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If you are impressed with Miltons give Perkins a try, you will be amazed!
The breakfasts at First Watch are fabulous!
The food at First Watch is good, but the coffee is inexcusable. I stopped going there just because of the coffee.
The're OK but I hate the weird potato things they have so I just tell them to not bother putting them on the plate. They obviously came out of a bag from the freezer.
Perkins and First Watch don't hold a candle to Milton's.
First Watch will never replace Miltons. Perkins could go away and never be missed. For all the people that didn't like Miltons you all were never missed. We did fine every day with out you. The only place in town that did as much breakfast business as we did was McDonald's. Eggs,Eggs,Eggs.
You did fine until it went out of business. Sounds like margins were too low and the new health care costs limits an owner from having too many restaurants (50 employees actually).
"We did fine every day with out you."
Considering that attitude ... your new place at 901 can do fine without us, too. I had thought about trying it, but now - not so much.
Couldn't agree more! The food at Milton's was fine. The attitude was what kept us away.
Mirth has a great breakfast menu. I really prefer it to Milton's. 1/2 block E. of Mass on 8th St.
The thing that I LOVED at Milton's was the David's Blend coffee. It was top notch coffee. I am worried that I will not be able to get it anymore for my relatives as gifts for birthdays and holidays. I love that coffee. It was by far my favorite coffee ever. Sad day!
Don't worry, David's blend is not exclusive of Milton's at all. It's a common market hazelnut blend. It wasn't made specially for them, just a popular coffee.
I read that the Milton's at the Kansas Union will remain open, and I've gotten David's Blend there before.
keim's rocked the breakfast world...nobody has ever even been a contender.
WHEATFIELDS is better any day than Miltons. COME ONNNNNNNNNNN
Grace its still open and I dout they do half the business on any give day that Miltons did. For mindspeaking you can still get some coffee,just be a couple weeks.
I never ate at Milton's, but did hear a lot of conversation about how good a place to eat it was. It should be interesting finding a good quality breakfast place. Never been to First Watch, but have heard it's pretty good.
go down to global cafe, pretty good.
So what to do about brkfst? How about those folks go home after church and eat at home and cook! What's wrong with that?
Funny thing is, people eat breakfast on other days too - strange but true. AND people have been known to consume eggs or pancakes outside the a.m. hours and enjoy it! AND some people dont' go to church, or go on Saturday, or later on Sunday. AND some people go out to eat with their family after church because it is a "day of rest", even for the cook, or because they want to. What a strange comment.
wilbur always has strange comments.
Miltons had the best breakfast in town.
Gee whiz one-eye-head, are you really that crotchety?
If so, I bet you don't have many friends LOL
Who needs friends when one , oneeye :), can have more enemas, sorry enemies.
All the restaurants downtown are dirty, Casbah has so much grease and dirt on the floor, it could serve as the SLT, buffaloed bobs, dirty ductwork, just fine for dining, and who wants a bunch of chicks with unshaven legs in birkenstocks serving eggs benedict arnold.
I'll fix my own frien eggs over easy and my own toast and when I want a good dose of laxative , head to Ihop and get some pancakes and for weight gain, go to McDonalds with the biscuit, bacon and round egg. Never did like those square folded eggs.
Lawrence hasn't had a good breakfast place since Margaret's folded.
As for downtown dining, well let's not call it dining and certainly not fine dining.
The new 901 will pawn itself off as "upscale" and eventually close when the reduced rent structure is no longer.
As far as Miltons being missed, the same was said of Paradise, but who remembers it now or cares.
Eating out is not healthy for the most part. Even wilbur can attest to that. The best is to say at home, be miserable and watch TV. It is soooooooooooo lonely to be old and crotchety. But then someone needs to be in Lawrence since most of populace is strung out on pot and in la la land.
By the way, where are all of these retirees going to eat that Hank Booth and Hugh Carter are recruiting? Hy Vee, that's where!
Well, I for one,(and thats not "eye") after trying to read your posts, would say that probably most people are as happy as you are that you choose to eat at home
"Eating out is not healthy for the most part. Even wilbur can attest to that. The best is to say at home, be miserable and watch TV. It is soooooooooooo lonely to be old and crotchety. But then someone needs to be in Lawrence since most of populace is strung out on pot and in la la land."
Wow. Of all the ridiculous comments written about people who consume cannabis, this has got to be the most asinine statement I've ever read. I wasn't aware that you could get "strung out on pot." Maybe you wouldn't feel so old and crotchety if you vaporized some cannabis. Give it a try sometime.
To borrow a quote, "We get more done after 4:20, than most people do all day."
I hope the coffee and the eggs benedict carry over to the new place. I feel the same kind of loss as I did when the original Drake's Bakery (where the Mad Greek is) closed. I also hope that the new place retains some of the ambiance of Milton's. It was a wonderful atmosphere in which to begin a new day.
Miltons: killer breakfasts, great coffee... super wait staff, and no attitude at all. The best breakfast place Lawrence has had for over 20 years. This place will be missed. The rest of you can go to denny's or mcd's... and then to taco bell for dinner.
Well, i guess a little imagination and fantasy would help Miltons.
I thought this article stated they had only been open for 15 years?
Farewell Miltons. Seems a little risky to leave an established business and take a chance on a new and smaller venue. I understand that the menu at Miltons will largely be buried with the closing. There always seemed to be a lot of attitude at Miltons that could be traced back to the ownership. Real or perceived, that is why I won't miss Miltons. I will give their new spot a slim chance but they will have to overcome the downside Miltons projected.
Give Wheatfields a try. A silver lining in Miltons closing is all you people who always ate their might find Wheatfields to be better. Their bread and their food are prepared on sight and not packaged and shipped in. Niether Perkins or First Watch are downtown nor is their food nearly as good. Perkins is no better than IHOP or Dennys or any other chain with food shipped in. If you want to try a chain that is not downtown, don't forget Panera. For a chain they are probably one of the best.
Hy-Vee Breakfast ROCKS!!!!
And the subsequent diarrhea is great for maintaining your weight!
Why are they bringing the staff to the new location? The reason I stopped eating at Miltons years ago (other than the sometimes awful food quality) was the rude staff! Milton's customer service was horrific, even by Lawrence standards!
5thgeneration--i also miss the old Drake's. Probably the last of the diners in Lawrence. Fried egg sandwich, anyone?
The latest version of the Haskell Diner had a pretty good egg sandwich. Too bad the latest version has already closed. I wish someone would get their act together and make it the great breakfast place it could be.
When did they close? I was there last weekend.
I'm ready to make my own breakfast and sit back and wait for the fireworks between the new partners to start. Stay tuned. This will be an interesting ride.
Not since Drakes have i found a good breakfast spot. Debbie and Karlene I miss you!
--- The Eldridge ---, The Mirth ---, Global Cafe ---, Wheatfields ---, First Watch ---. Eggs Etc in the Plaza area ---, the Bluebird( serving local products) @ Summit and 17th street up the street from the new Kauffman Performing Arts Center. --- and more like having friends over for brunch outdoors with coffee.
Loopy's looks a little small from the street. And the patio landscaping is not too hot. The entire "alley" area needs some serious and beautiful year round Kansas landscaping.
Two of the individuals do know how to cook up some good food. Enjoy the holidays everyone.
I was so disappointed to hear about Milton's closing...I have been going there for years..my partner and I had our first date there. I am highly skeptical of this "Loopy's" place, and suspect that it will fold in a couple of years, if not sooner. This is a sad sad sad time. What will be even sadder is when a stupid bar or a hotwings joint opens up in the MIlton's space. Downtown Lawrence is turning into Aggieville. sigh Love you David, but I am NOT very happy with you right now.
If you love David, why would you not be happy for him? Milton's had a fine run in downtown. Give Loopy's a chance.
I won't miss it. Although nice to some, the attitude was definitely there. One bad habit was when you came in, by yourself, with two or three people, the wait staff would always say just one. Just should be eliminated. It is a negative alienating term which indicates that the staff doesn't care about you. It should never be used. When you smiled at the owner, he would often turn away, if you had a question, he wouldn't answer. The attitude was definitely there.
I miss Paradise which was a 100 times better, foodwise and atmosphere. At least no running uncooked whites with the eggs. Everyone was welcomed, regulars and new customers.
Good riddance. The owner is a complete jerk and I wish him nothing but failure. Ate there several times a week years ago (the food, coffee, and wait staff were great), until one late morning during the week the owner asked me and a business associate to order food or leave (we were drinking coffee). I cannot believe he had the audacity to do this and he did it in a partially filled restaurant during the week...I would never table squat with people waiting as this is my biggest pet peeve. I went back after I cooled down and asked him to explain his actions and/or apologize; he refused and stated he could do what he wants...giant loser. I left after that and have never been back. I am glad to know of his new venture so I won't go there to eat. Wheatfield's gravy and french toast are the best.
Had a similar run-in with the owner a couple of years back. Plenty of other better options out there.
I ate there twice with a good friend. Although the Eggs Benedict was fantastic, the service was horrible. They practically rushed us out the door. They were continually taking our plates and wouldn't leave us alone. I never went back after that second time, so no I will not miss it at all. And yes, they have a little place in the Kansas Union, and no I do not visit it at all. A business with service like that does not deserve my business.
The better than you attitude espoused by most at milton's was enough for me to never return. The food was just average or below average as well. Just look at the posts above by one2no for evidence of the attitude problem.
Never understood why some smelly, dirty hippy waitress making $3.25/hour plus tips thought the world revolved around them.
Mirth, Mirth, Mirth!!!! N.W. corner of 8th and New Hampshire!!
Ok, we now know you are the owner of Mirth...enough with the advertising...This message brought to you by the fine folks at First Watch....Come see us at 25th and Iowa.
Years ago we went to Milton's regularly and had a lovely experience with both food and wait staff. However, after my first son was born we went less regularly because I got the feeling kids weren't welcome. The last time we went, my son (who would have been younger than two) bumped the table causing a bottle of hot sauce to fall off the table and break. Holy moly! The hostile reaction from the owner was incredible. I was mortified. We've never been back and we'll probably not go to his new place either. I miss Paradise.
yes, what is the deal with some businesses in town that don't like kids? heaven forbid you have more than 2 with you as well. is it a KU faculty attitude? my son with my grandchildren has even heard patrons say, 'don't you believe in birth control?' and he has 3 kids. he's heard it more than once and it came from elderly.
Haven't been there in years mostly because the place had an air of pretentiousness that is rivaled only by the finest restaurants in Paris. The place served pancakes and scrambled eggs and toast but you'd think they were serving Steak Au Poivre and the finest wines on the planet.
I'm thinking Arby's...
Never heard of Milton's and my co-workers here in town never have either. Must not have been that great...
You must not get out much.
So...why are they closing again? I don't get it. I can remember being told that they weren't allowed to take "to go" orders on weekends, because of how busy they were. Were there landlord issues? Their business seemed pretty steady.
Change. Lawrence can handle it??
I just saw that a few other places are expanding into breakfast, including Genovese.
Teller's has a decent "brunch" on Sundays, a la carte.
Ah Drakes, last of a kind (remember the cuss jar.) Sure wish someone other than the "chains" could serve breakfast at 5 AM for those who start work at 6. Thought we might have had something going when Hayes House was on Kasold, but fizzled pretty fast. Unless you set at the bar, there was some crappy service. Did like their breakfast though.
Milton's will truly be missed. It is a Lawrence staple and loved by many. Think what you will about the owners and the staff, but the truth is they care very deeply about the customers and the city of Lawrence. (At least the current staff). Many of them know almost every customer by first name and are always willing to make sure your breakfast experience is the very best. In a high volume restaurant it is hard not to feel rushed, in order to make the wait time as little as possible you must eat a little faster. The food was GREAT! I wouldn't wait an hour for a table if it wasn't. I am sure that "Loopy's" will be just as amazing with a little twist, the coffee will be the same, the staff will be the same warm and inviting staff you come to see every weekend and best of all they will now be open double the hours! What are you guys complaining for?! I will not be changing my breakfast spot, clearly these people know what there doing or else Milton's wouldn't have been as successful as they were right? (Anybody wishing ill thoughts on another person's business ventures is tacky and rude, you just look like a grump)
It seems to be human nature for people to complain rather than complement. I must say that since several people had problems with what they called attitude. When you hear several with a similar comment, one would tend not to just dismiss it as negative people simply putting down any company.
if Melton's was just a breakfast place, I wouldn't miss it myself. I'm just not that much into breakfast time meals nor breakfast oriented food. (However, for those such as yourself that will miss it, I'm sorry for your loss.) For breakfast fair, I like Perkins. Someone I'm with can get their breakfast, yet others (such as myself) could eat something else that isn't breakfast oriented food.
I will never wait for an hour for a table - it's an absurd thing to ask customers.
Especially when there are easy ways to prevent it, like reservations and call ahead lists.
I waited 20 minutes once just to get a cup for some coffee -- and I was standing at the counter with cash in my hand. That was the last straw for me. Bye, bye Milton's. Won't miss 'ya.
I tried to get a job there once. I had a bandana on covering my mostly bald head from chemotherapy and the lady interviewing me told me I was involved with gangs. I was so ticked I just let her keep going until I got up and walked out.
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