... otherwise known as "the world of swirl". Lynn's Paradise Café is not only famous for it's decor, but also for its yummy "get your money's worth" food! Although the menu does not have a huge selection of items, the items offered are very unique.
Here are some of the other things we saw as we were welcomed to the "world of swirl"....
The Giant Teacup
The Lamp at our Table
The Second Sign
My cup overfloweth.....
The Blue Frog (need I say more?)
As you can see, this is a pretty eclectic place. Even the inside looks like a huge vintage garage sale! The neat thing is that everything flows well --the atmosphere, the people, and the food. Speaking of....I'm glad we looked online before we came. Everything is a bit overwhelming when you first enter the dining room -- luckily we knew exactly what we wanted to order. Here is what we decided on before we came:
Jason: Paradise Pancakes—Lynn's version of the classic pancake made with Weisenbergerstone-ground yellow cornmeal and whole wheat flour. (Standard order is 2 but he only had one since they were as big as the plate!)
Brandi: Biscuits and Gravy—Homemade buttermilk biscuits smothered in Lynn's own sausage gravy. (I know, sounds boring but it was what I was craving at the time!)
We only had to wait about 10 minutes on our order (just enough time to take a couple of pictures inside the dining room --without a flash, mind you, so as not to bring attention to our table). Once it arrived, I just had to take a picture of each dish. Here is what our orders looked like:
What a mountain of food!! I mean, look at that pancake! And I promise you there were like 6 biscuits in that bowl (and each biscuit was 3 inches tall)! Plus, we each had a tall glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. So, how much for this delicious spread? Well, we went to Lynn's with the mindset that everything was going to be expensive - -after all, it is a tourist attraction -- but were pleasantly surprised with the menu prices. My meal was $6.95 (doesn't include juice) and Jason's was $5.95. We did worry a little when we first received our menus, though, as the top three "breakfast signature items" were $14.95 and up. But you have to realize what these "signature items" were. Here is a picture of one of these items, the Bourbon Ball French Toast that Lynn's is famous for:Three slices of thick french toast drizzled with warm Bourbon Vanilla Custard, garnished with chocolate syrup and Kentucky Bourbon Whipped Cream, and topped with sliced strawberries and toasted pecan halves. Now see why it was $14.95? This beauty actually beat Bobby Flay's french toast in the "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" episode on Breakfast.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed your little trip with me to Lynn's Paradise Café! I have only one thing to leave you with (they say a picture is worth a thousand words)...