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Moon Rise Cafe

6020 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA - (253) 983-9999
Posted By Yuri Button on 2/7/2013 3:22:00 AM
The Moon Rise was voted best breakfast in the South Sound, and it is a well-deserved accolade. The Benedicts are outstanding, served with a light, lemony hollandaise. The pancakes are huge and fluffy, and the sausage patty is the most generous you will find. The Monte Cristo is a specialty and is grilled instead of fried, which changes a greasy mess into something divine.

The burgers are big and juicy, and the sandwiches are interesting. I'm a devoted meat eater, but the vegetarian sandwiches are just as satisfying. There is usually something tasty for dessert: berry pie, cinnamon rolls, Moon cookies. The owner/chef Christine is always willing to veer from the established menu to whip up something special on request (My favorite? Sausage pancakes with homemade raspberry jam and syrup; bliss).

I eat here every week, sometimes several times a week, and I bring guests here whenever they visit. The portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. Service is always fast and friendly; it is truly a family place. If you are lucky enough to come on raspberry scone day, be sure to take a few home with you. There are always jars of homemade jam for sale. They recently added a juice/smoothie bar. Expect a wait if you come around lunch or Saturday morning. They are closed Sundays and Mondays.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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