Finding New Places: Highland Morning

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Big pancakes.

I’ve lived in Louisville for almost a year now, and I’m finally finding my way around town. I know what routes to take when traffic is horrid, and I’ve started to find my favorite places in the area. Despite my occasional confidence in knowing where I am, I still find myself surprised on a regular basis by the things in Louisville I know nothing about - take Highland Morning on Bardstown Road for example. I’ve driven by almost daily, and yet I hadn't - until Friday - set foot inside. Now I’m wondering why I hadn’t done so sooner.

 

I had an amazing omelet - tomato, feta, and basil to be exact. It came with a biscuit and a side of the best grits I’ve ever had in my life. I know I’m not from down south, but four years in the Army gave me my fill of grits - then again, maybe I shouldn’t judge grits by the version cooked up by the U.S. Government. Either way, they were amazing.

 

The mind-bending feature of the meal wasn’t my eye-opening grit experience, though. It was the lemon pancakes my girlfriend ordered. They were huge. Scratch that, they were monstrous. When I say these pancakes filled a plate, I’m not joking. They were easily larger than a foot in diameter, and were smothered in blueberries and vanilla custard. When they came to the table, I wasn’t sure what to think. My mind literally went blank at the sheer size of them - no plate to be seen. And the flavor? Wow. She might have only made it a quarter of the way through them (she was served two of the beasts), but they were amazing.

 

If you haven’t been to breakfast at Highland Morning, I would highly recommend it. I haven’t been to too many breakfast joints in town, but this one is close to home, affordable, staffed with friendly people, and serves some amazing food.

 
Cover photo courtesy of Highland Morning's Facebook Page
About Brandon Vigliarolo
Brandon is a Michigan transplant, and has been working as a freelance writer since he arrived. He lives with his Girlfriend Hannah, Pico and Marionette the cats, and Marley the awkward greyhound.
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