We had a personal function right outside of Newtown, CT, and we were looking for somewhere to have breakfast on Monday morning on our way back home. God bless Cassie’s patience to read about places on Yelp. She came across a place that sounded good and had something on the menu that she figured would interest me.
Leo’s is nestled away in the corner of a complex of buildings and is completely unassuming. There’s some irony when you realize it’s located at 7 Poverty Rd right off of a fairly lavish stretch.
The place itself is really cute. There are a mixture of tables and booths, and it’s very bright and wide open with lots of windows. The staff is very friendly too. It’s definitely the type of place you’d bring out of town guests for breakfast if you lived nearby, and it’s definitely the type of place you’d want to go to if you were an out of town guest.
There are the usually breakfast mainstays and a bunch of creative things on the menu, but what Cassie thought would appeal to me was their breakfast challenge, The Kitchen Sink.
According to description, it was “a large platter topped with French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, scrambled eggs, and fresh fruit.” I gotta say, the rest of the menu sounded absolutely amazing, so it was really difficult for me to actually commit to trying this challenge. That and the fact that the menu description was rather vague about the amount food besides the term “large platter.”
Once I finally committed to it, the wait wasn’t long before the massive platter was before me; maybe 10 minutes, but I doubt it even took that long.
So let’s go over what was in front of me:
In all honesty, it felt like a totally do-able challenge, and, had I not overdone it on dessert the previous night, I probably could have done it.
[I guess it’s true that when you lose weight you become a lightweight!]
Yes, I failed the challenge, but I was able to enjoy everything on the platter. The pancakes were nice and fluffy and were slightly sweet. The French toast was seriously awesome, and it was great to wrap some of it around the sausages and eat those together. I really loved the juicy and fatty sausages. The bacon was fairly common, and the hash browns and fruit were just about what you’d expect. The eggs were somewhat dry, and this is the main contributing factor to me not wanting to finish the platter.
I thought $17 is a completely reasonable price for the platter, and it’s especially worth it if you finish it and win the free t-shirt.
Ohh well. I tried.