I like a good cup of coffee to start my morning and my preference is to go to a small local shop. This can be tricky as a good barista is truly an artist. Greenport didn’t disappoint. Aldo’s Cafe had what I desired. Aldo himself is the barista and the only way to describe him is quirky. Don’t ask him if he makes breakfast. He snarled a “NO” and his blue eyes projected daggers. Later when reading one of his reviews, it turns out once upon a time he did indeed dabble in eggs. A nasty divorce brought that other restaurant to an end and evidently left him feeling bitter about breakfast altogether.
My friends and I stumbled down the block to The Coronet Luncheonette. It’s Soda Restaurant sign promised a retro feel and the eggs were perfect. I felt like I jumped back in time. My sister Colleen used to work in a store that had a soda fountain. The owner would go off in the afternoon to drink in a tavern down the block and Lisa and I would go in and play at the counter. We used to make Egg Creams there which was retro even then. An old patron taught us how and now whenever I see an old fountain I think of Egg Creams. I did not get one at The Coronet. I ate my breakfast and headed back to Aldo’s Cafe for the perfect Latte.