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🙂 = High chairs AND boosters, changing station in both the men’s room and women’s room, kids’ menu, easy parking right out front (though if you come at a peak time, you may have to park on the other side of the parking lot, but still super close).

🙁 = Kids don’t eat free, and since they don’t take reservations, it could be a wait. BUT call ahead!

Notes: Mon-Fri: 7:00AM-3:00PM. Sat-Sun: 7:00AM-4:00PM.

While we were in Gainesville, FL for a football game, we went to the Flying Biscuit Café for brunch. This restaurant, while originally from Atlanta, has become very popular in Gainesville, especially for breakfast and lunch. We arrived early, around 8:30 am, and there was already a line! Thankfully, they took mommy’s info, and we only had to wait 15 minutes. We learned that we should have called ahead – and you can call ahead up to an hour before your arrival time. What an awesome idea! If we got there at 10 am, the wait could have been well over an hour, and that would have made us antsy. The good news is that there is free coffee (regular and decaf) and water while you wait.

Enjoying crayons and pancakes

Enjoying crayons and pancakes

Before we even got to our table, they set it up with a high chair and booster. They also gave us crayons and paper on which we could doodle. Within a few minutes, we had plastic cups with straws. Nothing super toddler-y, but if we dropped them they wouldn’t break (spill… maybe, break… no). We checked out the kids’ menu. It had many yummy-sounding options, ranging from the “Little Flyer” (a scrambled egg with turkey bacon and potatoes), French toast, pancake (an organic oatmeal one), quesadilla, macaroni and cheese, and the list goes on. It comes with a delicious buttery biscuit and a drink. Daddy got the “High Flyer” – including eggs, chicken breakfast sausage, and the world’s largest oatmeal organic pancake with peach compote (ok, so not the largest but easily the size of our head!). Mommy got the crab cake benedict and a side of potatoes.  We shared the adult-sized oatmeal pancakes. There were two pancakes in the order, and one was actually too much for each of us (and we are big eaters). We asked for the peach compote, which usually comes on top, to come on the side…. Just because we didn’t know what it would taste like. It was good, but there was too much of it (mommy happily ate it up).

Food is delicious, but the wait outside can be long

Food is delicious, but the wait outside can be long

One thing we will tell ya – the portions are quite large. We packed the pancakes that we didn’t finish to-go, and it served as our lunch a few hours later. ‘Till next time, Gainesville and the Flying Biscuit! Until then, we will nag daddy to make us oatmeal pancakes at home that resemble the ones we enjoyed here.

4150 NW 16th Blvd

Gainesville, FL 32606

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