The menu is very extensive. All the pages are kept safe and clean in page protectors, and the first printed page you will see is the history, or in this case herstory, of Pogos. When we got to the descriptions of the dishes, it was like nothing we'd ever seen before. One of the first dishes I read about was the blueberry cheescake pancakes. They are made with real blueberries and fresh cheesecake pieces. Sounds delicious! They also have pumpkin n' spice, pina colada, chocolate chip, banana nut, and many other pancake variations. The little notation above the different choices brags that the pancakes are "as big as hubcaps," although you can always order a short stack just in case hubcaps are too much for you. There is also a note that they can top your pancakes with some added fruit or nuts - whatever you choose. They also have tiramisu French toast, specialty waffles, French toast made with Portuguese sweet bread, and many assortments of eggs Benedict, which is rare in itself as most places only serve one version. There is a children's menu available, and a large selection of omelets with names like The Greek Goddess (Greek style) and The Portuguese Princess (made with chourico or linguica). If you can think of it, they'll make an omelet out of it just for you. Pogos is also famous for their corned beef hash, and this tasty favorite can also be made into an omelet with a side of some of their specialty breads like the chocolate, banana, or pumpkin - all made on the premises. They have the standard one, two, and three egg dishes served with your choice of meats (bacon, maple sausage, linguica, chourico, etc.), home fries, and toasts. They have specials ranging from $5.99-7.99, and they also have a small stand at the entrance that has baskets filled with homemade muffins, pies, and other goodies for sale. Although they are only open until 2 p.m., Pogos does serve lunch. However, we were here for the main event - breakfast.
When Terry returned to our table to take our order, I reminded her that she never brought me my iced coffee. She laughed and told me that she did pour it, but had misplaced it and promised to track it down right away. Mom went with the deliciously described tiramisu French toast ($8) while I chose the pumpkin n' spice pancakes short stack ($3.99). Terry left the table but quickly returned with my iced coffee, which was very tasty as was Mom's hot version.
It did not take very long for our food to arrive, but when it did, Mom and I could not stop smiling. Mom's tiramisu French toast looked like a specialty dessert in a gourmet magazine. Served on an adorable square plate, the dish was made up of four slices of chocolate bread that had been transformed into French toast. Mom said that the bread had a distinct brownie taste. Sandwiched between each slice was a layer of Mascarpone cheese with chocolate syrup drizzled over the top. Little swirls of real whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, a whole strawberry, and kiwi pieces topped the dish. A masterpiece, and the best part was, it tasted just as good as it looked - amazing.