At noon, I met my former teaching colleague and friend Jennifer for lunch. Her suggestion. My first visit to Geppetto Café – Butler Street in Lawrenceville neighborhood ofPittsburgh. Open for breakfast or lunch. It is a delightful place to eat and the service was excellent.
Coffee,latte, espresso, teas, milkshakes (a Nutella milkshake was on the menu) and ice cream. too.
Savory crepes, sweet crepes, eggs, fruit, waffles, paninis and salads. Mmmm. I had the Challah French Toast. Jen ordered The Bonjour pictured below- scrambled eggs and Brie in a crepe with fresh fruit on the side and Applewood Smoked bacon on top. A leaf shaped dish of maple syrup.
Patrons have contributed much of the decor. I didn’t count all the wooden Pinocchio figures but the owner graciously showed all the items that people have brought in- the books, paintings,wooden Pinocchio puppets and marionettes.
Margaret Welsh wrote a wonderful review in City Paper calling Geppetto Café a “European-style breakfast nook.”
P.S. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(1940_film) “PInocchio is a 1940 American animate musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions based on the Italian children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)” Geppetto was the wood carver/carpenter who created the wooden puppet Pinocchio who can” become a real boy”
Mercy Watson books have been checked out of the Columbus Public Library and are now at home with my grandson Charlie, 3 1/2.
I’d never heard of the existence of Mercy Watson prior to last week’s Ohio visit. Charlie has always liked his soft pig toy and has a small pig on the kitchen counter where he eats lunch.
Mercy Watson is a pig. No, edit that statement
“Mercy Watson is a porcine wonder.” says Mr and Mrs. Watson
Seems that ‘buttered toast’ is a favorite of Mercy Watson.
Laura created a Mercy Watson breakfast for Charlie.
He was adjusting the mouth/cashew.
That is hand squeezed oj accompanying the toast. Mmmmm.
I should have taken one more shot of the empty breakfast tray.
a screenshot for the Mercy Watson site
Breakfast with the Queen on Monday morning. Out on the front porch again while summer is still here.
I went and got the solar powered waving figurine out of the dining room window to join me for breakfast. Why?
My friend Vincie went to London (and Paris) last month and brought me a lovely souvenir. A jar of Rhubarb Raspberry Vanilla Bean Jam from Selfridges Food Hall. She knows those three are my favorite flavors. What a combination.
Fancy. Nothing like jam and butter on toast. Very tasty.
Put my two balls of sock yarn in the little shopping bag, too!
BTW Selfridges was voted Best Department Store in the World.
A pig in my Raisin Bran at breakfast!
I was just about to pour on the milk.
At first he was lying flat.
That’s some big bran flake, I thought.
I stood him up.
That’s some pig.
I’m always looking for signs.
For delicious citrus fruit. A welcome gift from Texas. Ruby red. Mouthwatering. Refreshing. A burst of sweet and sour zing!
The invitation to a colorful table.
Fresh baked muffins. Butter. French press coffee. Fresh fruit and yogurt. A glass of apple cider mixed with sparkling water. Thanks for a delicious breakfast, Joan.
Tonight I was thinking what a good week we had in NYC. We ate at Westville on 10th Street.
I guess I had breakfast for lunch. So delicious!
in Lincolnville neighborhood
Simple syrup on the clear bear