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Local Breakfast Before Independence Day

I was starting to write a regular post, but then I thought, it’s the 4th of July. Should I not be waxing eloquent with patriotic thoughts on independence?

I guess I don’t wax eloquent in the best of times (I don’t wax my floors or my car either, but you knew I was going to make that joke). The question is: do I have anything useful to add to the 4th of July commentary? Perhaps not, but I do have a plug for a local business. And isn’t entrepreneurship part of what makes this country great? I think so.

So Steven and I went out for breakfast at the Heidelberg Bakery and Cafe, 3056 State Rt. 28N, Herkimer, NY. We’ve gone out there to buy their delicious bread on many occasions. We finally had a chance to try their breakfast.

The cafe has a warm, welcoming decor, all brown and soft orange with wooden furniture. Two of the booths have benches that look like church pews. We’ll have to sit at one of those if we ever go in with a group of people. Tuesday we sat at a cozy table for two.

A cheerful young lady brought us menus and offered coffee, which of course we wanted. We both ordered fried eggs with sourdough toast. I absolutely love Heidelberg Sourdough Bread. The slices were large, and they put on lots of butter, just the way I like it.

We especially enjoyed the coffee, rich and strong. The waitress told us it was Kubal Coffee from Utica, NY.

“Ooh, local,” I said. “We’re all about local.”

“So is our manager,” she said. “Even our flour is local.”

I told her I thought I’d found a new favorite place for breakfast. Of course, I won’t abandon my old favorite places; there are a lot of good places to eat around here.

Heidelberg Cafe also serves lunch and dinner. We’ll have to check those out and report back. They are also open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can call for take out at 315-866-0999. You can also “like” them on Facebook.

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