The downtown Raleigh core has lacked something for a long while: a place to get a decent breakfast. While there have been many fringe options, and plenty of yogurt parfaits and scones to eat, there hasn’t been a quick and decent egg and bacon kind of place that’s open early. Update: As a reader noted below: “Mecca has been open for breakfast for
On Monday, the Morning times is turning this on its head and bringing a test run on a full breakfast menu. They don’t have a final menu yet, but the coffee shop will be adding biscuits, sausage, eggs, and veggie options to a formal menu. There is even talk of having a waitress or two and expanding to the Raleigh Times if necessary.
A smart move on the Time’s part. We can only imagine that this is in part driven by Empire Eat’s owner Greg Hatem own downtown needs. Although there aren’t many downtown residents, Hatem is one of them. And any morning when you wake up to an empty fridge downtown- the food options are slim, and mostly cold. Now Hatem and the rest of us will have a convenient option.