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In an effort to keep with my New Year Resolution to patronize local businesses, Izzy's in nearby El Cajon is a natural choice for us. A Mom and Pop Diner that's filled with locals enjoying breakfasts and lunches and occasional dinners (on Thursday and Friday only) almost every day of the week. (Izzy's is closed on Sunday).
Located on the corner of Broadway at Crosby in nearby El Cajon, there is some parking in the lot behind the building, but if you spy a spot on the street, grab it. It's quite large inside and has a Patio area along the side of the building.
Uniquely decorated with memorabilia of all sorts, the seating is comfortable, service is efficient and everyone we have ever met here is friendly.
The condiments on the table should satisfy any craving. The coffee cups are random.
This was The Mister's breakfast one day- a massive (4 egg) fritatta, filled with his choice of fillings (sausage, mushrooms, and spinach)... An Italian omelet, baked in a that large pan shaped dish then topped with cheese and avocado - with a side of grits.
The fresh, fluffy-crisp homemade bisuits topped with homemade sausage gravy were an additional side we shared. We *really* like the biscuits with gravy here...
I ordered my usual of two eggs (poached) with bacon and rye toast.
Perfectly poached, fresh fresh orange yolked eggs. Comfort food and a great way to start the day.
Barbeque is the specialty here and is available as a breakfast meat (BBQ brisket, smoked carnitas, pulled pork), as well as in the lunches. On dinner days, racks of ribs (slow smoked) are available until they run out.
Izzy's Cafe 1252 Broadway El Cajon 92021 (619) 447-5067
Mon,Tues,Wed 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs-Fri 7 am-8pm Sat 6am-2pm Closed Sunday.