On the Way Café is a casual eatery that serves breakfast and lunch. It offers a variety of organic breakfast and lunch items, including eggs, pancakes, pizza dough wraps, as well as more traditional entrées and desserts. Also offered is a lunch prix fixe menu ($13), which includes a salad and a choice of entrée. Many ingredients are sourced locally, so the menu is subject to seasonal change.
Best Pancakes 2011
Joseph Mortelliti, executive chef/co-owner of this laid-back café across the street from Playland’s entrance, had us at his pancakes. The stacks ($8-$9 for three adult size; $4.50 for two kids’ size) have a light and pillowy texture, a golden brown color, and a subtly sweet, buttery taste (a dip in the accompanying fresh whipped cream amps up the sweet factor). We can never decide between the country style, blueberry, or banana walnut. Reason enough to return again and again.