Monday, March 29, 2010

A First for Me

Yesterday was a first for me, my first visit to IHOP and I have got to say that I loved it. I thought the coffee was tasty, I thought the food was good, (the Oompa Loompa's were loving their funny face chocolate chip pancakes) and the service was spot on, especially as the place was packed.

As soon as I walked in there, it reminded me of a place back home called the 'Little Chef'.

The Little Chef is a similar sort of restaurant, serving all day breakfasts and other foods. The main difference is the location. You will never find a Little Chef in a busy city or even a town, you only find Little Chef restaurants when you are driving somewhere - usually to visit your Granny or go to a Wedding.

You see, they are all situated on main Highways. Their sole purpose is to offer the weary traveller somewhere to stop, maybe have something to eat or drink and to go to the loo. The weird thing can never actually find one when you want one!!! Many a trip I have held out - hour after hour, mile after mile just to ensure that I end up at Little Chef. This is what a typical one looks like...

This is 'Little Chef' fare, a good old English fry up - you just can't beat it.

Perfect for when you have got up super early to go and visit Granny or the day after a wedding when you are feeling a little worse for ware!! There is nothing a Little Chef breakfast wont cure!!

I now feel at home at my local IHOP, it is my American Little Chef, I am just pleased that it is only five minutes down the road and that I haven't got to go on a major road trip to frequent it.


  1. YUM! I do love some IHOP! Little Chef reminds me of a place here called Waffle House (they may have them in CO too)...they are usually off the highway and have fabulous fried breakfasts that are perfect after a too-late night out! :)

  2. Oh, I do love IHOP. I ate there after every prenatal appt. with my firstborn!

  3. I love it when you do a post comparing Uk and US. I think it's so fascinating to me because I have a brother who has lived stateside for years.