Patticakes in Freehold
Today I was taking my mother to a late lunch, really didn't have the time to drive to Turning Point when all of a sudden I'm near municipal plaza and it hit me - let's go to Patticakes. So off we did. It's housed in a barn and as I suspected when I walked in only one table was occupied. No less than 7 workers greeted us (they had nothing better to do) and we were seated. I told our waitress that no one knows you are opened and that I found out on line and she just said we opened Saturday. The place is airy, light wood beans with clean light wood floors. Everything looks clean and comfortable. Our waitress wasn't the best...she didn't know my order and had to come back and ask me what I ordered and she did not bring my mother her "extremely hot coffee" as requested. A thermal coffee pot was on the table but it was empty (confused) as my mother had to wait for waitress to get another cup (unlike they do in Perkins). After you order they give you complimentary "morning glory" muffins - teeny tiny with butter - they were tasty, not dry but I would not call them morning glory as they had nohing in them but probably a corn base but I liked them whatever you may call them. I only saw the menu that had breakfast/lunch which included wraps/sandwiches/eggs/pancakes. I had bananna and nut pancakes; my mother had a blt which came with either fries or onion rings or salad. Sweet potato fries would be $1 extra. I was satisfied with my pancakes as they had a nice flavor but I was a bit disappointed that the banannas were on top and not in the batter. The whole time we were there there was an incredible amount of banging and noise going on that felt like the wall might crash in. I heard another waitress apologize to her table about the construction but our waitress did not. For a blt, my pancakes, a coffee and a coke the bill came to $16.65 without a tip. It is a bit higher than Perkins but it's nice that there is another place to try. I will go back and try other things.