Between the Bread Cafe, the sister restaurant to attached Michael’s on Mulberry, has taken the breakfast mantle from recently closed downtown icon Jeaneane’s Cafe. Business people and courthouse staffers can once again have a hearty breakfast at 7 a.m. before the workday begins.
To keep things quick, the menu is limited to about 10 items in different combinations. One of our favorites was the pancake platter, with three pancakes, two eggs and either bacon or sausage for only $6. We added $1 for pecans, but they were mostly sprinkled on top and not worth the extra money.
Another platter combines two eggs, either a biscuit or toast, bacon or sausage, and either hand-cut potatoes or grits for just $7. The sausage patties were over-cooked in our meals, so you might want to go for the bacon.
The biscuit sandwiches cost $2-$3 and can include egg, cheese, ham, bacon, sausage, a fried chicken tender or even a buffalo chicken tender. Purists can get a biscuit with sawmill gravy for only $1.75. Similarly, most breakfast sandwiches cost either $2 or $2.50.
The breakfast burritos were rather small — even though the price was low. My supreme burrito was about three inches of filling with another inch of plain tortilla on the ends. The filling of scrambled egg, cheese, green pepper, onion, mushroom and tomato was tasty enough, I just wished there was more of it. Other versions include those chicken tenders or the other aforementioned meats.
The digs are much fancier than Jeaneane’s ever was, and the prices at Between the Bread are at least as good. If you’re looking for a comfortable, speedy start to your day, Between the Bread has you covered.
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Between the Bread Cafe
Address: 588 Mulberry St., Macon
Hours: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday
Payment: Cash, credit
Kids Menu: No
Noise Level: Low
Health Rating: 91
Price range: Breakfast $2.50-$7
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