Item Purchased: Omelette from Kristoffer’s Cafe
Location Purchased: Kristoffer’s Cafe / 1733 S. Halsted / Chicago, IL
Price: $4.75 + tax
Review: Kristoffer’s Cafe is known for its flan and milky cakes, but aside from the sugary desserts, they offer a full (if small) menu of breakfast and lunch items. Soups and sandwiches, eggs and burritos. Everything a charming neighborhood cafe needs to be…well…charming…and neighborly. So it comes as no surprise when there is only one kind of omelette listed in the menu. It doesn’t even offer a description of its contents in the title. It is simply called Omelette. Gotta love that. There is a small description underneath the title explaining what you get in this egg fold. Omelette contains American cheese, green peppers, tomato and eggs.
Despite my usual elitist snubbing of anything containing American cheese, I didn’t let that bother me. I’m not trying to convince anyone that any cheese is especially good or bad for you. It’s all milk and fat and too much of either can never be good. So American cheese will do in a pinch even though I am immediately suspect of any cheese that doesn’t stink (or have a scent at all).
The omelette was simple and quick, served with a side of buttered wheat toast. The man working behind the counter actually walked into the kitchen and cooked up the omelette himself. Try making your waitress cook your food at your local diner and see the look and gum-snap she gives you.
For its low price, this omelette was everything I could have wanted and more. Kristoffer’s is hereby marked as a regular destination in my little black breakfast book.
Rating: 4 / 5