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Cafe Avocado in Perkasie...Five out of Five Avocados

gbruno Dec 21, 2006 02:50 PM

I had breakfast at Cafe Avocado today in Perkasie, PA.
They opened this week. Very nice atmosphere, smartly decorated, and staffed by friendly folks.
I had a simple egg sandwich with cheddar on a toasted bagel and a cup of Mistletoe blend of Bucks County Coffee. The sandwich came with some nicely roasted herb, skin-on potatoes.
Overall a nice experience. Total check was about $5.
Food was hot, served on a plate. Coffee was hot. They give you a cup and you serve yourself at the coffee bar where she had my faves, half and half and natural unbleached sugar.
There are a few tables and a couple counters with stools in the old-fashioned showcase windows. So I sat on a stool, ate at the counter facing the street, read a paper, watched people walk by, and had a simple and comfortable breakfast. The owner, Terry, came by and took my empty plate, and re-filled my coffe, and we had a nice chat.

She has a great looking menu with all kinds of sandwiches, fresh soups, great looking salads, and some original entrees. I believe her hours will be 7am to 7 or 8pm. It is BYOB and she does have stemware and corkscrews.

I got excited when I saw her "ABLT" and look forward to trying this. It is Avocado, Smokehouse Bacon, Bibb Lettuce, Tomato, and Pesto Mayo on Texas Toast. Doesn't that sound great?!Price....$5.50

Her menu is pretty creative...especially in the "land of endless greasy egg and homefries diners". Greasy spoon joints are everywhere up here in this part of Bucks County...so this new restaurant is a refreshing retreat for me. I can get a traditional egg sandwich, a healthy bowl of Irish Oatmeal, or a Bagel Melt and a good cup of coffee in this up and coming town.
I give it five out of five avocados.

Cafe Avocado- Market and Cafe
519 W. Walnut Street
Perkasie, PA 18944
Phone: 215.258.0300

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    Laura Loewen Jan 7, 2007 07:47 PM

    It's a wonderful addition to Perkasie. Man, do we need more places with decent food. I wish the coffee were stronger, but I really can't complain, given how few decent places there are in the area. Speaking of the area, how come postings on Perkasie and environs get so few replies? Are there really hardly any chowhounds in that part of the world? I doubt it...

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    1. re: Laura Loewen
      cwdonald Jan 10, 2007 06:42 PM

      Yes there certainly are chowhounds in mid/upper bucks. Terry is a great owner, after having worked for years at another restaurant bar in the area. Perkasie is lucky to have her.

      It will be interesting to see if Sellersville/Perkasie and Bedminster perk up in terms of restaurant offerings at the number of people living in the area explodes over the next few years.


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      girlthing181 Jan 25, 2007 12:43 PM

      I just learned about Cafe Avocado this week and we are headed there tonight for dinner. I stumbled on this site while searching for their information. I am psyched to try it out and even more psyched that this area is finally getting some creative restaurants. we desperately need more. i am tired of going travel to Jersey or Bethlehem just to have decent meal. It's wonderful to see Perkasie get a few good eateries. I hope them come to Bedminster/Ottsville soon.

      There is a new cafe that just opened in Plumsteadville called the Groveland Grille. Its in the new strip center at Rt 611 & Kellers Church Road. I had a pretty great bacon, egg & cheese sandwhich this morning and the coffee wasnt too bad. they have a very extensive menu with some creative options. they serve only breakfast and dinner. finally a cafe to have lunch and a cup of coffee over here!!!

      so glad i found this site - looking forward to making good use of it. if anyone knows other good eateries in my neck of the woods pass it on.

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        girlthing181 Jan 26, 2007 05:16 AM

        We had dinner at Cafe Avocado last night. It was pretty good. i had fish tacos and my fiance had meatloaf and mashed potatoes. they were out of the roasted potatoes that came with the entree. we also had sauteed esacrole with beans which was wonderful - my fiance visits China on business serveral times a year and he said the greens tasted just like he was eating them in China. Our most favorite was the Ian's Stuffed Onion - a medium sized onion filled with bacon, rosemary and cream and wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven - delicious. i cant wait to try making one at home.
        the ambience is urban for Perkasie, which is a good thing to see happening. the exposed brick wall and high ceilings, diamond cut metal tables and funky greens are warm and inviting. speaking of warm - they have a gas fireplace that could heat all of Bucks County. It was delightful to warm ourselves when we first arrived but did become stifling buy the end of the evening. My fiance had to go outside and get some air while i had my coffee and biscotti.

        the service was pleasant. we gave the kitchen the remainder of our bottle of Fat Bastard Shiraz as whe left and they were very grateful.

        We will definately be back as there are plenty more menu items i look forward to trying.

        yeah for Perkasie and the Avocado Cafe! its about freaking time.

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        1. re: girlthing181
          watercress Jan 26, 2007 02:01 PM

          I'm especially glad for Cafe Avocado now that its neighbor, Zen Java has gotten so ridiculously expensive. And talk about pretentious: I called on New Year's day to see if they were open, and they actually pronounce it Zen JaVAA (emphasis on the third syllable). It's a nice place, but come ON. It's Perkasie.

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