Saturday is a good day for eating breakfast out.  This morning’s gray mist made an outing even more appealing.  As I drove north from Bath on Route 512, I recalled my last visit to the .  It was a few days before Christmas and my son was just home from college.  We were looking for someplace with an urban edge, tasty food, and strong coffee.  I came across some rave reviews of a relatively new restaurant, new at least to me, the .  “Sure,” my son said after I’d read a few lines. “Let’s try it.”  We weren’t disappointed.

Today I was greeted by a pleasant young man who said to choose my own seat.  “What ever is comfortable for you,” he said with a smile.  I chose a table by a large window overlooking the vast green countryside.   A waitress quickly appeared to take my drink order – coffee and a glass of water.

I read through a menu filled with appealing choices.  Omelets, Benedicts, scrambles, frittatas, burritos & quesadillas, breakfast sandwiches, French Toast, and more.  Other reviewers often comment on the superb quality of the Eggs Benedict served at the BeanBath.  (M would have loved the Benedicts, I thought. Always a favorite.)   In December my son and I had each ordered savory omelets – spinach & provolone for me, cheddar & bacon for him.  Scrumptious!  But today I felt like something different.  When the waitress returned I told her I’d like Yogurt, Granola & Fruit, along with a slice of whole wheat toast.

While I waited I sipped robust coffee and opened my Kindle.  Today I opted for a romantic short story I’d downloaded last month.  A good choice.  by tells the story of Lucy and Dominic.  Divorced ten years before after the tragic loss of their young son, they meet again through a twist of fate.   Award-winning British author Taylor writes sweet, incredibly heartwarming fiction.  This emotional tale, though short, brought mist to my eyes, appropriate for the day.  (A tear-jerker, M would have said.  Why do we treasure a cry over a good story or movie?)  Nevertheless, it was a good choice for me.

My breakfast, too, was a good choice.   I’ve read that presentation is as important as preparation.  Presentation is an art.   If so,   is an artist.   A base of crunchy granola was topped with yogurt overlaid with layers of sliced strawberries, perfectly ripened bananas, and sweet blueberries.  Browned whole wheat toast was a good complement.  Best of all, I savored the strong coffee.   “It’s Spice Island,” said the waitress when I asked.  “No spices, just a robust blend.  Some find it too strong,” she said.  Having grown up on the aroma and flavor of a strong brew, I didn’t.  I loved finding a restaurant where I can count on a good cup.

The bill for my meal – a yogurt parfait with granola and fresh fruit, a slice of whole wheat toast, and a large cup of coffee with refills, came to just over $9.00 (excluding tip).  Excellent service, well-prepared food, and a cordial atmosphere.  A thoroughly enjoyable morning.

The is located at 2425 Plaza Court in the SouthMoore Plaza, two miles north of Bath along Highway 512.  Their hours are Monday – Thursday 7 am-2 pm; Friday 7 am to 3 pm, and 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm;  Saturday 7:30 am to 3 pm, and 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; and Sunday 7:30 am to 3 pm.   Telephone – 484-287-2326.   If you enjoy this review (and the BeanBath), I hope you’ll share it with others.

Sara