Occasionally I’ll ask for suggestions on places to eat and one restaurant and diner that I have never been to has always intrigued me. Members of the (cheap plug) Wichita By E.B. Foodies Discussion group on Facebook have also brought it up to me many times. The Copper Oven Cafe & Bakery has long been on my list of places to try and finally while in their area of town, my friend and I were able to swing in for breakfast.
2409 W 13th St
Wichita, KS 67203
Closed on Sunday & Monday
Tuesday – Saturday: 7am – 8pm
Located in the Indian Hills Shopping Center, most diners will need to know they are closed on Sunday and Monday. So if you’re looking for a Sunday morning breakfast, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Aside from that, the Copper Oven has it all. They have steaks, pork chops, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pastas, pizza, pasta, salads, cake, pies, cookies, muffins……. the list goes on and on.
There’s a big case when you walk in that displays all of their baked goods. While everything looked amazing, we stuck with just an orange muffin since we knew our breakfast would be more than enough.
The muffin was delivered to us with a side of butter. We loved the fact that they heated the muffin up as the butter just melted on to it perfectly. It was light and refreshing which made the perfect start for our breakfast.
For breakfast, we went with their breakfast specials:
- Louisiana Scramble: fluffy scrambled eggs topped with a splash of Hollandaise served with their praline pecan bacon, with a side of Cajun cheddar grits and a biscuit on the side.
- Pepperoni and Spinach Quiche: strips of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, with mild roasted red chilies and a hint of basil. Baked with a flaky pastry crust, then topped with a splash of marinara sauce and shaved parmesan cheese and served with a cup of fresh fruit.
The food didn’t take long at all to arrive. There wasn’t a single thing I disliked about the Louisiana Scramble. My favorite part may have been the Cajun cheddar grits. There were small bits of green chilies inside that gave it some pop. My friend had a small bite of it and was wowed as well. You can never go wrong with bacon but praline pecans really elevated the whole experience. I loved the fact that Copper Oven took a basic meal and added their own touch to it.
As for the Pepperoni and Spinach Quiche, the big complaint was its cold center as it wasn’t cooked throughout. She thought the quiche was for the most part OK. It was nice they attempted a little creativity with an Italian style quiche but wishes she would have ordered something else.
The service there was wonderful. Our server was a kind older lady that was very engaging with the both of us. I don’t fish but had a Bass Pro Shop hat on and she totally called me out on it which made for a good laugh at the table. Had we not been stuffed, we definitely would have ordered a slice of cake so I suppose we will need to head back that way soon.
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