Sunday, May 15, 2011

Breakfast Month #1--Blue Sky Cafe

22 W. 4th Street
Bethlehem, PA

Breakfast: What may be the most underrated meal of the day proves to be my favorite.  So where are the local hotspots to enjoy breakfast?  While the “Coop D” or other local diners are typically the first place many consider, this month will give you a few more options.  It is with great pleasure, that I introduce you to Blue Sky Café, which happens to be in “Evans Eats overall Top 5 faves.”

While you’ll be sure to enjoy their lunch menu, I have found this to be the Best breakfast in the LV & B.  What makes this South Bethlehem such a hot spot?  The crowds, including local Lehigh University students, faculty and families, speak volumes of the food quality, efficient service and ideal ambience.  One diner said it well by commenting on the good vibe of the crowd and the atmosphere mirroring a New York Upper West side café.
Sweet Potato Quesadilla

Sure to have something for any preference, it provides your standard breakfast items with an ideal gourmet flare—using creative and artistic combination of flavors and products.  I’ve been there several times, but I’ve returned more than once to a house special:  sweet potato quesadilla, topped with scrambled eggs, black beans, salsa, and a side of sour cream.  Before you scoff, challenge your rigidity and trust their adventurous judgment—a hugely satisfying meal, bursting with creative flavor. 

Steel City Omelette
Homefries are “real” potatoes cut with love, not a frozen shredded product, and the toast is heartier than your usual diner bread.  Omelettes and frittatas offer a variety of cheeses such as asiago and fontina—consistently pushing you to broaden your horizon.  The coffee is a notch above your standard coffee.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with a Blueberry compote syrup
For the sweeter breakfast, I recommend their French toast, specifically the banana bourbon is topped with sliced bananas and a rich caramel glaze—but this caramel is legit—not from a Smuckers squeeze bottle!  One member of our recent breakfast party claims the lemon ricotta pancakes drizzled with a blueberry syrup, “did not disappoint.  The blueberry was sweet but not overpowering”-a subtle touch to the tart lemon.
Sausage Frittata

Another of our party stated he was “on the fence” with his overall satisfaction.  “Although I loved its pesto highlights, the sausage frittata let me wanting more…”  In spite of this honest review, If you are looking for a ‘trendy, small, brunch and family place”—attempt Blue Sky.

Blue Sky hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 7am-3pm
Friday - Saturday: 7am-5pm
Sundays: 7am-2pm

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