The Light on Edgewater

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Location: Christo’s Cafe –Orlando, Florida

Date of Visit: 07/07/2019

Florida Stuffed is on part-two of a short tour of the College Park area of Orlando, Florida. After being in the area a week ago, I was eager to check out the second planned restaurant. I have driven by this unimposing place countless times but it was nice to go inside, finally and check it out. Christo’s is a small and simple diner but it also gave me one of my best experiences on the Edgewater Drive stretch in a long time.

Christo’s fared better than restaurants I have previously visited in the area as this place balances good service, with great food. This place makes you feel comfortable as soon as you come through the door. Overall, service was very attentive, and you get a lot of breakfast options (and lunch) at very affordable prices.  Food quality was excellent. I indulged in a rather traditional breakfast but came out very happy with it.

Accessibility: Christo’s Cafe is located at the intersection of Edgewater Drive and Dartmouth Street in Orlando, Florida. Parking is available at the restaurant and there is parallel parking available further along Edgewater Drive. Traffic can become thick in the area during commute hours.

Customer Service: I was greeted and seated upon entry. My server was friendly and checked on me a few times during my visit. The rest of the crew was friendly and attentive to their customers. The gentleman at the register Mr Tim, was also really nice to speak with as I had a follow up chat with him. I received my order in approximately ten minutes.

Dating Scene: I would recommend this place for a date if you are looking for a simple atmosphere and easy surroundings. Open seating is available inside and outside. Seating arrangements are comfortable for couples or groups.

Lets Get to the Menu: On this visit, I ordered their Country Fried Steak. This dish included a fried beef steak smothered in gravy along with two scrambled eggs, home fries and a biscuit. Along with my cup of apple juice, my total came to $10.52 before tip. You probably know I am a sucker for country fried steak and this place pulled it off quite nicely. The breading of the steak was crispy, the steak itself was easy to eat. The eggs and home fries were great, very fresh. While I love trying new things, this dish is always a fallback for me. Not everyone pulls off this dish correctly but I was very happy with it from start to finish.

Extras: You are within short driving and walking distance of the rest of the shops on Edgewater Drive. There is also a Publix nearby. You are approximately ten minutes from downtown Orlando and Interstate Four.

Restaurant Cleanliness: No issues to report.

Forms of Payment Accepted: Cash or credit card.

Florida Stuffed Keyword(s): Orlando, Breakfast, American


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