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“Superb Breakfast Experience!!!”
Review of Apple Fritter

Apple Fritter
Ranked #5 of 446 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We tried Apple Fritter for breakfast for the first time today. Had heard about this converted Taco Bell location, and the great breakfast they have.

We got there around 9am on a Saturday, and the predicted line was well formed. I would say we were about the 8th group in the line. You get in line, get up to the order window and place your desires and pay. Then they give you a number and you go in search of a place to sit. We used one of the tables on their side patio, which was quiet, somewhat shady and sunny, worked out well.

They then bring your drinks out to you, quite quickly in our case. Between the two of us we had their Almond Milk Latte and their Dark Moka. Both were excellent coffee's. I especially enjoyed their Dark Moka.....rich, deep, flavorful, and hot.

They have house water available near the front, and we picked up our own, although saw some being brought to customers at other tables.

My Bacon Hash showed up quickly, but my daughters breakfast sandwich took a bit longer. Then when it arrived, it was the wrong order. So the server immediately took care of it......and turned her new sandwich and hashbrowns around quick. This was our only disappointment.

My Bacon Hash...included two over easy eggs and their 7 grain wheat toast. WOW....it was fantastic. Plentiful bacon, cheese and jalapenos in the hashbrowns, and the eggs were done just right. Lots of egg yolk to run into the hash. it was delicious....although you need to like spicy food....this was spicy. My daughter tried it and it was over the top spicy for her.

Her Bacon, Egg breakfast sandwich was also great. Lots of scrambled eggs, bacon etc....between the wheat toasted bread. Their hashbrowns are excellent. Right mix between crispy and not.

The atmosphere is pretty basic. Most of the tables both inside and out front are picnic family style. On the side patio their are some individual tables for parties of 2to4. The servers are moving things along nicely, between rapid bussing of tables and getting your drinks and food out to you. The value is pretty typical for breakfast in this area. My has was roughly $10 and the coffee's were $4.

I didn't try any, but their donuts also look great. Will have to find out how their burgers are over a lunch time meal.

Don't hesitate...you like a breadth of breakfast options, fast moving service, and GREAT food and coffee's......This is the place.

Only challenge, which isn't that much to deal with is the parking. Their own lot fills rapidly, and then your on your own. Their is a commercial alot across the way, but it's well marked about wanting to tow your car. Lots of street parking nearby.


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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The burgers were awesome!!!! I had the oh yeah and my date had the Eiffel Tower. We were on a road trip and found this place on trip advisor. Hope to get back for the doughnuts

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

That's it, I'm spoiled for burgers for ever more... That's how good they are here. Just amazing! The patties themselves are juicy and delicious but the burgers are art! We had to try the Luther burger - a cheeseburger with a glazed donut bun. Yes you read correctly... The Wild Thang is even better if you like spicy. The salted caramel shakes was the elixir of Gods and the donuts are unreal. Maybe jog here and jog back? But it's soooo worth it!

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We had originally want to try this place and thought it was a mexican food. Found out it is a small breakfast and lunch place. Lines are long, but worth it. Came for lunch, portions are big and the maple old fashion to die for. Fresh, slightly bigger in size than a normal donut, nice crunch. Didn't care for their version of a patty melt, no sauteed onions or rye bread. A burger more or less on a sour dough. But you have the option to change the bread. Large list of coffee drinks. Will come back to try their maple bars and breakfast items.

Thank swf
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Their Apple fritters are delisious. They are very tasty, have a nice crispy crust and are moist with lots of apples. Their French toast is also delisious. The bread is thick and has the right amount of body. The batter has a slight hint of cinnamon.

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