Recently, I dragged my appetite (and trusty dining companion Dr. Dolan) to breakfast at the Landmark Cafe in Manchester. Even in my pre-caffeinated stupor, I was impressed and intrigued by this great local find. As far as ambiance goes, Landmark offers cozy seating areas, a warm color scheme and MAGNIFICENT coffee bar with specialty latte and mocha creations like the “Cupid’s Kiss’ (chocolate & cherry), Orange Milano Mocha, Caramel Macadamia nut, and dozens more: take a peek here. There’s no rhyme or reason to the eclectic mix of table patterns, plates, mugs, etc., which gives a fun & funky vibe to the cafe.
The breakfast menu provides an extensive list of traditional favorites and unique twists on staple dishes…like four variations of eggs benedict. I sprung for the Huevos Rancheros, which appeared on the menu’s Landmark Specialty section. Excellent choice, and what a spread!
Here it is: a baked flour tortilla boat filled with refried beans, scrambled eggs, onions, tomatoes, olives, chili (choice of vegetarian or beef) and Jack-cheddar cheese. This remarkable creation was topped with sour cream, guacamole and Landmark’s own Pico de Gallo. I’d order it again in a heartbeat– one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a while. Em (the aforementioned Dr. Dolan) ordered a beautiful egg-white veggie omelet with fresh spinach, grilled eggplant, tomato, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, grilled portobello mushrooms and Swiss cheese.
The ordering process wasn’t easy. I was so torn between the Rancheros & Landmark’s signature Belgian Waffle– for obvious reasons. Think about it. A large old-fashioned, iron-formed waffle served with fresh fruit or with pecans and brown sugar ginger sauce. Exactly. Dilemma of the day, for sure.
Also- check out the Manchester murals and awesome community bulletin board in the cafe! There’s a lot to do in this town after all.
867 Main Street
Prices weren’t bad considering how delicious the food is! Check it out: