If you frequent or grew up in the Red Lion area as I did you’ll likely know where the Red Lion Corner Cafe is. Where Cape Horn Family and several other restaurants have sat over the years is a new family run restaurant. This one is cool though, with some tastier food options than your standard “family” or “diner” spot. Sure they’ve got your classics but these guys know what they’re doing. For a Monday morning when I rolled in I was surprised at how many people were there with more showing up as I made my way out.
They’ve had time to work out the kinks every business experiences in its infancy. Having opened in August of 2018, now is when we start to find out if they’re that good. Taking a look at what sets them apart we see serious care put into customer service. Waiting for a top off on your coffee doesn’t exist and the layout makes flagging down your waitress a breeze. My server was super friendly (as was the woman I sat down with at first) and the portions were huge. I like to consider myself a frequent member of the clean plate club but today it wasn’t happening. Some people may not like a large portion but honestly, they’re wrong. A large portion at prices that beat your generic breakfast spots means a better deal in our eyes.
I decided to have some breakfast and blow off my next appointment (sorry for that) because I could tell by all the dishes I saw it was going to smack. I opted for one of their specials, the cowboy omelet which was as good as it sounded. Sausage, onion, peppers, and mozzarella cheese, sign me up. SO nice to see people using mozz instead of that orange plastic cheese that never hits like it’s supposed to. You know how sometimes you get homefries and they’re either raw or burnt to a crisp and impossible to chew? This wasn’t that. Homefries, perfect. Toast, perfect. If you’re into local family run businesses like we are with friendly staff, great prices, and exceptional service, go get a bite to eat, take the kids out.
They post their specials daily on their Facebook page: RLCornerCafe