Breakfast at Mildred’s
I had a breakfast meeting last week at a little coffee shop I had never been to. Even having driven by many, many times, Mildred’s Coffeehouse in the Crossroads was never even on my radar. I’m not sure how I had missed the lovely corner location with beautiful mosaic tile accents and inviting windows.
The minute I stepped inside, a rapturous aroma of freshly cooked bacon swept away my senses. And it distinctively smelled like the good stuff! Not sure I had ever associated the quality of a bacon with the exact essence I experienced, but this time I knew.
I sat down at the table with the ladies I was meeting and took in the beautiful space. Large windows allowed a flood of natural light, sizeable tables topeed with artsy floral arrangements were spaced nicely around the roomy space. It was homey and comfy, yet elegant in that shabby chic way. I loved it already and hadn’t tasted a thing!
After the meeting, I got a cappucino and a breakfast sandwich to take back to the office. But of course, I barely made it to the car before popping open the box and diving in for a bite of that fantastic bacon. Yep, the flavor lived up to the advertised aroma! But it the sandwich as a whole was much greater thatn the sum of its parts. The steamed eggs were fluffy but still substantive and the swiss cheese perfectly melted. But the best part was just a touch of dijon mustard lightly smeared against the wheat toast. Just lovely!