Want a definition of a Hidden Gem? Consider Rose Hill Cafe. Located in a building that once was an ice cream shop, then a pharmacy, it doesn’t have much in the way of streetside charm. Nothing outside informs those passing by that hearty, homemade breakfast is served inside.
Notable menu choices include creative twists on ordinary breakfasts. While you can opt for standard bacon and eggs, I suggest branching out to try one of the unique specialties.
An Inside-Out Omelet combines tender scrambled eggs with German fries. Choose ham, bacon, or sausage, and then feel free to go crazy selecting any and all of the vegetables available: banana peppers, onions, mushrooms, jalapenos. You name it, they have it. Whatever you select is mixed together and served on a plate with your choice of toast.
Loaded Biscuits and Gravy is an understatement of a name. In fact, the waitress will likely encourage you to select a half order. So choose the full order with caution and only if you are packing a huge appetite. It’s a couple of split biscuits topped with hash browns, then sausage gravy, then cheddar cheese, then eggs.
For a sweeter treat, turn to the portion of the menu titled Plate Sized Pancakes. The pancakes are, in fact, plate sized. A slightly sweet batter is lightly cooked on the griddle to create a fluffy interior and a crunchy outer layer. There are nine varieties available. Blueberry features plenty of plump, fresh berries. Pecan is another delicious option, with pieces of toasted nuts throughout the entire plateful.
The space is small and can fill up quickly for breakfast, but there is always an ease and peacefulness to the service that ensures you will enjoy your meal. Opening at 6:00 am, it is an ideal spot for early risers.