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Somebody's Mom: Cafe Mozart

Have a classical breakfast at Cafe Mozart.

in Mamaroneck serves breakfast? 

Well, they do serve omelettes, and that is a breakfast item. On holidays and weekends they offer a breakfast menu with a larger selection of choices to choose from. 

But on a recent Wednesday morning when my friend Karen and I met for breakfast, we had limited choices except for the coffee. Why order a regular cup of coffee, when you can have a Mochaccino and a Vienna Roast? 

The Vienna Roast was listed on the menu as an individual pot of coffee—the reality was that there were almost four cups of coffee in the pot, enough for two people to share. The Mochaccino served with whipped cream was delicious. My Vienna Roast was strong but after adding a generous amount of warm milk, better than any Starbucks takeout.

I have been to Cafe Mozart a few times for lunch and have always enjoyed their salads and sandwiches. There is a European decor that is warm and cozy throughout the restaurant even in the ladies room, which by the way was clean. 

On this particular morning, it was quiet with just a few tables taken. Karen noticed that there were two women speaking French, which she commented, "That's a good sign, because the French are very particular about where they eat." A very true statement.

I ordered the Brie and Asparagus Omelette, and Karen ordered European Toast (melted Swiss cheese on multi-grain toast with olives and fresh spinach). 

After a good 20 minutes of coffee drinking, our breakfast finally arrived. The omelette was cooked to my preference—well done—yet still light and fluffy with real butter on the side for my multi-grain toast. 

Karen's European Toast was a good mixture of textures—soft Swiss cheese, with crunchy baby spinach and a touch of salty flavor from the olives. Though a little too bland for Karen's taste, she took half of the sandwhich home and planned on adding Dijon mustard to it later. 

Our waitress—Paula Colchada, from Mamaroneck—was attentive and diligent, between waiting on customers and working behind the counter at the same time, handling both with a calm, confident smile.  

Truthfully, I have never been this relaxed and unrushed at breakfast before.  Maybe it was the Mozart playing that calmed my usual hyper type-A personality. 

Whatever it was, it certainly was a real pleasure to have breakfast at Cafe Mozart. 

Our breakfast cost $27.55 plus tip—a bit higher than usual—but those special coffees were worth it! 

Cafe Mozart
308 Mamaroneck Ave.
Mamaroneck
914-698-4166

Mariann Raftery, creator of Somebody's Mom blog, cooks up comfort food recipes for families here at home, as well as sending homemade cookie care packages to our American soldiers overseas. Somebody's Mom Cooking videos at  http://www.youtube.com, search "Thesomebodysmom".

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