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I wrote about Pegah's Kitchen less than 14 months ago, but have been back a few times since, but did not take photos. A few weeks ago, we met up with a friend for breakfast. Since 1987, this family owned business has been thriving (just about one mile East of the Ninth Street exit from the I-15, along with two other locations (in San Marcos and in Vista)).
The family style diner has several eating areas (tables, booths, counter) inside as well as an outdoor patio. There is a white board with specials at the door when you walk in.
The basic breakfast of two pancakes, two eggs and four bacon strips ($8.99) is more than enough to satisfy. The house made batter is slightly sweet and makes thick yet fluffy light crispy edged cakes. The bacon was thick and had a nice, smoky flavor.
On this day, the whiteboard special was chicken and waffle ($10.99) and it was unexpectedly wonderful. A thick (yet not heavy) Belgian waffle-made with a different batter than the pancakes- topped with three freshly fried, crispy light battered pieces of chicken. More than a one meal serving.
I noticed French toast on the menu...with the option of raisin bread... you know I had to. The plate ($9.99) with two eggs and two breakfast sausage patties was quite filling and so very tasty. The breakfast sausage patties were standard, mild flavored, and added just enough of the 'savory' flavor needed to balance out the sweet of the raisin bread French toast.
All in all, a great place to stop for breakfast which is served all day.
Pegah's Kitchen 912 S. Redwood Street (at Ninth) Escondido 92025 (760) 739-9265 Open daily: 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Website