503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-688-7646
There’s definitely a dinner menu at this hidden American gem, tucked away at the far back of the strip mall behind Autograph Brasserie. But with its pressed tin ceiling, frilly curtains, and quaint decor, this BYOB has “ladies who brunch” written all over it. And this kitchen delivered one of the best midday meals of my summer: a perfect waffle topped with fresh fruit; a textbook omelet with Highspire Hills Farm organic eggs folded over goat cheese and herbs; a frothy bowl of creamy mushroom bisque; addictive chicken salad studded with Granny Smith apples; and a bountiful fresh salad that popped with toasted hazelnuts, mustardy vinaigrette, and tender artichoke hearts.
- Craig LaBan