The ordering procedure is different from most other cafes. Instead of taking your seat and placing your order with a server, you will visit a countertop where you order and pay. There are menus on the left as you enter and two cashiers available so the lines moved swiftly. After paying, you will get your own coffee or drinks and find your way to a table. We chose to sit upstairs and by a window, a Trump rally was happening in the city on that day and we wanted to enjoy the show.
The ordering process is different and it can be a bit difficult to carry multiple drinks and silverware. However, on the plus side, you will not find yourself wishing that your server would come over to take your order. Overall, I am completely happy with the alternative approach.
|Baked Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit|
During ordering, I noticed “baked oatmeal” on the menu. I was intrigued so I added a Bowl for my family of three to try for the first time. Everything we ordered came out hot and fresh, but the baked oatmeal was by far the best dish on our table. There was a mountain of oats topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, pecans, and served with a small cup of milk. This ended up being a breakfast dessert of sorts, the three of us picked on it until it was completely finished. We highly recommend Southern Manners, and their specialty, baked oatmeal.