On September 10th, I posted a blog about The Lost River Cafe. On that morning, we arrived too late to have breakfast and we'd promised ourselves that the next visit would correct that mistake. So, just a day or so ago, we got up a bit earlier and headed on over to this out of the way cafe.
This time we were disappointed by the fact that Lexi, the chocolate Lab, who serves as the Lost Cafe's 'greeter', (shown in this photo from the last visit), wasn't in her usual spot on the bench.
Despite the lack of cannine hospitality, we ventured inside, pursuing the most elusive basic restaurant meal in East Tennessee, a top notch Breakfast!
Laurie ordered her standard...2 eggs over easy, bacon, hash browns and toast. The eggs were fresh and cooked just right. The bacon was very good, as were the hashbrowns! A great start!
Being the gormand that I am, I ordered a 'light' breakfast. Two eggs over easy, hash browns, sausage patties plus biscuits and sausage gravy. As you can see, the platter of biscuits and sausage gravy was huge...two tasty big biscuits just loaded with sausage gravy! (Pardon the red dots on half of the order...I started putting my Tabasco on before I remembered to ask Laurie to take the photo. (We always carry Tabasco in the car with us...too many restaurants use the low cost, no bite 'hot' sauce) Laurie ate from the other half as Tabasco isn't a breakfast 'food' for her...
Any complaints? My only negative was that the sausage patties had been a bit overcooked. Otherwise, this was definitely the best restaurant breakfast we've had so far in East Tennessee!
The Lost River Cafe has a lot of down home atmosphere, complete with a couple of communal tables used by the locals for food, coffee and conversation. This restaurant is located at 858 Tennessee Highway 360, just 2.1 miles east of US Highway 411 in Vonore, TN. No Credit Cards. No Liquor. Hours are from 7 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Phone: 423-884-2497.