I met a friend for breakfast at Alforno at 9:30am on Easter Sunday. I think 9-9:30 is the perfect time to stop in, because by 10:00 the place was busy and loud. The cafe is open and relaxing, with a fireplace in the centre of the room. We were originally seated under a heating vent that was pushing out cold air, so we asked to move closer to the fireplace which was no problem at all.
Service was friendly and sufficient – not too much and not too little. I had to ask for a refill on my coffee once but otherwise they came by often enough. The food took an acceptable amount of time to come out and it was pretty tasty. Actually, I didn’t ask my friend what she thought of her mushroom & brie eggs benedict ($16) because we were too busy talking, but I thought my crab omelette was fair for the $17 price tag. The omelette was stuffed with a large portion of crab and it wasn’t loaded with inappropriate fillers. I thought the greens were quite delicious – the dressing was perfect and it went really well with the egg and crab.
All in all, I would definitely come back to Alforno for an early morning breakfast. If I didn’t already have fresh buns from another bakery waiting for me at home I would have bought some baked goods to take home.