If you like a hearty breakfast--and also happen to like penguins--this is the place.
A local hangout for 15 years, the Penguin Cafe offers home-style cooking, friendly service and an "ambience de penguin" that is unique.
The stumpy birds march across the restaurant's front window and along every wall. Cloth and ceramic penguins perch on wooden shelves over the booths. And cartoons and color photographs depict the tuxedo-clad birds balancing on each other's shoulders or lined up like lemmings, preparing to dive off an iceberg into the frigid sea.
There are a few penguin-related items on the menu--but, thankfully, nothing actually made from the Antarctic bird itself. If you're hungry, try the "Penguin Burger," a half-pound of hamburger with cheese, a salad and French fries for $4.95. Or the "Breakfast Penguin," a fried ham-and-egg sandwich with cheese for $3.95.