The Breakfast Nook

If you were driving down the road and saw this car in front of a breakfast place, would you stop? Well, of course you would! And that’s what we did.


We visited The Breakfast Nook at 1532 Land O Lakes Blvd. in Lutz on 13 March 2010. This was our first visit to The Breakfast Nook. They have a nice little web site at


There was a line out the door to get in the door. But here’s a nice twist, they have all kinds of outside breakfast tables. How cool is that? And no waiting.

It’s a good thing, because we’d been in the car a while. It’s a long story. There’s up-chuck involved, and Roary, a toolbox, and an apple. Oh, yes, and a Mormon, a Jew, and a Hindu walked into a bar. It was that kind of morning.

You think I make this stuff up? The reality is usually strange enough.


There’s a kids’ menu, complete with pancakes and bacon. Marek’s favorites, right after cars. There was also a grown-ups menu, which was much less fun because it didn’t say “Kid’s” and didn’t have any menu items written in invisible ink, as you see here with the first item on the lunch menu.


We’re outside. It’s kind of chilly out. Marek appears to be wearing a jacket with no shirt, and his pants are wet from spilled juice. And he’s walking around carrying a Leatherman. Obviously his mother was not involved with his care this morning. So dag-nabbit, let’s get some coffee! With extra attitude, please, ma’am.


Do you think there’s any cars involved? Oh yes, sir! This appears to be some sort of customized MOPAR vehicle.


Dear reader, did you think I was kidding about the Leatherman? This kid comes prepared.


If you were two and a half years old and you had a car and you had a Leatherman, what would you do? In all honesty, if I had a car and a Leatherman, I’d be doing the same thing. But this was all Marek.


Lucky for that Chrysler, breakfast showed up. Did Marek eat all the bacon? Yes. Yes, he did.


The pancakes were delicious. But you just can’t get around the fact that these are not what anyone would mistake for “Large.”


But with some extra syrup we can overlook the size. Watch out for the Breakfast Blue Crabs! By which I mean the crab tattoo, not the nice girls sitting along the wall. They weren’t crabby at all.


Gotta wash it down with some coffee.


The bill came. 11 clams. Not bad at all.


We cruised on outta there with full bellies and even some change left over.


Good chow. Coffee with attitude. Really nice people. We got to sit outside. It’s all good.

We’re pleased to give The Breakfast Nook a Tampa Bay Breakfasts four-pancake rating.


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1 thought on “The Breakfast Nook

  1. Cheryl Croteau, owner of The Breakfast Nook

    Hey Andy & Marek! I’m so glad you visited us at “The Nook” this past weekend! And thank you so much for all the positive things you had to say about our cozy little place. For future reference, if you order pancakes by themselves they are ALOT bigger! The ones you got were small because the combo breakfast you ordered includes so many other items. Anyway, please come see us again real soon! We always aim to please! God Bless!

    Sincerely, Cheryl Croteau

    P.S. That super-cool car belongs to one of my groovy employees!! 🙂


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