Rick & Ann’s

Bakery | Californian | Coffee shop | Pancake House | Vegetarian
One of the best

Rick and Ann’s is too popular. Expect to wait for a table any day; and on weekends, it’s crazy. But once you have a seat, prepare for a meal of dignified fare that that seems just right here in the shadow of the grand old Claremont Hotel. It’s not Bay-Area-snazzy, but you won’t catch me complaining at the thought of fried chicken with macaroni and cheese and cornbread.

Breakfast (or brunch) is the meal most people come to eat. The muffin choice includes the likes of carrot/sunshine and bran, and there are fine scones, too. As much as I like the scones, it is the big hot meals that wow me. You’d be hard-pressed to find red flannel hash this good anywhere in New England, where it is a traditional post-boiled-dinner breakfast. It contains both sweet and new potatoes, pieces of bacon, and enough beets to turn it vivid red. With eggs and toast, it is part of a breakfast known as The Northeast. As a devoted waffle man, I also heartily endorse the thin, crisp gingerbread-corn waffles (regular buttermilk waffles also are available). Pancake lovers need to pay attention to the lemon ricotta pancakes, which are divine.

What to Eat
Rick & Ann’s, Red Flannel Hash
Red Flannel Hash
The meat in this red flannel hash is not corned beef, but bacon. No complaints here. It is a good and hearty breakfast. You can get it as a side dish with something else or as the centerpiece of a meal with eggs and toast or a muffin or scone.
Rick & Ann’s, Gingerbread Waffle
Gingerbread Waffle
Extremely crisp, but still tender at its heart, this delightful gingerbread-corn waffle is accompanied by links of chicken sausage.
Rick & Ann’s, Double Espresso
Double Espresso
As one might expect in this neck of the woods, the espresso (a double here) is rich and syrupy-good.
Rick & Ann’s, Scone
A blackberry coconut scone, one of a handful of freshly-baked items you can get with breakfast in lieu of toast.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday9am - 6pm
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 6pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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