I had heard about The Ugly Rooster Cafe in Mechanicville from a friend months ago and finally checked it out this past Sunday. Table for two around noon took about a 15-minute wait, but that to me is a sign of a good place. (Yelp reviews told me that people will drive a half an hour or more to have breakfast here. Not a bad rep to have at all.)
Really great vibe. Sort of like being in someone’s home for breakfast, where they say you can ask for placemats if you want one and branded T-shirts for sale plaster one part of the wall.
I got two pieces of the French toast (above, obvi) — dipped in vanilla and nutmeg batter and topped with blueberries and cinnamon apples aka heaven, $6 well spent. Husband got the $6 Southern-style sandwich: fried egg, cheddar, and fried green tomato on a buttermilk biscuit. We’ll both be back.
Location: 159 North Main Street Mechanicville, NY