The aim at Blue Plate is to combine slow food with soul food: a big call that, surprisingly, goes completely to plan. Take the breakfast, for instance. They serve the full English, and unlike others, do a very good job: sure, it’s not quite like the full English the Insider eats back home, but that it’s better than any other fry-up in Wawa speaks for itself.
Take the sausages, for instance – proper blighters these, big meaty bangers that are world away from the skinny Frankfurters that many try and pass off. The bacon (note: not gammon), is true and crisp, and there’s a nice dollop of black pudding to go with it. Of course, there are those who say that when it comes to breakfast beans, then beans means Heinz. Here they’re not, but they’re probably better. That this all comes matched with an array of homemade sauces adds that little extra.
Equally laudable is the point you can enjoy this breakfast all day – well, not all day, but close enough. Open from 7 a.m. till 3 a.m., the only cut-off point for brekkie is when they actually close. Signs are that it’s already becoming something of a cult: we visited on early Saturday, and found a ragtag group of student types trying to rescue themselves from the inevitable comedown of a night down the pub.
As for the rest of the menu, there’s a few other choices to pick from: American-style pancakes, not to mention all things chicken – wings, strippers and assorted bits and pieces. Looking completely casual and at ease with itself, this little nook (small bar downstairs, seats crammed in upstairs), is exactly what Warsaw needs: simple, consistent food and natural ingredients served at moderate prices. No doubt about it, it’s gonna’ be big!
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