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Pat's Colonial Kitchen

127 South State Street, Newtown, PA - (215) 860-0570
Posted By Carol Bayer on 5/17/2011 8:32:00 AM
One of the reasons we love using Roadfood.com when traveling is because we are consistently warmly welcomed by locals. We can even overlook mediocre food or going way out of our way, because the ability to experience a community that is new to us is important. We had hoped, based on the review, that Pat's would be another one of these places. It definitely is not.

We felt from the moment we walked in that we were not welcome in this cozy little restaurant in a very upscale town. We were dressed casually, but neatly and cleanly, were restrained and observant, and treated the staff with complete respect. Despite this, we were greeted coldly, sat at a table that was clearly way too small for us and in the back room (despite there being tables in the front), and just treated rudely throughout our time there.

We said nothing to each other or the staff and independently hoped that the food would make this stop worthwhile. It definitely did not. The coffee was weak. The french toast with fresh fruit had hard, under-ripe strawberries and, we agree, that the bottle of Aunt Jemima's "syrup" on the table just doesn't cut it. The eggs Benedict were nothing special and the poached eggs were watery. The bacon was cold and chewy. The only thing really worth having there was the OJ, which the waitress (who could barely contain her contempt for us) initially completely forgot.

The bill was dropped on the table before we were halfway through the meal. Plates were cleared despite the fact that we were still eating. The hostess glared at us from time to time. Of note is that people known to the staff appear to receive a completely different level of treatment.

After paying $42 for breakfast for three, we were happy to leave this place and move on. A place like this is poison in a town that appears to want tourists to visit and we would never dream of visiting it again.

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French Toast With Fruit
Bacon
Eggs Benedict
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To gild this lily, pour on some of the homemade strawberry jam found on every table.
"To gild this lily, pour on some of the homemade strawberry jam found on every table."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





Eggs Benedict were a breakfast special one morning.
"Eggs Benedict were a breakfast special one morning."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


What's a breakfast in the Delaware Valley without some scrapple?
"What's a breakfast in the Delaware Valley without some scrapple?"
Cliff Strutz


We enjoyed the butterscotch pancakes at first, but quickly grew tired of the overly sweet flavor. This novelty dish would be best split among several diners.
"We enjoyed the butterscotch pancakes at first, but quickly grew tired of the overly sweet flavor. This novelty dish would be best split among several diners."
Cliff Strutz


The front room has that strawberry jam for sale along with various knick knacks.
"The front room has that strawberry jam for sale along with various knick knacks."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A view of the small back room from the (not quite as small) main room.
"A view of the small back room from the (not quite as small) main room."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


We haven't yet had to make use of this porch, but it looks like a comfortable place to wait for a table.
"We haven't yet had to make use of this porch, but it looks like a comfortable place to wait for a table."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Pat's is located in the Whitehall Building, built in 1838.
"Pat's is located in the Whitehall Building, built in 1838."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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