This morning we decided to go to one of my favorite “mom & pop” breakfast joints, Brookside By Day or BBD. It is located in popular and hip Brookside. It may not look like much from the outside but don’t let that fool you. BBD seems to have a cult following, you hardly ever have to wait for a table (or I have just been really lucky every time I have gone) and they don’t have an empty table in the place on Saturday mornings. It is a very, very causal atmosphere with no frills. The staff is energetic and very friendly. Our server Charlie was most definitely a character, greeting us with “what’s up” and joking around with a little boy sitting next to us. The staff’s uniform is jeans and a BBD t-shirt. I noticed that on the back of the t-shirts was a picture of a campsite with the no symbol over it. I found this very curious and figured that it had to mean something, so I asked Charlie what was the deal with the sign on the back of their t-shirts. He informed me that it means no camping out, as in don’t camp out at my table nursing a coffee talking for 2 hours, they have people to sit and money to make. I thought this was hilarious and I totally understood being a former server myself. If your not flipping tables your not making money. I have to give them credit for being honest and upfront.
The menu is very simple and SUPER reasonable and they have daily specials. They are only open for breakfast and lunch and for you late risers, they serve breakfast until 2 pm. Hubby and I both ordered french toast, but I got mine with toasted pecan, yum! Hubby also got a heaping plate of biscuits and gravy. By the way, the coffee is super. Got to have breakfast at BBD, it’s better then IHOP…..LOL.