, tables, and carpeting. Even saw a few flat screen televisions scattered about. Overall, a warm, inviting feel.
We asked for a booth and were led to the front window overlooking William Penn Highway. Our waitress was young (isn’t everyone these days?), prompt, and friendly. She stepped away to get our coffee and my son and I skimmed through the extensive breakfast menu. By the time she returned with our coffee and glasses of water, we’d settled on our standard fare – scrambled eggs and homefries.
Outside, winter gray clouds hung overhead but inside the dining room was warm and comfortable. While we waited for our meals my son and I chatted, catching up with the events in each others life. All around us came the gentle hum of others doing the same. The manager and staff moved easily around large restaurant, greeting customers like old friends. It seemed evident that The New Williams Family Restaurant has a very loyal and regular clientele. We may soon be among their numbers.
In no time, the waitress brought out our food on warmed plates. Our eggs were nicely scrambled and the potatoes browned, as we asked. Although his bacon wasn’t quite as crisp as he normally likes, he said it was still tasty. We both especially like the toast made from grainy whole wheat bread. It was fresh, hot, and flavorful. I ordered mine dry then skimmed it lightly with strawberry jam. Delicious! Although there was no carafe, throughout our meal the engaging waitress kept our coffee cups filled.
Our meal came to just over $13 (not including tip) for two coffees, and two platters that included eggs, homefries, and toast, and one order of bacon for my son. A pleasant breakfast in a pleasant spot.
The Williams Family Restaurant is located at 3630 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045-5119. (610) 253-8281. They are open daily from 5am-10pm. Stop in for breakfast – soon! You’ll be glad you did.