Oh Morning Glory Breakfast!
If you’re a regular Hendersonville Epicurean reader, you know that teen daughter volunteers at Asheville’s Animal Haven on Saturdays.
They’re located just South of downtown Black Mountain, on NC Hwy 9 (MAP) in a newer mixed-use development. The building actually looks like it could have been transported to this location from Biltmore Village.
There’s something about walking into the Morning Glory Cafe. You feel good as soon as you step inside – must be a visceral response to the open, airy interior. Bright yellow walls and floor to ceiling windows lining the entire length of the restaurant, lighten things up, even when the sun isn’t shining.
See the dark ceiling in the photo below? It works – making the interior feel cozy even though it’s so open and bright.
We arrived at 9:45AM and were seated right away. By 10:15AM…the scene below. Tables turned over pretty quickly, so the wait wasn’t too bad.
Morning Glory Cafe’s Breakfast menu is not huge, but it’s varied. Choices include Bowl-a-Yoga (yogurt and homemade granola with berries), Salmon Cakes, Shrimp and Grits and Build Your Own Omelette (lots of ingredients to choose from). Breakfast and Lunch Menu
That being said, what PIC and I really wanted was pancakes! I ordered Three Buttermilk Pancakes (your choice of plain, blueberry, apple, almond, banana, pecan, walnut or chocolate chip. Served with syrup and butter) for $5.50. You can substitute pure maple syrup for an additional $1.
Actually, I ordered just one of the buttermilk pancakes with pecans. It’s a good thing – never could’ve finished three of them. This pancake was a bit different from most pecan pancakes in that the pecans were whole. Now I can’t decide if I like pecans in pancakes chopped or whole – both good, just different. Morning Glory charged $2.50 for the one pancake – extremely reasonable. Pretend you don’t see the cut made before I remembered to take the picture.
PIC’s choice was blueberry pancakes (3) for $5.50. He couldn’t finish them.
Both types of cakes were very good – nicely browned on the outside, fluffy on the inside and flavorful overall.
Diners at the table next to ours had the Salmon Cakes (two generous cakes stuffed with Wild Alaskan Salmon, green onions, red bell peppers, fresh lemon, and capers then topped with our own spicy remoulade. Served with a side salad, homefries, or grits) for $8.95.
They had overheard PIC and I trying to figure out an answer on a cross word puzzle and offered to help. After that was settled, we asked them how their salmon cakes were. They both loved them.
Coffee at the Cafe is $1 (great price!) and cream is delivered to the table in cute pottery pitchers. I wonder if they’re made by a local artist?