OS Reviews: Way Fruit Farm’s Breakfast Menu
Since getting into the swing of serving the loyal customers of downtown State College beginning in August, Way Fruit Farm tacked on a new slate of food to its lineup of delicious, farm-fresh cuisine.
Last week, the market and cafe added seven items to its brand-new breakfast menu. Folks can stop by 252 E. Calder Way for breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. from Monday to Saturday.
After rave reviews of the regular menu from our staff in September, we wandered down Calder Way to check out Way Fruit Farm’s updated early morning offerings.
Aidan Conrad: Cinnamon Sugar Toast & Signature Breakfast Wrap
I ordered the cinnamon sugar toast and the signature breakfast wrap. There’s nothing to change in either of them. The wrap especially was perfect. Normally bacon is a risk to order at some places, but it was very crispy here.
Both the toast and wrap impressed me and were a great start to my day. I will be going back.
Anna Wiggins: Egg Sandwich With Cheddar & Ham On Everything Bagel
As a Way Fruit Farm fanatic and breakfast food babe, I was delighted to discover Way Fruit had expanded its menu to include breakfast. I hopped, skipped, and jumped my way on over to check it out. I ordered a classic egg sandwich with cheddar and ham on an everything bagel. May I say, folks, that this is a solid sandwich. The bagel was hearty, eggs creamy, and this wasn’t any shrimpy slice of ham. This was a slab of ham.
Way Fruit, you’ve indeed done it again.
Joe Lister: Cinnamon Sugar Toast
Honestly, when I ordered this, I thought that this was going to be a French toast variation. It was not, but that’s on me.
I don’t think that I would order this specific menu item again, but that doesn’t mean that it was bad. It was well-toasted bread with a cinnamon sugar spread, as the name suggests. It also comes with apples, so you feel less bad about what you’re eating.
For $2.50 for four pieces of toast, this isn’t bad. If you’re looking for a real breakfast, this probably isn’t the best option, but it’s great if you want something light to eat with friends.
Keeley Lamm: Baked Oatmeal
I was pleasantly surprised by this warm, comforting cup of oatmeal. I would usually never choose oatmeal on purpose, mostly because I can make it at home, but I opted for a $5 breakfast anyway.
The oats were thick and hearty and the apples completed the overall flavor nicely. I used to exclusively think that berries were reserved as the go-to oatmeal topping, but Way Fruit Farm changed my mind. With a dash of cinnamon, this oatmeal order earns a 10.
Marie Moyer: Bacon And Egg Quiche & Iced Cafe Mocha
As a major breakfast fan who would happily eat an entire bacon, egg, and cheese bagel for a 4 p.m. snack, it’s safe to say Way Fruit Farm has been added to my list of morning meals.
I decided to get the bacon and egg quiche. I am quite a fan of the brunch-oriented egg dish but am often picky with the quality of the cook. Too long in the oven makes the bite rubbery and taste stale. Too little invites a gross wet texture.
This quiche was amazing. I got a sizable slice that was easily cut into with my fork. Each bite held its shape and had a fluffy texture. The bacon was also well-cooked and thick-cut, lending saltiness, smokiness, and a nice chew to the eggs. The cheese also complimented the mixture. I think this quiche contained more cheese than others, as the cheese balanced any “eggy-ness” and kept the taste smooth and savory.
The quiche also came with a side of red apple slices and apple sauce. The apples were nice and fresh — not surprising as there are baskets of apples everywhere at Way Fruit Farm. The apple sauce was smooth and had a good blend of cinnamon and apple sauce, neither one overpowering the other. Unfortunately, I hate cinnamon but the texture was great.
I also got an iced cafe mocha. The coffee was strong with a light chocolate taste at the end. My only complaint is that the coffee’s roast could have been better, and it could have been more chocolatey. It was too bitter for me, but I also have the palette of an eight-year-old who asked for a sip of her mom’s Starbucks. Luckily, one of the fridges has creamers and sweeteners for customer use. When I come back, I’d probably use them.
Way Fruit Farm is very homey and friendly, the prices are reasonable, and the service is pretty speedy. Definitely come here if you’re looking for a healthy meal alternative or if you’re looking for a relaxing study spot.
Matt Brown: Sausage, Egg, And Cheese & Apple Cider Donut
I am a big breakfast guy. Whether it’s a bagel sandwich or a Belgian waffle from the Waffle Shop, breakfast is a staple during my day. At Way Fruit Farm, I ordered a sausage, egg, and cheese on a plain bagel, and I also grabbed one of its fan-favorite apple cider donuts.
Overall, the food was pretty good. The bagel was a bit under-toasted, and the eggs needed just a little bit of salt and pepper, but the sausage was very good and I assume homemade.
The donut was OK — basically a plain cake donut with cinnamon sugar on it, but I am interested in going back to try some of the other baked goods that they sell. I would 100% go back and try this place again for breakfast.
Nolan Wick: Cinnamon Sugar Toast
First of all, I recommend Way Fruit Farm if you haven’t tried it already. There’s a plethora of organic and unique items, including different types of pies, jelly, and even pickles. It’s also a good spot to get some work done, with open-air seating or cozy, smaller tables indoors.
Anyways, I ordered the cinnamon-sugar toast for just $2.65. It included four pieces of toast covered in cinnamon with several apple slices on the side. The texture combined with the taste was well done and made for a tasty, small-portion meal.
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