10/20/09

Good Morning Mama Cafe

This past weekend we visited Good Morning Mama's Cafe.

The line/wait was over 30 minutes, which didn't bother us as we were having fun chatting with my small group. They also offered free coffee to the folks that waited, which always makes the time go by easier.

I think they still have a few kinks to work out. I overheard one of the servers mention that they intended to have a "quiet," soft opening, but word spreads too quickly in this day in age. We were there for over 2 hours in total due to some of these kinks, but I try to look the other way when a place is new.

I tried the Hoosier version of the Loco Moco, a traditional Hawaiian breakfast meal. Honestly, it was good, put probably never something I'd order again. I felt it was missing something and unfortunately (or fortunately) the only things I could think to add was cheese and bacon. It is basically layered eggs, potatoes, biscuit, hamburg, and gravy. They let you customize the dish somewhat including the option to include Hawaii's mainstay, SPAM.

The rest of my dining companions all seemed to agree that the food was good, but nothing memorable. No dish that jumped out and made us want to return. One of the best things was the fried Hoosier treats we had as a starter.

In contrast to the food, the place itself is very fun and eclectic! There are a lot of fun things to look at and discuss, including a mural of the owners driving off into the sunset.

I'll return soon, hopefully to try something else that WILL be memorable.

Have you been? Did you LOVE what you had?

4 comments:

cfeeny said...

Just went there and loved it. The atmosphere was absolutely FAB! The artwork on the walls is reason enough to go. I had the french toast and it was good. The only thing missing is waffles from Taste of Belgium. They need to add that to the menu.

Anonymous said...

Hi Phil- was wondering if Mama Cafe opened yet. Maybe they're working out a few kinks.

Thanks for the heads up and the heads up on Recess.

Indianapolis Amy
http://www.indianapolisamy.typepad.com

favoritenan said...

Love your blog and your focus on new places to dine. Can't wait to try Good Morning Mama Cafe - they will have to compete with Taste and Zest.

Phil Lavoie said...

I'm glad you enjoy the blog! Hopefully I can keep the information fresh!