The plan today was to go to La Farm bakery, but when we got there at noon we realized the breakfast menu ends at 11am. Since we had promised the boy some pancakes or french toast, he would have been incredibly disappointed with just a croissant or sandwich. So we checked out Urbanspoon’s handy iPhone app for other places in Cary that had breakfast, and Brigs came up 3 times in a row. Since it was just a short drive from La Farm, we’d check it out.
I had been to The Crossing at Maynard and High House plenty of times before, because there’s a Kroger there. I guess I never noticed the Brigs down at the end, or realized there was a restaurant right there. The exterior isn’t very obvious so you could drive past it a hundred times and never see it there.
When we walked in, the interior reminded me of any generic family restaurant from the Midwest during the 80′s and 90′s. I suppose some people might think it’s very out of date, but it’s good if you’re feeling nostalgic. My son was impressed by the light fixtures and fans, because he’s into that sort of thing. The seating was tables, not booths, but at least everything seemed fairly clean. The coloring books they offer kids come with 4 crayons, and have quite a few pages worth of activities. My 4-year-old was busy the whole time doing the mazes and coloring.
The menu was typical of any traditional American diner. They serve breakfast foods all day, with a good selection of Eggs Benedicts, waffles, pancakes, french toast, omelets, ect. They also offer a nice selection of sandwiches, salads and burgers. I got the combo french toast with scrambled eggs and “home fries”, which are basically potato cubes with some seasoned salt and a few onions in there. My husband got the bacon brie burger, which sounded awesome to me, but we try to not order the same thing. My son got the kid’s french toast which came with bacon, but I ate his bacon since he didn’t want it. We also got a pot of coffee which was great, I love having all the coffee I want with my lunch. The sugar even came in an old fashion style glass sugar pourers. The kid’s juice comes in really cool cup that looks like a rocket. My son was very impressed.
The burger looked as awesome as it sounded. My husband said it was great. I’m sorry I didn’t get pictures of any of the food, but we were all so hungry we dug in as soon as the food came out. Maybe someday I’ll try making my own bacon brie burger, with my fried eggy bun. Our french toast was very good, and it came out with a lot of whipped butter on top. I’ve always though the butter was more important than even syrup for french toast and pancakes, so I was happy to find enough supplied. My sides of scrambled eggs and home fries weren’t nearly as good, but that’s ok. I’ll try some other sides next time.
The prices here were slightly more than at IHOP. The two adult entrees were $7.99, the coffee was $1.29, and the kid’s meal was $4.99. But this location is a lot closer to us than IHOP, and the quality of food is much better. I’m glad we found this place, I think we’ll be coming here for our brunches from now on.