Best Find: The Coffee Station

Posted: January 08, 2006

What it is: A tiny restaurant in Morton that offers live music with Sunday breakfast.

What we like about it: The Coffee Station is packed with local flavor, and breakfast and lunch favorites including sweet potato fries and the green sandwich, filled with spinach or broccoli rabe.

Each Sunday, patrons crowd the eatery, where rows of mugs in various styles and logos take the place of crown molding and there are vintage signs such as a poster from a 1965 Beatles concert.

Sunday diners chow down on omelettes, breakfast wraps and pancakes while listening to the music (from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) of local musicians, including regulars Steve Perlswig and Vincent James. John Paciotti, founder and owner for 23 years, said that during a trip to New Orleans he enjoyed street musicians performing in outdoor cafes and decided to bring the idea to Morton.

Original menu items: In tribute to its hometown, the Coffee Station serves menu items with familiar names. These include the Blue Route (blueberry pancakes) for $4.99; the V-22 (named for the Boeing Osprey), a six-ounce center cut ham steak, two eggs, home fries and toast for $7.29; and an oldie but goodie, the Bazzar of All Nations, which is French toast, Canadian bacon and Italian sausage for $5.99. The restaurant accepts cash only.

We also enjoy: The Morton Monster Breakfast Sandwich featuring two scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese on Texas Toast for $4.29. Buy 10 of these and earn a free T-shirt announcing to the world "I had 'em (picture of the Monster) for Breakfast" or a free mouth-filling Monster.

Where and when: 1-F Kedron Ave., Morton. Phone: 610-328-1816. Open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., breakfast only.

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