If you didn’t know it was there, you would think it was the ice cream place next door ( Eskimo King ), but Michael’s, 29 Market Street , Swansea, has been in business for quite awhile. It seemed like all of the other customers in this nine table restaurant, were locals, and everyone was chatting with everyone else. I ordered a simple scrambled egg, home fries plate with a side of ham. The coffee came quickly and was ok. You really can’t mess with scrambled eggs unless you really try, so this were just right. The home fires were really really tasty. Not much spice but nice crunch and buttery flavor. We both thought they were a little skimpy on the portion, however. The hit of my plate was the ham. A really good size piece which was cut from a ham shoulder, and perfectly cooked. I actually almost finished the ham….Cash only at Michaels, a nice little family type diner. 3 cups of coffee.
We changed things up this week by meeting at the restaurant and not at the church and sharing a ride. Ray’s idea. It didn’t hurt. Maybe Ray had something to do earlier and it was convenient to meet there. What hurt was sitting in the parking lot waiting for Ray when he was already in the restaurant drinking his first cup of coffee! Is it me? Did I do something wrong? We may never know. At least he picked a place named after me. He cares.
I liked Michael’s. Everyone gets a different mug. Cool. It’s small…cozy. People know one another. Lots of pictures with 50s movie stars (don’t know what’s up with that.)
My breakfast was ok. Honestly, it was average. The coffee was ok. Eggs are eggs. The homefries were really good but I wish the serving size was bigger. The sausage, though, was a disappointment. I was initially pleased when given the choice of patties or links. Not many places give you a selection. The patties though were sweet…very sweet. I like my sausage a bit spicy. The sweetness was too much and made the meal less than enjoyable. Personal preference, I know. Probably should have ordered the links. Ray’s ham looked amazing, though. For me, Michael’s rated 2 3/4 cups.