Somebody's Mom: Breakfast at the Harbour House

Hanging out at the Harbour House.

Visitors are great! I love having company for the weekend. Recently, I had a friend visit from Japan and stay at my house for five days. At the same time, my daughter, Marisa, and her husband Jeff and their new puppy decided to come spend the weekend with us also. 

The more the merrier I say, until I realized I never get to leave the kitchen from all the cooking, cleaning up, and getting ready for the next meal. To stop the insanity, I suggested we all go out for breakfast on one of the days that we were all together. Of course, I asked my breakfast buddy Mela to join us.

Where oh where is breakfast served in New Rochelle. My first choice was , 16 Division St., which I had previous gone to. I called and they said it was serving breakfast at 9 a.m. on the answering machine. I pulled up at 10:20 a.m. and the doors were locked the restaurant was closed. The door sign said it would be open at 9 a.m. It was not to be. 

Everyone piled back into the car and my son-in-law Jeff starting searching on his phone where to get breakfast in New Rochelle. This is the truth and I have witnesses, we went to four different restaurant addresses that said (on the Internet) they serve breakfast and when we got to their locations, two were closed and two were no longer at the address stated.  

I then remembered the one diner I know of in New Rochelle——located on North Avenue near . Need I say more, near a college, it was packed including their parking lot. I drove around twice looking for a spot and gave up.

Just then Marisa suggested the at 1927 Palmer Ave. in Larchmont. At this point, we were a very hungry group of people.  My last chance not to cook another meal and I was determined to eat breakfast out.

Harbour House was a light at the end of the tunnel. We were able to put two tables together outside and get waited on pretty quickly. Betty Cruz, from Irvington, was our waitress and she was a delight. She’s the star of the show, with her very happy disposition and frequent “muchachos.” Cruz works weekends only and has been waitressing for 12 years for Harbour House.

Our order of waffles, pancakes, French toast, eggs over medium and 2 omelets were served fairly quickly. They use real butter in the individual pats and the coffee was good. (My own personal requirements to a good breakfast place.)

A few minor notes, the French toast was a bit flat and unappealing and our omelet had a different cheese in it than we asked for. Due to hunger, we ate it anyway without complaining.

Other than those little flubs, the waffle and pancakes were tasty and perfectly done. The omelets and egg dish were fine. The best was that at $44.02 (without tip) the price was right! We all agreed that definitely, we would visit the Harbour House Restaurant for breakfast again.  

In the meantime, can anyone tell me where they eat breakfast in New Rochelle?

Harbour House Restaurant
1927 Palmer Ave.

Mariann Raftery, creator of Somebody's Mom blog, cooks up comfort food recipes for families here at home, as well as sending homemade cookie care packages to our American soldiers overseas. Somebody's Mom Cooking videos at  http://www.youtube.com, search "Thesomebodysmom".

Mariann Raftery December 03, 2011 at 08:12 PM
Jacqueline, I can tell you agree with me about the real butter. It makes a big difference in the taste!
Miriam Zucker December 04, 2011 at 02:17 PM
Where to eat in New Rochelle? At home! Donut World, in Wykagyl, used to be opened on Sundays, but that was many moons ago. It's a good thing there was no parking at The Mirage, if you can read between the pancakes. Micki
Mariann Raftery December 04, 2011 at 04:53 PM
Micki, I will try to remember that comment about the Mirage for future breakfast stories. You are right about breakfast at home. My husband makes a mean omelet and I am not too shabby myself with breakfast, for some good recipes like my spinach strata and corn cheddar muffins, check out Somebody's Mom website
CP Goldberg December 04, 2011 at 05:24 PM
"...if you can read between the pancakes." Love that! Sounds like you would have gotten a more enjoyable breakfast at home. Next time Mariann, call your husband Tom in for kitchen duty. Rumor has it he's quite the chef. Memo to entrepreneurs: Sounds like New Ro can use a good breakfast place.
Mariann Raftery December 04, 2011 at 07:49 PM
Charlene, New Rochelle does need a good breakfast place, because from what I have seen, breakfast eaten out on the weekends, has become really popular.


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