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BREAKFAST WITH A VIEW AND…..GECKOS

We were making an early start south from our condo and headed for the Eastern side of the island….I guess part of your brain still keeps your home-time clock and so we’re heading for bed about 9:30ish and waking up at 5:30ish….which is kinda cool cuz you can wake up with the sun and get going early before those with hangovers even begun to stir….

As we made our way down Hwy. 11 (pretty much goes around the whole island) we were searching for a little place called The Coffee Shack….the view was supposed to be as wonderful as the food….and breakfast is the most important meal of the day….right? Although, it has been FatJoe’s philosophy that the “next” meal is the most important meal of the day….and I did know a pre-med guy in college….so…..I would know….

WAITIN' ON 'EM TO OPEN...

Well, this place wasn’t too far from home-base and when we pulled in to the roadside parking lot at 7:26 we saw that they weren’t quite open…..it’s Island Time….I mean any respectable joint in good ol’ Texas is open for breakfast before the rooster gets going….but here time is not very important….the locals get going when……..ever…….

The Wife stepped inside and the woman shooed her back out….it would be about 15 minutes…

We decided we could suffer through the extra wait and sat back and enjoyed the view from the road….a very lush canopy lay before us and little did we know it paled to what waited for us after we got to go inside….

Finally the lady opened the door and we shuffled in…..W O W…..it smelled like Granny’s kitchen on Granny’s best day ever….the smell of fresh baked goods and bacon filled the fresh island morning air….I smile at the woman, who moments before had been the guardian of the gate and she directed us to sit wherever we wanted….we stepped out onto the balcony and were struck with the beauty before us….it opened up onto a valley of green which turned into the beautiful blue of the ocean….

HARD TO DECIDE WHAT'S PRETTIER....THE VIEW OR THE FOOD...

One could not ask for a more beautiful backdrop to eat some delicious food…

We looked over the menu and it all looked good….I zeroed in on the French Toast with a side of Portuguese sausage….The Wife and The Friend debated on what they would “share”….a little background here….before I entered the picture The Wife and The Friend were joined at the hip and would “share” each and every meal…..split an entrée and then split the desert…..when I came along….well….let’s just say….FatJoe don’t share….so, now that The Friend is living in LA-LA-Land, The Wife is stuck not getting to “share”…so, this trip has brought Thelma and Louise back together and they can drive off the cliff splitting a meal….

But…alas…..even the most perfect relationships have flaws…..and there was a crack opening up between the girls…..The Wife isn’t a big veggie eater and now that The Friend is one of the left-coasters……well….who needs to say anymore….They both wanted omelets but The Wife wanted meat…..The Friend wanted veggies…there would be no “sharing” today…..tisk…tisk….

15 MINUTES COULD SAVE YOU......

While we waited on the food we noticed some colorful little geckos running around the white railing that surrounded the balcony….they were green with some red mixed in on their backs…..they would run one way….turn around and run back…..there was a little jelly container (the little tin they give you for your biscuits) positioned in the corner of the railing…and they would move down the post, hang and lick the jelly…..who knew…..was very cool to watch….

NUTTIN' TO SAY....

Our food came and it was deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious……the French toast was made from Hawaiian sweet bread with macadamia nuts baked inside….oh my sweet lord…..each bite was incredible…..with the powdered sugar, butter and syrup it was a food festival in my mouth…..there were four big pieces and I wasn’t leaving without cleaning this plate…..

HAWAIIAN SWEET BREAD FRENCH TOAST

The Portuguese sausage was very good too….a mild sausage that had  been grilled….

Both omelets was tasty…..we all actually shared some of what we had….it was sooo good you wanted everyone to see  you had made the best choice….

WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' SHARING....

Of the three breakfasts I’ve had so far…..this has been the best….

Now everything here is pricey…..just is…..but you have to suck it up and endure……right??

http://www.coffeeshack.com/menu.html

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