Right off of Highway 24 in the city of Lafayette, you will find Millie's Kitchen tucked away from the busy street. On the weekend you can see the crowd of people basking in the sunshine and reading the local newspaper while waiting to be seated inside of this cozy little breakfast spot. Before you finish the Entertainment Section of the paper, your name is being called to be seated.
Millie's reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen which was small, warm, cozy and comforting. From the tiny little flowers on the wallpaper to the friendly waitstaff, this restaurant felt more like a home rather than a business. The tables were quite small and if you sat at a larger table you shared it with another couple or family. This gives you time to actually talk to people while you are taking a time out from the hustle and bustle of Bay Area living. This time when we visited Millie's we noticed that they were doing their part to conserve water during the shortage and it really made me happy to know that they are taking this drought just as serious as my family does.
Millie's offers all of your favorite breakfast foods such as steak and eggs, country ham and eggs, pancakes with fresh cream and strawberries and lots more. We ordered the Corned Beef Hash and Eggs along with the Santa Fe Scramble. Both dishes came with a generous portion of Millie's homemade hash brown potatoes. The Santa Fe Scramble was layered with full of delicious potatoes, bacon, eggs, cheese, salsa, and California avacadoes and was served with a side of toast. The Corned Beef Hash was cooked to perfection and was high on quality and big on flavor. This dish was also served with a side of toast. The service was friendly and my coffee cup never went dry.
The food was great, service was awesome and the food was fantabuless! Our tab was only $22 including tax, which left us lots of extra money to tip our beautiful and attentive server. Drop in at Millie's for breakfast, stay a while and get away from it all.