CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Our brunch and breakfast series continues as we check out Flury’s Cafe. Here’s a look at what to expect:
Location: It’s at Portage Trail and Front Street: 2202 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-929-1315. There’s meter parking on the street (Monday-Saturday) and a parking deck on Front Street. There’s two five-seat counters, one facing in and one facing Portage Trail. It’s a tiny place, with six tables. The original Flury’s was started in 1968 on Sackett Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls. The restaurant relocated just a couple of years ago.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Note: It’s closed on Sunday.
Menu or buffet? Menu.
The eats: It’s mostly a traditional menu but there are some unique items; pumpkin-flavored pancakes were delicious. (Signature pancakes also include pecan, blueberry, oatmeal, banana, chocolate chip or coconut.) For the sweet-tooth crowd, old-fashioned hand-dipped shakes come in vanilla, chocolate, banana, cherry, peanut butter, blueberry and raspberry. A breakfast quesadilla tempted. There’s about 15 breakfast entrees on the menu in this quaint little place. All are under $10.
Eclectic decor: It’s a hodgepodge of kitsch: Art on the wall is for sale; a variety of prints hang throughout the space. Clocks include the Garfield tail-swinger. Six large vertical mirrors show the New York skyline. And an old-fashioned blender sits on a counter.
Don’t miss: Croissant French Toast. As good as it sounds, with a thick but very light, airy texture.
Bags o’ Java: The coffee is very good, and bags of it are sold from Pearl Coffee Co. in Akron.
Have a brunch spot you’ve wondered about and want us to visit? Email me.
Previous eats: Northeast Ohio breakfast-brunch spots we’ve tried:
111 Bistro – Medina
35 Brix – Green
Akron Family Restaurant – Akron
Alley Cat – Cleveland
Bay Diner – Bay Village
Beau’s on the River – Cuyahoga Falls
Big Al’s Diner – Cleveland
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern – Twinsburg
Blue Door Cafe – Cuyahoga Falls
Brim Kitchen + Brewery – Willoughby
The Eye Opener – Akron
First Watch – Fairlawn
Flour – Moreland Hills
Flying Fig – Cleveland
Fred’s Diner – Akron
The Girves Brown Derby – Medina
Hofbrauhaus – Cleveland
Jennifer’s – Strongsville
Michael’s A.M. – Akron
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe – Fairlawn
Tartine Bistro – Rocky River
Tony’s Family Restaurant – Parma
Urban Farmer – Cleveland
Valley Cafe – Akron
Wally Waffle – Akron
Yours Truly – Mentor