Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sinnamon on Stranmillis Rd.

After Craig's Dr.'s visit, we decided to have breakfast at Sinnamon. Just a few blocks from our house, we've always stopped by in the morning on our way to Centra and find the place packed with people. We were thinking, if it's this packed it MUST be good! On the eve of the 12th, we were lucky to finally find a seat. I ordered the Yankee Breakfast (£1.95) which consists of 2 American style pancakes and maple syrup for Craig. We were anxious to see how this stacked up to Giraffe (hehe, stacked get it?). I ordered waffles topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Waffles are their speciality and you can order a sweet or savory toppings customed tailored to your taste for 50p to £1.50. AND last but not least, we shared a pot of english breakfast tea.

The great thing about Sinnamon is we don't have to wait to be seated by a hostess and deal with a tardy waitress. You go up to the counter, give them your order and they bring the food right to your table. Badda-bing-badda-boom! I just love things that are straight and to the point. Quick, easy, and FRIENDLY service that doesn't make you want to tear your hair out!

Our dishes came out and we ooh'd and ahh'd...

Our dishes tasted as good as they looked. I took a bite out of the pancakes and they were pretty decent, just like I would get back home. Thick, buttery and fluffy. They could have been bigger and they could have served them sausage. It's not a yankee breakfast without the sausage or bacon. As for the maple syrup, it's the golden can syrup. It was watered down but it was better than the honey we got at Giraffe. Craig thought it was alright. He said if he and the pancakes were put on a plane to San Francisco and sit at a cafe in North Beach with a view of Washington Square Park with a PITCHER of REAL maple syrup and crispy bacon then he would give it 4 stars.

OK back to reality here...

My waffles were excellent. It was light and airy. The strawberries were fresh, succulent, and sweet as if they were just picked off the field. The cream was well...creamy! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. It was the epitome of loveliness.

The atmosphere is relaxing and just as a cafe should be. All walks of life from families, to college students, to computer geeks. There are a few sit down tables inside and the option to sit outside to soak in the Stranmillis vibe. There are also ample cushy couches so comfortable it feels like you're in your own living room.

Hell yes, I'd go back here again and again! And Oh yes, I finally found a place where I can get a decent cuppa and a toasted bagel with cream cheese! A plus is that it's right outside my door and I can go whenever the craving strikes me! Yay!

Food: 4

Customer Service:4


1 comment:

BRENDAN said...

Sinnamon is the best cafe I have ever visited. Period. Stain.