There’s a certain tranquility to waking up to the bright seaside warmth in the summer months. Lazy conversation spills across the front porch interspersed with sips of rich coffee, mostly about the day’s lackadaisical plans. The boardwalk hums with possibilities – a stroll along Asbury Park’s historic Convention Hall? A visit to the locally-owned clothing and craft shops, perhaps? Or maybe you can’t resist the siren call of the colorful beach umbrellas staked in the sand. Why not all three? Wherever your vacation days take you in Asbury Park, you won’t leave the Inn hungry.
Our breakfast menu changes seasonally, with farm fresh ingredients always in the spotlight. To begin your morning, we offer fresh-baked blueberry muffins or a thick slice of banana bread with butter. Our hearty fare this summer has included several savory options, a tomato, mozzarella, and basil quiche and a chorizo scramble with tomatoes and avocado among them, as well as traditional egg options. The hickory-smoked bacon and sage breakfast sausage are sourced fresh from a local Jersey farm and are among our most popular side options. Of course, no summer breakfast would be complete without fluffy blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes or a thick Belgian waffle laden with warm maple syrup. Looking to lighten things up? We offer a mixed green side salad with our house vinaigrette. Or try the Greek yogurt and berry compote paired with our own homemade granola teeming with almonds, oats and dried fruit. We also offer a range of options for our vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Just ask!
By far, one of our guests’ favorites this summer has been our summer berry breakfast cobbler with cornmeal biscuits, a dessert-for-breakfast kind of indulgence. Although we’d love to describe that decadent deliciousness here, our friend Sarah at ImaginariYUM has shared her experience at the Inn and her love of this warm, fruity breakfast here: Summer Berry Breakfast Cobbler Recipe from ImaginariYUM. The recipe is included, so feel free to try your hand. Or better yet, come visit and let Innkeeper Kate make you something just as scrumptious. Then, enjoy the day taking in the beach or boardwalk, the sights and sounds of Asbury Park, or just relaxing in the cozy quiet of the Inn. Summer doesn’t get much better than this!