Mario’s Early Toast in Folsom
One of the finest local purveyors of the morning meal is Mario’s Early Toast, which offers up a diverse and extensive menu of both time-tested dishes and delicious new creations (not to mention more than a dozen mimosa variations and an impressive lunch menu, too). I’ve been there a few times with my family, and it’s definitely a spot to put on your regular rotation.
During our last dine at Early Toast, we chowed down on five different dishes: a massive blueberry Belgian waffle for my nephew, perfectly golden on the outside and served with plenty of maple syrup; a classic American assortment of fluffy scrambled eggs, crisp and succulent bacon, juicy chicken-apple sausage and pan-fried hash browns for me; a “Perfecto” omelet for Pops, which featured three fluffy eggs packed with bacon, baby spinach, mushrooms, onions, jack cheese and cream cheese; a “Folsom-style” omelet for Mom with cheese, sausage, bacon, ham, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms, topped with sour cream, tomatoes and chives; and a country benedict for my brother, a hybrid dish that paired biscuits and gravy with eggs benedict (I tried it, and it was amazing). I think it’s actually impossible to go wrong here.
We all know that the most important things in life are family, breakfast and mimosas; and while we can’t necessarily choose our family, we can certainly choose our breakfast and mimosas. I know my choice for the best in these two arenas! •
Mario’s Early Toast, 25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-984-5200, mariosearlytoast.com.
by Jeremy B. Neely // photos by Dante Fontana