Downtown St. Charles Dining at Abby’s
Mystery Diner: Abby’s a charming breakfast nook nestled in downtown St. Charles
St. Charles – Families and the brunching bunch have a new breakfast boutique to tickle their fancy. Abby’s Breakfast & Lunch opened in May in the former Thai Zie Noodles and Bar location, nestled in an enclave behind the Filling Station Pub and Grill.
Affordably priced, traditional American fare graces the menu, which is dotted with inventive items such as Hawaiian Pineapple Eggs Benedict, Abby’s French Toast – made with rustic Tuscan bread and bacon jam – Chicken Chorizo Enchiladas, and more. Abby’s serves breakfast all day (during open hours) and lunch, offering soups, salads, and sandwiches. On weekends, Abby’s also offers homemade pie!
My dining companion and I waltzed into Abby’s on a sunny Friday morning for breakfast. We kept the Kona coffee ($2.50) coming and never saw the bottom of our mugs the entire morning. Abby’s makes fresh corned beef hash daily, so I opted for Abby’s Signature Corned Beef Hash and Sweet Potatoes ($9.99), topped with two fried eggs and a pancake on the side. I dug in, leaving the plate without a trace of what had been there before.
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St. Charles – Growing up in St. Charles, Rob Mondi has fond memories of his parents taking him to the Manor and Spring View restaurants for breakfast after church. By opening Abby’s Breakfast & Lunch, Mondi and his business partners – Abednego Mejia, the restaurant’s head chef and Matt McCoy – are bringing breakfast back to downtown St. Charles. The restaurant is named after Mejia.
They each have extensive restaurant experience. Mondi previously owned Slider Frank’s in St. Charles, along with several Dunkin’ Donuts stores. The three of them previously managed Buffalo Wings and Rings in Naperville.
“This is a new experience for me, since we are owners,” Mejia said. “I no longer work for corporations.”
Everything at Abby’s is made fresh. For example, the restaurant’s Chicken Chorizo Enchiladas are served with a homemade verde sauce.
“Unlike sausage chorizo, this is a chicken chorizo, so it’s not real greasy,” McCoy said. “So, you get all the spice of a regular chorizo without all the fat and grease.”
The restaurant is also family-friendly. McCoy’s 9-year-old son, Ayden, came up with idea to have a book corner in the restaurant for kids.
Abby’s Breakfast & Lunch is open from 7:30AM to 3:00PM Mondays through Sundays.
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Chicago Tribune/Beacon News:
Abby’s is a cozy spot for breakfast or lunch.
A solid brunch spot has been missing from downtown St. Charles for quite some time. Abby’s Breakfast & Lunch is a warm, family friendly restaurant open seven days a week. Here’s the scoop on this new breakfast and lunch spot:
What’s on the Menu?
Traditional American breakfast and lunch dishes are on the menu here. Guests can expect waffles, pancakes, omelets, French toast, skillets, and egg benedicts for breakfast. For lunch after 11:00AM, staples like sandwiches, salads, and soups are available.
“We wanted to be the best,” owner Rob Mondi said. “We went to all the restaurants in the area and tried their food. It helped us understand what others are offering and how we could carve out a niche for ourselves.” From the décor, the food, and the customer service, it is apparent in every aspect of the dining experience that they truly care and put heart into everything they do.
The owners did all the renovation work to change the building from a Thai restaurant to the cute breakfast and lunch spot that it is today. The fresh, friendly, and warm environment does not have a slick franchise feel. The homey atmosphere extends to the décor with purples and lavenders, sunny windows, and nods to the hometown with old photographs from the St. Charles Historical Society on the walls.
Come check it out for yourself!
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