I love Montclair, New Jersey.  Man, I sure wish I explored the area more before I moved to Georgia.  Luckily, I still get a chance to visit the area.  Recently I had breakfast plans at one of the other restaurants in the area, and when plan A turned out to be closed on Sunday’s, so Red Eye Cafe became the better plan B.

With the record low temperatures we ordered chai tea, and were instantly intrigued by the dirty chai on the menu, I am guessing I am late to this creation, but I am so glad we discovered it.  For those that are like me that had never head of it, a dirty chai latte is simply a chai latte with a shot of espresso.  Now, let me just say that we were laughing at the people coming in from the freezing cold to this crowded cafe to pick up a coffee.  I joked that the Ethiopian and Kenyan coffee that these folks were serving must be something else with all the locals just stopping in to pick up cups of coffee.  Well, I would be right behind them if I was in the neighborhood.  I didn’t have to do anything to the cup that they served, and it was a great size too.

The Huevos Rancheros is served with the perfect amount of hash.  The salsa ranchero is so flavorful, I was a little hesitant, but it packed a great bit of heat for this special item.

The pumpkin pancakes that were on the menu the day that we went, were perfect, so perfect they didn’t need the syrup.  I was offered to help my self to the pancakes, and looked up and they were gone, I guess the offer was taken back on a second thought.