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Colonial Kitchen Pancake House – Portage

June 6, 2010

  • 7617 S. Westnedge Avenue
  • Portage, MI 49002
  • (269) 365-9500
  • Website
  • Menu

I’m pretty sure J enjoys waking me up on Sunday’s.  Early this morning…at a little after 11:00, J bounced back into the bedroom screaming “Wake up!  I wanna go to breakfast.”  Eventually, I gave in and dragged my lazy ass out of bed before noon.

The thing I love about Sunday is you can eat breakfast all day and not feel bad about it.  I have no idea why, but Sunday’s are the day that I can order eggs at noon and actually be hungry for them.

There’s still a lot of breakfast places we haven’t been to because, well, I don’t get up for breakfast and J works during breakfast time.  I had a list of places to choose from and I chose the Colonial Kitchen Pancake House.

Colonial Kitchen has two area locations.  One is on Drake Road in Kalamazoo next to Big Deal’s Sports Bar.  That seemed far for a half asleep me, so I took the one closer to home which is on South Westnedge in Portage in the Portage Plaza. 

There’s a long hallway when you walk in the door that leads to the cash register and hostess station.  There was quite a line of people leaving as we were getting there, but someone did notice us standing around the corner and took us to a booth in the L-Shaped dining room.  He set down a couple menus and told us a waitress would be right over.

Almost before we could get the menus open, the waitress came over for drinks.  I got a Pepsi.  J got a Diet.  We still hadn’t had much time to go over the menu, so she gave us a few more minutes.

For a breakfast menu, I was surprised to find I had a hard time deciding on what I wanted.  I was still a little groggy, but the Pepsi was clearing that up pretty quickly.  While I wanted the Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict, and Chicken Fried Chicken, but I ended up going with the Bacon Omelet.  Colonial Kitchen’s Omelet’s are pretty unique because they’re not the typical three egg restaurant omelet.  They’re six eggs!  The omelet is huge.  It’s filled not with bacon bits or chopped bacon, but whole bacon slices.  It’s then topped off with a large handful of cheddar cheese.  I had no shot at actually finishing this monster and resigned to the fact early on that it wasn’t going happen.  It was a pretty tasty omelet though.  J even reached over and took a few bites and she doesn’t usually eat eggs.  The omelet came with choice of pancakes or toast.  I went with pancakes since I always get questioned when I go to a place with “pancake” in the name and don’t get the pancakes.  It was a good choice.  I got a stack of three pancakes which came with a pat of whipped butter on top.  The ‘cakes were light and fluffy.  If I didn’t have such a huge omelet, I could have eaten more than the three.

J ordered the Belgian Waffle with Strawberries and whipped cream.   Add a little syrup and she was happy.  She also ordered a side of bacon which was cooked perfectly.  She likes her bacon crispy, but not burnt and the bacon she got today was perfect.

The speed in which we got our food was pretty impressive.  I don’t think the whole meal took more than twenty minutes.  Our food was being delivered about five minutes after we put it in.  The bill for all that food was right at $20 and I had half an omelet to take home.

As a wake up call on a lazy Sunday, Colonial Kitchen hit the mark.  Good food, large portions and quick service.  The best things you can ask for in a breakfast joint.

Bacon Omelet

Belgian Waffle w/Strawberries and Whipped Cream.

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