Review: Good Morning Mama’s CafeAuthor: Smokin DB | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
Good Morning Mama’s Cafe
1001 E. 54th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Good Morning Mama’s is a breakfast and lunch only place owned by the same folks that run Mama Carrolla’s Italian restaurant. Open just 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday, this place just has to do it right to stay in business. We tried to get in on a Sunday morning several weeks ago and the wait was crazy, so we passed. The opportunity presented itself for a late lunch during the week so my wife and I took it.
Once inside I was surprised that the place is pretty darn big. With the outside patio seating, Good Morning Mama’s can handle a crowd. I liked the vibe of a dressed-up old gas station with clean, retro décor.
What I Had: The Full Boat; $8.99.
I was in the mood for breakfast at nearly 1:00 p.m., so I was happy that breakfast is served all day. The Full Boat consists of two eggs your way, fried potatoes, biscuit with sausage gravy and choice of meat. Make mine bacon please. The eggs were perfectly cooked over-easy and the fried potatoes mixed chunky, crispy planks with soft buttery rounds…nice. I think there were five or six strips of tasty thinly sliced bacon, not a skimpy strip or two. The sore spot was on the separate place of biscuits and sausage gravy. The gravy was fine, sort of standard issue sausage gravy as it was good but not anything outstanding. The biscuit short-circuited the entire plate by being dry and hard. Not even the hot gravy could soften this thing. It was late in the day and that may provide a bit of cover for the stale biscuit, but I am surprised that the cook put this thing out for consumption. It had to be hard to miss how badly this thing was past due.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, with hesitation. Let’s face it, it should not be a stretch for any professional kitchen to deliver a competent breakfast. While this breakfast was good, the fact that a biscuit of this vintage made it to my table makes me wonder if they are really paying attention, particularly if you only serve breakfast and lunch. I’ll give this place another try and report back.