We are extremely fortunate to have two truly excellent breakfast spots within a ten minute walk from our house. Cafe Kaila in Market City is extremely popular, and for good reason. Their food is excellent and fairly priced. The only drawback to that popularity is the line, which can sometimes have you waiting for up to an hour out in the hot sun. If you want to check this place out, I recommend going bright and early. We got there a few minutes before they opened at 7 am, and there were already quite a few people queuing up to get inside.
One of the main things everybody is waiting for is the Belgian malted waffle. It’s huge, full of flavor, perfectly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. You can get it piled high with fresh fruit as well, but I like mine plain. If you do end up stuck in that long line, the staff is at least kind enough to treat everyone to waffle samples while they wait.
I also got a chai latte and a side of bacon to round things out. They do all sorts of fancy coffees here, as well. This is the only place I’ve been to where I could order a chai with my breakfast. It was a lovely start to my day.
Geoff ordered the grande breakfast wrap with bacon. He commented to me later that day that it was the best breakfast burrito he’d ever had. It was oozing with cheese, and loaded with all sorts of veggies including spinach, mushrooms, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes. It comes with salsa for dipping, and it’s rather enormous. The burrito is grilled after it’s all wrapped up, so there’s a nice crispness to the tortilla. I also noticed that it maintained it’s structural integrity rather well.
We’ve always had friendly service at Cafe Kaila, even after a long wait. The atmosphere is friendly, and everything I’ve tried has been delicious. Remember to bring cash, though, because they don’t take cards. The whole point of going to a restaurant is not having to wash dishes.
Get yourself out of bed early, and start your day off with some awesome at Cafe Kaila. It’ll be totally worth it.