Thursday, March 24, 2011

Misfiring at Mitze's

Mitze's Kountry Kitchen
25381 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Mitze's is a Jekyll and Hyde restaurant. At night they are the only Colombian restaurant in the county. We have been here for the Colombian cuisine, and you can read that review here. But now we are here for the breakfast food.

Mitze's is a no frills locals only breakfast joint. The decor is drab to almost non-existent. The restaurant itself is located in a strip mall that has seen better days. They have about fourteen tables in the long, narrow restaurant. We came here because we are on a crusade to find some of the best breakfast spots in Orange county. So without further ado, let's check out the food.

We will start with my meal. I usually get some kind of Mexican breakfast item, or a scramble when I get up early to partake in the first meal of the day, but this time I stayed basic. I ordered the Hungry Man's Breakfast. Basically this was Mitze's version of a Denny's grand slam. I will start with the good about this meal, the bacon. Cooked crisp, to almost well done, this was the one part of the meal that was memorable. The eggs were average, the potatoes were under-seasoned, and the pancakes were dry, and could have used three of those little things of syrup that came with this. I never understand why restaurants only give you one small thing of syrup for three pancakes. I know they are trying to cut down on costs, but syrup is the best part of eating a buttermilk pancake, well these ones at least.

Katie was feeling a little saucy this morning, and opted to get the Huevos Rancheros. Katie described this breakfast as hearty, but lacking in flavor. She also felt that this needed more sauce to combat the dryness of this plate. I had two bites of this, and would have to concur with her feelings about this dish. The toast she received with this was slightly burnt, but she did not make a big deal about this.

 Mitze's would not make our list of best breakfast places in the OC. We will probably not be back. The service was average, with only two waitstaff for the fourteen or so tables they have here. The food was the deal breaker though. Nothing special, and nothing I saw on the menu would inspire future trips here.

Out of five milk bones, (because growing up we had a dog named Mitzi, and I could not find anything better on Wikipedia), five being best to zero being worst, Mitze's Kountry Kitchen gets two milk bones.

Mitze's does not have a website, but you can find info and reviews here:

Mitze's Kountry Kitchen on Urbanspoon

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