Okay – so the Lending company is actually Lending Tree – but Apple Tree reminds me of that. The sign they have doesn’t help much either – I mean – the word cafe is under the apple and you can barely see it! But – all that said – Apple Tree Cafe is an eatery. It’s in Dillonvale Plaza near Deer Park at Galbraith & Plainfield. We went for breakfast last Sunday because of the coupons in Reach Magazine. (Did you know you can go online and print the coupons out?) Really only a buck off but it also got us in the door.
When we went last weekend and found out they’d only been open for 2 weeks . They have been overwhelmed by the amount of traffic – which is great for a new business. I have to admit – there isn’t much in that area other than chain-heaven by Kenwood Mall for the breakfast/diner crowd – so they may have found a good niche!
Inside it’s all about red, white & blue Americana. It is consistent – I’ll give them that. There aren’t that many tables so if you’re stopping by at a heavy traffic time – you might expect a wait. There’s also no place for a party of more than 4 – that I saw anyway.
At the counter just as we were about to pay – they brought out fresh donuts!!! They do pride themselves on their homemade bakery items – so I had to try them! They had powdered sugar & regular sugar – I went for one of the regular. At only 50 cents each – I couldn’t resist.
They’re really just biscuits with the centers cut out and then deep fried and covered in cinnamon/sugar. But the simplicity of it is just fine by me because it was delicious!
Why Should You Go? Because we weren’t too impressed by the biscuits and gravy – we likely won’t come back for breakfast. That said – I saw someone else’s pancakes and they looked AMAZING! So if you can eat eggs – go there for breakfast! I do think we’ll try them again for lunch or dinner sometime. The staff is very friendly – our food came VERY quickly and was exactly what we ordered. I think speed of attending to people waiting to be seated or waiting to pay might be an issue if they’re busy – but they’ll get that under control the longer they’re open. So far…so good.
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