One yr after opening Pioneer Lakeside Cafe in Malletts Bay, co-owners lindsay Y Jean-Luc Matecat issues are altering.
Though the Colchester restaurant developed an enormous listing of morning regulars, and followers for its egg sandwiches, its weekday breakfast is now a factor of the previous. Beginning June 1, the couple shifted their focus to lunch and dinner.
“It is what we do finest,” Lindsay mentioned. “We was once a meals truck; we have accomplished lunch and dinner for 5 years, and that is been our factor. Now we’re constructing on who we already are.”
The brand new all-day menu, accessible Wednesday by way of Saturday from 11 a.m. to eight p.m., options the favored Crispy Rooster Sandwiches, Fried Fish Sandwiches, BLTs, Bay Burgers and Massive Pac, a burger made with native alpaca meat. The couple will even be serving fried clam rolls all through the summer season.
Rising prices for breakfast components — the value of eggs jumped 300 p.c within the yr Pioneer was open, chef Jean-Luc mentioned — slashed already-thin revenue margins on the morning meal. .
“I need to construct some form of recession-proof mannequin,” Jean-Luc mentioned, “as a result of who is aware of what’s on the horizon.”
Pioneer will proceed to supply Sunday brunch from eight am to 2 pm, with new objects like Eggs Benedict and Biscuits with Alpaca Sausage Gravy.
“We could not depart our standard breakfasts within the mud,” mentioned Jean-Luc. “We’ll simply go all 9 of us on Sundays and blow it up with an enormous menu of all issues enjoyable.”
“And we put the hash brown within the [regular] menu so you may get it each day,” Lindsay mentioned. “That’ll ease the ache slightly bit.”