Monday, June 15, 2009

Blue Plate Cafe

Blue Plate Cafe is one of my family's go-to spots for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant is located inside a converted house and I adore its down-home atmosphere with sunny yellow decor and vintage blue plates on the walls. I usually go for fried chicken with a waffle, but Charles and I actually made it here early enough that breakfast was the only option, which was fine by me.

Blue Plate sweet tea
Wondrous sweet tea with lemon.

Blue Plate strawberry waffle and eggs
Charles had scrambled eggs and a strawberry waffle. Fresh berries are so delightful, I don't know why I ever go the IHOP Rooty Fruity route. Charles had no complaints, so I guess it was solid (maybe I should ask him more about what he thinks about his food).

Blue Plate chicken fried steak
I got chicken fried steak with eggs and grits (the breading was crisp and well-seasoned, loved it). Charles had never eaten grits before, so though I generally do not order them, I had to give him the full Southern breakfast experience! After I doctored them up with butter and a good dose of salt, we were in biz with the grits.

If you're looking for a bonafide Southern experience for breakfast, Blue Plate Cafe is where it's at. They've also got a bunch of options for meat and two or three (sides) for lunch and dinner; you can't go wrong no matter the time of day. Long live Blue Plate!

Blue Plate Cafe
5469 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 761-9696


weezermonkey said...

You're killing me with your Memphis posts!

Is there any place in L.A. that is even remotely as good for such food?

Mary P. from PGT said...

Ah the beloved Blue Plate. The only place in Memphis where the food is good...hearts are broken...and little girls get confused about gender.

Marie said...

Weezermonkey: When I'm in serious craving mode, I'll go to Roscoe's or maybe Honey Kettle in Culver City. But, usually I just wait to go home.

Mary: Haha, short hair is a difficult concept for young girls to grasp! Totally forgot about that. That summer was one of your more interesting visits, wasn't it?!