So, time for a review of the infamous Edgewood Bakery. I think I’m one of the last people in Jacksonville to try this place out and for the most part, I’ve been missing out. Check out my restaurant review video below to get all the food porn photos and then check out my detailed write up below that:
1012 Edgewood Avenue South
Location: It’s on the corner of Edgewood, across from the Crazy Egg, which I haven’t been to…soon though!
Food: Early that morning me and the wife headed out to get our day started in the right direction with a delicious breakfast. When we got there, I was surprised to see that they have their own dedicated parking lot and what looked like an extra building in the back used for banquets or meetings. That’s always a nice option. When walking inside, first thing I noticed was how similar the decor is to Cinotti’s Bakery (<–click for review)
Ok, back to the food part. My wife ordered the Ham, Egg & Cheddar Cheese breakfast sandwich on a Croissant with a coffee and I ordered the Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Cheese on a Croissant with a coffee as well. We also ordered a side of home fries with peppers and onions. While sitting and waiting for our food, we spotted the Shamrock Cookies and snagged a couple of those to take home for later.
The food was great (once we got it…I will explain more below), the croissant was nice and moist with a buttery taste to it, the eggs were perfectly done, not dry or overcooked. The bacon in mine was thick, crispy and a nice salty touch to it. My wife’s was equally as good and the helping of ham was generous. The home fries were crispy (I’m not used to that exactly, I’m used to more of a mushiness to it) these almost seemed deep fried. This made them slightly dry but still good. They could have used a little more peppers and onions though. While eating we noticed the coffee, while good, seemed rather small. Come to find out, they only serve it in small or large. Why advertise the deal for a medium? By the way, the coffee was pretty good.
What I was referring to above when I said “once we got it” was the wait time. The whole meal from start to finish took 1hr and 10min. For two breakfast sandwiches, a side and two coffees. That is crazy long. It took 20 minutes for them to get us our coffee and we were the only guests for almost the whole 20 minutes. Then, there was no creamer and we had to wait on that.
Once we got the food, it took almost 30 minutes to get the check paid. Once again, we were the only people there most of the time. There were 3 employees working up front, so it wasn’t like they were short staffed. While I don’t mind waiting for good food, to wait this long, the food has to be EXCEPTIONAL. This was above average, but not exceptional. I would suggest ordering ahead for pick up. Then they have to take your money right away.
I know a lot of people will disagree with me, and that’s fine, but I wouldn’t ever dine in there again. I would stop by to get something and go. After all, the food is good and I’m all about supporting local businesses.
Oh, the Shamrock cookies I bought…we bought them for my son…well, they didn’t make it to him. We ran the Gate River Run on Saturday and devoured them after the race. They were great too. Moist, not overly sugary. Very good. My son never knew about them, so stop thinking I’m a bad parent! Leave me alone.
– Great breakfast sandwich
– Tasty coffee
– Lots of pastries to choose from
– Parking isn’t a problem
– Extremely long wait, even with no other customers
– Wrong sized beverage advertised on deal