Stayed for a week at the wonderful Langham hotel but tired of paying $50 for breakfast for two. Found Colonial Kitchen less than 5 minutes away on Huntington near Oak Knoll. Enjoyed 4 of the best breakfasts I can recall at half what we were paying at the Langham.
The Colonial Kitchen omelettes and potatoes were xnt. They make their own sausage patties that are bigger than I have ever seen. One pattie is enough and they give you two(!).
Three days I had Eggs Benedict... Usually you get a little sauce and the muffin is soggy. Here they give you a lot of xnt tangy sauce, and the the fast speed of service at Colonial means that the muffin is still fairly crisp.
The best part is that they serve FRESH SQUEEZED OJ! You get a big glass - and not padded out with ice. So very good value for this hard to find item.
Rosa was a wonderful breakfast server and actually remembered our orders from day to day so we felt like we were valued frequent customers.
The clientele are olde world San Marino residents and this place was remembered by a relative who was here 50 years ago(!). Even though today it's owned by Chinese, they have kept everything the same way. For lunch we enjoyed meatloaf, filet of sole and liver and onions (don't ask who). All large portions and good.
The only discordant event was getting a peach pie (not homemade) and finding a green blob in it that gave off a green powder when moved on the plate. That sure looked llike mold to me. But the lunch server insisted it was "just" burned(!)
I would have knocked two stars off for that, but next am Rosa was equally aghast and immediately deducted the cost from our bfast tab when I mentioned it. So they get a star back for that. But I would normally give this place 5 stars for breakfast or lunch. Next time we're in San Marino we will be back for bfast.
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