Reston has welcomed many restaurants in the past few months. Among these is a family-friendly, super-casual eatery just across the way from the very upscale and posh Cooper’s Hawk Winery. While that features pricy décor, numerous fancy wines, and a chef-created, upscale menu, its neighbor across the lot is Famous Toastery.
As its name suggests, the menu features loads of comfort foods, mostly breakfast-time treats, such as breakfast sandwiches or burritos, omeleta and eggs Benedict; egg-based specialties such as huevos rancheros; and classic pancakes or waffles with the patron’s chance to tweak them with blueberry, chocolate chips, plus other add-ons.
But this casual place open until midafternoon, so lunchers can get wraps, sandwiches, salads, melts,or a lunch special, such as a crab roll or meatloaf. Lunch sides include salad, cole slaw, or roasted veggies. Specialty coffees, fresh teas of coffee, hot or milk chocolate plus orange juice fills out the drink offerings.
While the name suggests patrons might really head here for just a breakfast, brunch or lunch, the whole menu is available at every mealtime. Imagine starting your day with a stack of pancakes, a side of mashed potatoes, and a portion of banana pudding. That’s a real wakeup call!
But whenever you drop in, try an egg-based dish. With so many options, it’s hard to select from among these: huevos rancheros, the very popular Tex-Mex dish; the classic burrito of eggs, veggies, cheese, and salsa wrapped in a tortilla; of one of the hefty omelets, particularly the Southwestern with chorizo, tomatoes, bell peppers, and cheddar cheese. With whichever is our choice, staff brings a hot biscuit with butter.
But for those who hanker for good, basic American eats, Famous Toastery, part of a large franchise group with locations in many different states, is a go-to destination. It’s also super casual, and in good weather, has limited out-front patio seating. The service is prompt and courteous, and the prices are very reasonable…so folks can bring in loads of relatives and enjoy American casual eats without spending big bucks.
Famous Toastery, 12100 Sunset Hills Rd., Ste. R6, Reston, 571-926-8121.Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.