Mesa Cafe, 100 Rolfe Sq, Cranston, RI, a new experience in ethnic breakfasts. Arsinio and Amy Uhrig recommended this Cranston breakfast spot and I am glad they did. Now I have to warn you that you should not try getting there using 195 at rush hour, especially with Mike giving me all kinds of grief about my choice of routes and that we should be avoiding 195 at this time. The ride, complaints and moaning aside this is a GREAT breakfast place. They have many Mexican specials as well a great variety of traditional breakfast foods. The lunch menu looked very interesting also. Ok back to breakfast. Coffee in those nice traditional big mugs was very good, and above average. They serve New England Coffee which Mike and I have had elsewhere and has always been good. We took our time looking over the menu and both of us chose from the specials and ordered a side of home fries to share. When our waiter came with our meals it was like taking over the whole table. Very impressive presentation. I had huevos rancheros, which were two eggs over easy, on top of two very thin corn tortillas with a smooth pico de gallo over the top. On the side were half dozen sliced fried plantains, refried beans ( with a little cactus cracker ) and sour cream. The home fries were fantastic! Very buttery with no need to add salt or other condiments. The huevos rancheros were perfect and so flavorful, with the pico providing a little heat and the sour cream tempering it. The fried plantains were like breakfast candy, sweet and little crunch. No lunch for me today. Mesa Café is going to the top of my early 2019 breakfast choices. Coffee, 8; home fries, 9, Meal, 10. Overall 9. Gotta try this place for lunch.
The traffic reporter on channel 10 said traffic was backed up. The traffic report on the radio said to find an alternative route. We saw, in the distance, traffic at a standstill. And I knew, I just knew, I should have just been quiet and not reminded Ray I had to be back by noon, today, but I couldn’t sit silently. I mean, really, the trip took so long I had to shave, twice, and I have a beard! My calm, polite queries concerning our route somehow annoyed Ray. I didn’t know how irritated he was until he yanked out his hearing aid and said, “Barbara! Please let me drive!”
The trip was worth it.
We ended up at the Mesa Cafe and Grill…what a great restaurant! Thanks for suggesting it, Amy! The coffee was quite good, always a great start, and refills were offered, by three different people, throughout the meal. Nice. Ray and I split a side of homefries and were very impressed. They were nicely spiced and buttery and had a nice crisp. These were top tier homefries. My meal was amazing! Eggs scrambled in a green chili sauce served with refried beans, sour cream and corn tortillas. It was too much to eat but very, very delicious! Kilian and I lived the southwest for a semester and this breakfast brought back wonderful memories of the amazing food we had out there. I don’t believe I’ve had green chili since and what I was served (I’m positive it is made fresh) was authentic and amazing! It’s early in the year but I believe we have a front runner. Coffee 8, the homefries an 8.5 and the meal a 9.5 for a total of 8.7