Antiquing is serious business, and before we ventured into the depths of the Toscoga Market Place to give them all of our money in exchange for some unique pieces for the house, Kirsten and I visited the Q Café. The restaurant is located on the bricks in downtown Thomasville at 122 N. Broad Street, in a gorgeous old building. Colorful flowers flanked the front door, and a bi-fold chalkboard out front notified us of the daily special. We were excited to see what lay behind the large glass windows and double black front doors.
Upon entering we were warmly greeted, and quickly seated at a table for two, complete with a view of the kitchen. Our attentive and friendly waitress, who wore a comically large plastic diamond ring, quickly brought us our drink order. As we surveyed the menu, we watched the owner and his team prepare delicious looking plates for our fellow patrons, who had the Q Café packed on this particular Saturday morning.
Deciding on what to order was a struggle. The Q Café serves up a huge selection of breakfast and lunch dishes ranging from powdered sugar topped French toast with cream cheese and fruit topping, creative omelets, homemade pigs in a blanket for kids, and seafood pasta specials. We finally decided to order one breakfast and one lunch item to share with one another for “brunch.” I placed an order for the Big Boy loaded potato skillet, while Kirsten selected the Chef burger with a side of fries.
Our meals were out very quickly, and hunger compelled us to immediately dig in. The Big Boy lived up to its name and consisted of lightly fried home fries slathered with melted cheddar cheese. On top were perched two perfectly cooked over medium-well eggs. Kirsten remarked that she had never witnessed such perfection in an egg, as this simple ingredient can be tricky to make just right. The eggs at Q Cafe had a creamy texture, fully cooked whites, runny yolks, without a trace of grease. Mixed in among the potatoes in the bowl were evenly chopped peppers, onions, diced country ham, along with pieces of bacon and sausage. It was breakfast perfection in a bowl. For more on the Q Café read the full review on Tallahassee.com.
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