I’d think it’d be fair to say that we were pretty crazy about the three breakfasts we enjoyed at The Cooked Goose in Westerly, RI – we were, after all, only in Rhode Island for three mornings!
The first morning, we gave The Cooked Goose a shot due to little more than curiosity after hearing some good things, and its convenient location on the road from the inn to town, but after a delightful meal of asparagus quiche, eggs florentine, and a deliciously fluffy lemon ricotta pancake, we were sold and all of our other breakfast options fell to the wayside. We followed that first meal with breakfasts of cinnamon roll french toast, strawberry pancakes, grits, eggs, and sausage – everything you could want for breakfast, and everything prepared so well. The daily special postings on facebook would grab our attention while we were getting dressed, and each day it was the perfect start to a day of exploring the area.
The Cooked Goose is the kind of place where the staff and customers all seem to know each other. Inside the door, there’s a table of reserved newspapers with patron’s names on them. The owners were constantly making the rounds, often taking the time to have a seat and chat with friends – a lot of first names were used. Even though this was both of our first times to the area, Meredith and I felt right at home from the moment we sat down, and wished that we could make The Cooked Goose part of our morning ritual, even after our vacation was over.
I shouldn’t forget to mention that their lunch menu and prepared items looked as tasty as their breakfast, but although our stomachs were telling us otherwise, Meredith and I opted to only eat 40% of our meals at The Cooked Goose this time around.