141 E Colorado Blvd
The interior is spacious and open like a downtown LA loft - on one side a counter, dessert cases, and an open kitchen. You can see their rainbow colored signage in the picture and there is matching artwork over the walls. Sorry, I wasn't really into the artwork. But the menu looked like pretty good American fare. They tout using fresh high quality ingredients for their menu - they even had a menu insert talking about it.
It was sunny in the afternoon for a change so I opted to sit in the Front Patio. Since they serve breakfast all day, I was debating between a breakfast or lunch. Luckily, I completely avoided this awful conflict by deciding that I would come back again prior to posting. I love the way my conflict resolution instincts work! So I went for one of their lunch specials of the day - a Honey Dijon Chicken Panini.
The Panini was off the hook! The fresh bread, toasted to crunchy perfection on the exterior. Inside, melted pepper jack, chicken breast, lettuce, avacado, and tomato along with a sweet and hot effect of the honey dijon sauce.
Last month, I ate a Panini at Zephyr Coffee House. The difference? If you are hungry and hankering for a Panini - come to Peach Cafe. If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle and go some place to chill and possibly stay for a while doing other things than eating, and/or see some more interesting artwork, and while you're there you want to eat a lite lunch - then go to Zephyr.
Now onto breakfast... Peach Cafe does a good breakfast which is served all day. Check out this "half order" of the Hictory Maple Waffle. I almost cried when I took a bite. This waffle was perfectly waffled - the batter contains some cornmeal and maple syrup. What is also unique is that they also put bits of thick smoky bacon in the batter. Check out the other closeup photo! The dark spots are the bacon bits!
OK. I confess. I went a third time to get a breakfast, because I had to bring another person to see and taste this waffle. This was on a weekend when they have some special menu items for brunch. I saw the Peach Cafe Benedict - egg, ham on... you got it, a hickory maple waffle, with a cheese sauce. I was intrigued, so I had to get that. But I ordered the cheese sauce on the side - which I would highly recommend doing.
I liked all the individual parts of the benedict, but the cheese sauce was a bit too much for me - I was happy that it was on the side. They certainly do not shy away from the butter here. I prefer maple syrup to the cheese sauce.
I'll be back to check out some more items here. We out...
141 E Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91606 (626) 599-9092