Looking for a Texas-sized breakfast, brunch, or lunch to satisfy an early or late-morning appetite that just won’t quit? Poor Richards Cafe is an excellent place to find that hearty meal. Established in 1973, Poor Richards Cafe is one of Plano’s oldest restaurants. In the owner’s own words, here’s what it’s about:
“This might be a place where you come to talk sports, politics and reminisce about how things have changed. It might be a place where you come to meet friends for lunch or read the paper over coffee. It might be all of that, but mostly we hope it’s a place that serves the best home-cooking you have ever had.”
This small,causal eatery is unpretentious in ambiance but is a comfortable, friendly space that offers a menu so ambitious, even dieters set aside calorie counting to enjoy a huge, country-style plate of savory food.
Eggs are a Poor Richard’s specialty, served fried, scrambled, poached, or tucked into an eye-catching omelet. They come with a supporting cast of meats and cheeses so prodigious, selecting your meal is, literally, a task! For meat lovers, those great eggs come with steak, bacon, sausage, chops, chicken or ham. Colorful accompaniments include tomatoes, potatoes, salsa, grits, mushrooms, onions, peppers, chili, or even barbecue sauce! Nor are they stingy with bread. Sop your eggs or gravy with toast, tortilla chips, hot biscuits, or muffins.
Pancakes enriched with gingerbread, apples or pecans provide a delicious option, as do Belgian or regular waffles. For a more simplistic breakfast or brunch, oatmeal and cold cereal are a filling choice.
Lunch is another cornucopia of yum! Mouth-watering home-cooked meals include country fare like chicken & dumplings, fried chicken, and grilled pork chops. Lunch “specialties” center on Texas favorites like BBQ smoked sausage, pulled pork, smothered grilled steak, and the popular chicken-fried steak. Portions are so large, they’re intimidating. Less effusive appetites munch on burgers, salads, sandwiches, or seafood.
It’s all about good taste and a satisfied stomach.
Poor Richards is a festival for the hungry! For residents of Plano and surrounding areas, this oasis of American cuisine is easily accessed in a small, east Plano shopping center at 2442 K Avenue. Prices are generally $10 or less, with just a few meals slipping up to $11 or $12. The Cafe opens at 5:30 a.m. and closes at 2:30 p.m. Daily. Call 972-423-1524 or go online at http://poorrichardscafe.com for additional information.