The morning after the wedding, Mummy & I got up and decided to get ourselves a nice breakfast with some good coffee. We tried the coffee provided in the hotel room, but that was terrible, so we headed downstairs to see what the hotel had for breakfast. They had a buffet going, but it just didn’t seem like what we wanted. Neither of us were really too hungry, and we were kind of hoping for something we could bring back up to the room. Besides the thought of a big bin full of scrambled eggs, warmed up frozen potatoes & some limp bacon just didn’t seem too appealing.
My brother and his lovely bride had put together a little welcome basket with a few of their favorite things, as well as a list of local recommendations for those out of town guests who were going to be attending the wedding. On the list was a little Breakfast/Lunch place just down the street in Waltham called “In a Pickle“. I had heard someone mention it the night before at the reception, and they seemed to like it as well, so we decided to give it a shot. At the very least the coffee had to be better than what was brewed upstairs!
We took the drive, found a spot to park and walked over to the place. We could tell right away it must be good, because there were a few small groups of people outside waiting for a table! It’s just a small little place with about 8 tables and a short lunch counter. We decided to see if we could just grab a couple of breakfast sandwiches and coffees to go. We made our way inside, and had a look over the menu – it was pretty impressive! There were some really good sounding meals, like the Coconut Banana French Toast, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pancakes, Loaded Belgian Waffles & all sorts of Omelets.
Since we were looking to just get a quick breakfast and head back to the hotel, we just ordered a couple of Bacon, Egg & Cheese sandwiches with a side of Homefries & a couple of Coffees. While we waited out front for our order, my brother and his wife came walking along for breakfast as well! We talked for a few minutes, thanked them for the recommendation, picked up our order and headed back to eat.
The breakfast was great! The sandwiches were perfect – fresh eggs, cheese & thick crispy bacon on whole wheat bread with homefries made from real chunks of potatoes, seared on the grill with some nice seasoning. And the coffee was excellent – fresh, hot and delicious. It was exactly what we wanted. The perfect way to wrap up our overnight stay.
We’ve decided we’ll head back there another time with the kids and wait for a table. They have all sorts of cool stuff we’d like to try, as well as things we know the kids will love. All in all “In a Pickle” is one of those hidden gems that only locals really ever seem to know about, where the people obviously enjoy making great food in a fun environment.