Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Lost Dog, Folly Beach, SC

Another Hidden Gem!

Inside The Lost Dog Cafe
Talk about a hidden gem – this little restaurant is worth the trip to Folly Beach for breakfast.

As we pulled up at around 11:00 a.m. on a Sunday there were people waiting to get in. Since we had invested the time to get there we decided to wait, no matter how long.  Surprisingly we were quickly seated at a two-top in the corner.

The menu is uncomplicated, yet interesting. Our server (again, no name given), was friendly and speedy.  She saw my husband taking a picture of his breakfast to put on the blog and I said, “New camera.” She then went on to happily tell us that she had made her first-ever cherry pie on Thanksgiving “crust and all” and took many photos of it. As I watched her wait on other tables the same personal touch was at play.  It was very nice to see.

Breakfast Burrito - Shrimp
The shrimp breakfast burrito was something to behold. It took up the whole plate and was stuffed with veggies, sour cream, fresh shrimp and black beans.  I made the mistake of getting a croissant with sausage, egg and cheese – very boring. The oversized croissant was stuffed with eggs, but I was disappointed.  The cheese was a “suggestion” within the eggs and the sausage patty was tiny compared to the sandwich.  Not bad, but not great.  I should have known better than to order something this bland with so many other options.
Sausage Egg & Cheese Croissant

The other thing that I didn’t care for was the “juice” service. When we ordered an orange and grapefruit juice to start, two mason jars with ice (cute), were brought to the table. Two bottles of juice were also delivered, but they were from concentrate which, in a place of such fresh things, didn’t seem to fit. Lesson learned.

I would definitely go there again, but order something much more adventurous.  The warmth of the place is contagious and as we ate our breakfast the restaurant remained on a list with a line of people out the door.  It seems that quite a  few others have discovered this worth-the-drive hidden gem.  BTW, it's dog friendly as well so next time we just might bring the pooches.

We gave the Lost Dog Cafe 4 out of a possible 5 plates.

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