By Krin Mims
It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if you’re anything like me, it gets overlooked quite often. We’re on the run most weekdays, and there aren’t many options aside from fast food on the weekends. My husband and I recently stumbled upon a hidden gem that has become our new favorite breakfast spot and seems to be a showstopper for lunch and dinner too.
Tucked away in the Indian Hills plaza lie the best of a diner, your mama’s home cooked meals and fantastic personal service — all wrapped up into one restaurant.
The Indian Village Restaurant offers breakfast, plate lunches, burgers, sandwiches, homemade pies and cakes. We’ve also heard rave reviews of their Catfish Fridays.
The parking lot is always full, but we found a spot quickly. The outside appearance is modest — in fact, it’s easy to look past this hidden gem.
Walk through the door and it’s obvious the spot has a regular crowd. The dining room is spacious with tables of all sizes and a wrap-around bar full of coffee drinkers.
We found a table and were quickly greeted by a waitress named Caitlin. She was extremely personable and bragged on the restaurant and her co-workers.
We browsed over the breakfast menu while fresh coffee was delivered to our table. The menu wasn’t too large but had plenty to offer.
My husband decided on the farmers omelet. It was stuffed with peppers, onions, sausage, cheese, ham, hashbrowns, and then covered in sausage gravy. It came with biscuits and gravy as well.
I was shocked by the size of my pancake — it was gigantic and at least an inch thick. It was fluffy and perfectly cooked. A side of delicious hash browns and crispy bacon rounded out my meal. It was very filling, and we could hardly finish it all.
Looking around the restaurant, there was a good mix of people and ages. The décor was sparse but matched the overall feeling of a diner. The restrooms were clean and everything seemed neat and well-kept.
Caitlin refreshed our coffee continuously and made conversation with everyone in the room. The entire staff was cheerful and seemed to work together like a well-oiled machine.
The prices were also reasonable — especially for the amount of food we were served. I’m not sure the biscuits were made from scratch, but most everything seemed fresh and made in their kitchen.
We were extremely pleased with the friendly staff and quick service. You’ll definitely find me at Indian Village for breakfast on a regular basis.
Be sure to try:
Pancakes! I only ordered one, and there was no way to finish it. I’ve never seen such a thick pancake, especially of that size. It was fluffy and simply delicious.
Try it at home:
The farmers omelet
Get creative at home and allow your family to have an omelet bar. Put toppings out on the counter and let your kids mix them into their eggs before you create their very own, homemade farmers omelet