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When I asked my husband where he’d like to eat breakfast this morning, he said “Find a place in Emmaus.  We’ve never eaten there.” A glance through my list of reader recommendations sent us toward The Trivet Family Restaurant, a popular spot in Emmaus that we’d been told offers exceptional home style cooking, including traditional Pennsylvania Dutch food.

Although the weather was a chilly 27° when we left home in Nazareth, and a colder 21° in Emmaus, the morning was pleasant with a golden winter sun and the powder blue skies that often appear in the January cold.

When we arrived, the Trivet’s parking lot was nearly full but we found a few open spaces.  Inside, we were escorted to a booth next to a side window.  Our waitress delivered menus, along with our requested coffees and water.  The menu had an extensive list of Omelets, Belgian Waffles, “Eggsceptional Offerings” and many other breakfast favorites.  Both of us were hungry and we chose quickly.  We saw that home fries are not included with the dishes, so we each asked for a side order.

In no time at all our waitress delivered our nicely warmed plates.  M. chose his favored Eggs Benedict and side orders of home fries, and link sausage.   He received six links, superbly cooked.  The Eggs Benedict was also cooked to his taste.  It had been a while since I’d eaten an omelet so I chose a Bacon, Tomato, and Cheddar omelet from the specialty menu.  No salt and pepper was needed; it was filled with flavor.  My toast came unbuttered and on top of the omelet so it stayed warm; a dollop of whipped butter came on the side.  What a good idea.  More restaurants should do that.  We both found our homefries crisp and delicious.  Great food!

Throughout our meal our waitress kept up a steady round of good-natured conversation with every table she waited on.  It was delightful to see her chatting away in such a cordial manner while still seeing to the needs of each and every customer.  She was quick, efficient, and friendly.  We never wanted for anything, nor did anyone she served.

Our total bill came to just over $16 (plus tip) for an order of Eggs Benedict, a bacon, tomato, and cheddar omelet, whole wheat toast, two side orders of home fries, six links of sausage, and two coffees with a carafe for refills.  Reasonable prices, great food, and terrific service.  I understand the popularity and am sure you will, too.

The Trivet Family Restaurant is located at 4102 Chestnut Street in Emmaus, PA.  610-965-2838.


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“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" ........... "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" ...... "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. ... Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.” ...... ― A.A. Milne
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