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Open 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fresh ground dark and light roast brewed coffee. The beans are roasted at Reality Roasters just a couple of blocks away.
All the fancy coffee drinks you can imagine, based on the espresso bean (also roasted locally). Lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, popular flavors, soy—you know, like those franchised coffee shops only Zoomski’s is an independent. Our prices run about 50 cents under the big guy places.
Carmel or mocha frappes, strawberry or raspberry smoothies (add a banana).
Other stuff to drink: soda pop, milk, orange juice, apple juice, filtered water (we don’t charge for that).
Full breakfast menu, but we don’t make quiche and soufflés, for heaven’s sake. Got enough to do to baking bread every day and keeping up with the scone making.
A favorite is the veggie omelet, which has the veggies you like—and spinach. Spinach always adds that extra something except, of course, if you don’t like spinach. In which case, one asks, “What the hell?”
Add bacon, sausage or ham to your omelet and become an omnivore.
A quick and thrifty breakfast is the ham or bacon and egg wrap with cheese. About $3.75. It’s a steal.
French toast is made from a light whole wheat bread, baked daily in-house, and our eggs come from a local farmer. Their son, Ray, won Best Chicken at the Morrison County Fair.
Pancakes—Oh, the pancakes! My own recipe which was once featured in Midwest Living magazine. They called them Rocky Mountain High pancakes. I think that gives you the basic idea.
And then, we have THE BIG BREAKFAST. Hash browns, choice of meat from the local meat market, two eggs, toast. About $7.00, plus tax. Can you beat it? (Not even with a stick.) Or, deconstruct it and have various parts of the big breakfast for various prices, all of them terribly reasonable.
In the modest display case by the register, we sell incredible scones; usually, raspberry white chocolate and blueberry craisin. Our regular customers love them. You will too.
For back-up snacks we have banana bread and rice krispie bars. Then, there’s the piece de resistance: baklava. The nuts, the honey, the filo leaves… with good coffee. It makes you moan, it makes you rub your lips together. In public even.
Wraps can be made of whole wheat, tomato basil, or garden herb. You get a side choice of potato salad, fresh cut fruit, or chips. Prices range from $3.99 to $5.99.
Homer the Greek—spinach, feta, black olives, tomato, cucumber and a creamy Greek dressing for dipping.
Southwest Rattler—black beans and corn, avocado spread, veggies and chipotle dressing on the side.
And, there’s a list of self-explanatory wraps: chicken bacon Swiss, BLT, Turkey BLT, chicken barbeque, chicken Caesar, Reuben (or Rachel). The sauerkraut is usually fermented in-house.
Sandwiches come on our own in-house baked bread, a light-style whole wheat. Sides of potato salad, cut fruit, or chips included.
Here’s the list: chicken, turkey, veggie. Then, it gets a little more elaborate—chicken bacon Swiss, BLT, TBLT, Reuben (or Rachel—that’s with turkey instead of corned beef), and egg salad. Each egg salad is made fresh for about $3.50. Upper end sandwiches are six bucks. Helluva deal.
Panini—I make our own ciabatta, which not only tastes good, but is very interesting. Your Panini can be a standard ham or turkey with cheese. Combine them with veggies, if you like. Add spinach, always spinach. Makes a Panini so good. Choice of side and dressing for dipping.
Of course, the soups are all home grown, or should I say, “groan”. I have to make them every day. Customers come in and buy them, then I have to make more. I tell you, this soup business is maddening. The most popular are: chicken wild rice, chicken dumpling, tomato basil, Hungarian mushroom, spilt pea, bean with ham, beef barley. Crackers or fresh baked bread.
For salads, we do the garden salad, chef salad and a chicken Caesar. Yummy.
Besides, wraps and/or sandwiches for lunch, we do a daily special; i.e., a hot meal of some sort. Well, not on Monday. On Mondays, I'm lazy and getting ready for the rest of the week, so we have chicken bacon Swiss as a sandwich or wrap with a side for a special. But, the rest of the week, we feature Eggplant Parmesan, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken a la King, Curried Chicken, or Swedish Meatballs. The entrees come with a salad, sometimes a vegetable (or two) and fresh baked bread. Prices start at $5.69. A great lunch to eat in or take out.