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Teapot East

August 19, 2012

  • 30163 Red Arrow Highway
  • Paw Paw, MI 49079
  • (269) 657-2838
  • No Known Website
  • Menu

I don’t know how we ended up in Paw Paw today.  I really don’t.  Our day started at the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market.  After picking up a whole bag of goodies, J wanted to get something to eat.  I suggested BBQ at the Rib Cage, but when we got over there, the cart was gone and they fence was locked up.

As we drove away, I asked J what she wanted.  She was indecisive.  I was indecisive.  We were both hungry, but didn’t have a taste for anything.  I started driving towards home when J casually mentioned breakfast.  It was 11:30, well past breakfast time, but it is a weekend, so anytime is breakfast time.

I was already heading west on Stadium Drive and I just kept going.  I don’t think J was really happy with a drive to Paw Paw considering we had a baby who was about ready to take a nap.  I was playing with fire.

The restaurant I was heading towards was Teapot East on Red Arrow Highway just to the east of Paw Paw High School.  By the time we made the drive to Paw Paw, we were pushing it on time.  They are only open until 1:00 on Saturday it was already 12:15.

The four of us walked in to a restaurant that was busy, but was starting to clear out.  The small restaurant has only about a dozen or so tables.  Most of them were either being used or still dirty from previous customers.  I spotted a booth in the back of the restaurant and headed that way. 

I slid in to the booth with the diaper bag and J took the seat next to me.  We got a high chair for L and J’s mom slid in to the booth across from us.

After the waitress came back with the high chair, she asked about drinks.  I got a Coke, J got a Sprite, and J’s mom ordered an Iced Tea.  The pop was served in cans with a glass of ice.

When she came back with the drinks, she had three menus tucked under her arm.  They both a breakfast and a lunch section, but I found out when trying to order a burger that they only serve breakfast on weekends.  No worries.  I just ordered the steak and eggs.

The plate is a typical breakfast scene with a small steak, two eggs, hash browns, and toast.  The steak had a good seasoned grill taste to it, but it was way overcooked.  I ordered it medium-rare and it came out way past well done.  It was pretty tough which is too bad because even as overcooked as it was, it still had a pretty good taste.  The eggs came out perfect over-medium.  I ate about half of the hash browns.  I really like the brown portion on the top,so that’s what I ate.  I took a few bites of the not so browned hash browns and they were a little under done for my liking.

Both J and her mom ordered one of the specials.  I don’t remember the exact name, but it was a waffle with strawberries, bananas, strawberry syrup, and a large mound of whipped cream.  J’s mom thought there was too much whipped cream so she scooped about half off.  She also got the syrup on the side.  Both of the ladies said they really liked the mountainous waffle and both shared some of their bananas with L.

The final plate was for L.  We’ve been ordering her some dry wheat toast when we go out for breakfast and every time we do, we’re amazed by just how much she can actually eat.

The total came out right around $24.  Payment is done at a cash register sort of in the kitchen and they only accept cash.  I wasn’t thinking when we walked in, but we were able to pool enough money together to cover the tab and leave a good tip.

Teapot East is a pretty typical breakfast place with a real cozy, home town atmosphere.  The kitchen staff and waitresses were starting to congregate at the tables with what I assume are regular customers.  There was a little bit of a misfire on my steak, but other than that, I think we all enjoyed the breakfast for lunch.

Steak & Eggs w/ Hash Browns

Strawberry and Banana Waffle

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Julie permalink
    August 23, 2012 10:01 am

    Rib Cages trailer has been parked in and serving food from the old Family Dollar store parking lot on Riverview Drive

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