Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review - Runny Eggs and What Service?

The Modern Cafe
337 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 378 9882

I wanted my first review to be a good one, but I need to get this one done so that I can stop looking at the pictures.

I ate at The Modern Cafe by myself for lunch and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to share it with a friend. So, we went for breakfast last Saturday. The weather was wonderful and we took advantage of the outdoor seating. A young man greeted us and gave us menus right away. Then, our server arrived and we ordered drinks. When he returned with the drinks we ordered our food. In a very timely manner the food was brought out. That was the last time our server stopped by our table. I saw him walk out and across the road the say hi to someone, but he did not look in our direction.

This might of been ok, it the food was ok, but it was not. I ordered the Scramble. I was expecting fluffy eggs. When I first looked down at my plate I was disgusted! I was looking at slime! Part of the eggs were nicely cooked but those parts were swimming in the completely raw globs that were staring up at me. I wanted to simply ask the server to have them cook more, but as I have already stated, he was not around. When my friend was done with his food, I went inside to find our check. Then he had to bring it to the inside to the bar to pay. Since both the food and the service were a huge let down to us I don't think we will be returning to The Modern Cafe.


  1. I would think with the big problems lately with eggs that any and all restaurants would not be serving under cooked eggs.Poor service is no service, but service just till they got you for a bill is TACKY service!
    I'm eating a frozen pot pie so we both have had sad meals today.

  2. I am looking for a richer bolder curry powder than the one I have been using. Mine has a great aroma and nice coloring but it's bland. If I add more it turns bitterish.
    Maybe you can get some suggestions for me.

  3. I had a rather similar crepe at that cute crepe-place, luckily they were so attentive it was fixed.