In all my time blogging and covering restaurants, one thing I’ve never done is check out R Coffee House on a weekend. It’s always been during the week for breakfast or lunch.
On the weekends, the locally owned restaurant serves a non-traditional breakfast. What you’ll find is breakfast done with a different creative flair. We finally found some time to stop by and check out the little coffee spot in Riverside.
1144 Bitting St., Wichita, KS 67203
Open Daily: 8am – 5pm
On the weekends, you’ll often find some live music such as Sterling Gray who plays at the R every Saturday.
I was going to mention that this place was one of the city’s best kept secrets, but every table in the restaurant was taken, and a line formed for food and drink.
The breakfast menu had six feature items along with banana pancakes dubbed “nana cakes” and biscuits & gravy. We went with:
- TrillyKilly’s (their take on chilaquiles) with corn tortilla chips simmered in chile verde, topped with slow roasted carnitas, two over medium eggs, crema, avocado crema, pico de gallo, queso fresco
- Errrrk which was a full order of biscuits and gravy with a side of fried potatoes topped with two over medium eggs, smothered in chili verde
- Nana Cakes
There was no shortage of deliciousness. Everything was excellent. Most of my time was spent on Errrrk. The mix of chile verde, eggs, potatoes, and biscuits & gravy was a sensory overload for my taste buds. This was the type of meal you knew would be heavy but kept eating and eating despite how full you were getting. I couldn’t put my fork down.
I tried parts of the TrillyKilly’s and Nana Cakes and was at a crossroads. Do I continue eating my meal or ask to trade dishes because it was all so good. I’ve had chilaquiles at different restaurants around town, and this was easily my favorite of them all.
We did have some leftovers, but also placed a to-go order: Battle of Puebla (Juarez Bakery torta bun soaked in custard and cooked French Toast style popped with a sausage and cheese omelette, smothered in maple syrup). It was their take on a French Toast, but entirely different from anything we’ve ever had. A torta bun from Juarez Bakery as French toast?!?! THAT’S MADNESS! It was for the kids at home, who devoured the meal before I was even able to take a picture.
There are LOTS of breakfast options around town, but how many of them break away from the norm? R Coffee House is quite the gem and the proof is in the food.
Here’s their menu.
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