"Again, in the 3 or 4 times I've been at Jiggers since they reopened I did not encounter the same experience that you did. You mentioned they were half full, usually before 9am on a weekend they are, afterwards there is usually a line out the door- it's always been that way. During the week, just about all the morning breakfast spots in East Greenwich are not busy at all.
I live right in East Greenwich- which place is your regualar spot "
It was about 11 am, mid week (actually 10:50 - 11:10).
For an omelet, basic french toast (or FT with side of fresh fruit - primarily berries when we've had it) or basic eggs & home fries (skip the pancakes / waffles - just OK), our preference is Ed's Roost - Consistently excellent with prompt service & excellent coffee (Richard Allan). For waffles, it's Buttonwoods fish & chips in Warwick (perhaps an odd choice, but nevertheless excellent with quick, very friendly service - also with Richard Allan coffee). If headed to the northern part of the state, we'll hold off for Modern Diner in Pawtucket for pancakes and waffles.
Not sure who has the best pancakes. Up until about three years ago, it would have been Jiggers, hands down, but it's been that long since I've had a decent pancake there. Same holds for Audra's - excellent pancakes by the previous owner, but sadly lacking (all around) by the newest owner who has evidently gone to cheap (price and quality) - more like the Beacon Diner than the previous Audra's.
We've found Scrambler's & Breakfast Nook to be decent, but nothing all that special - same holds for Miss Cranston in Warwick (both locations) as well as Oatley's & The Station in North Kingstown. Been to T's several times, but have never been all that impressed. Same for Beso's - both more suited for a yuppy lady's coffee group than quality breakfast. Haven't been all that impressed with Snoopy's, nor the Wickford diner. There are a few others in the area that escape me right now, primarily because we don't frequent them for various reasons.
Kind of disappointed that Jiggers did not work out. Was disappointed to find they no longer had their (previous owner's) excellent sausage patty (never did understand links), but was looking forward to trying their "country pit ham" to see if it was anything like the excellent country ham served down south.
Maybe some day when we have an hour or two to kill, we might give them another try.
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