Winter Park residents have yet another reason to rejoice. Chef John Rivers has added insanely delicious southern breakfast delights to his restaurant arsenal at his Southern Restaurant The Coop.
Brought to you by the team behind 4 Rivers Smokehouse, The COOP is a Winter Park neighborhood restaurant celebrating the home-style fare of the South. Serving up hospitality at every table, Chef/Owner John Rivers offers comfort food classics made from scratch daily. Passed-down recipes and seasonal ingredients come together in the form of iconic dishes from Southern Fried Chicken, Low Country Shrimp & Grits to Mississippi Mud and Lemon Icebox pies.
A picture is worth a thousand words! These drool-inducing photographs by the brilliant Bokeh Studio captures the soul soothing experience that awaits you at The COOP.
Chicken and Waffle: Fried Chicken Tender atop Belgian Waffle with a Warm Bourbon Syrup – Need I say more? But oh! How can I resist. Crispy and ultra flavorful chicken, light and moist waffle drizzled with sweet syrup. I so wanted MORE!!
COOP Benedict: A poached egg, sliced tomato & pecan smoked bacon topped with hollandaise sauce. Let me confess Egg’s Benedict is my weakness. On the flip side I am painfully critical when it comes to it. Perfectly cooked poached eggs, thick slices of crunchy pecan smoked bacon, bursting with lemony hollandaise sauce – this my dear friends, is seriously delicious eggs benedict!!
Tamale Pancakes Topped with Pulled Pork: I adore tamales, melting in your mouth pulled pork topped with warm maple syrup – this is a party waiting to happen in my mouth!!
Sweet Potato and Pecan Pancake: No southern meal is complete without sweet potatoes and pecans. I am predicting this will be a hands down winner with kids too!!
Catfish, Grits, and Egg: Cornmeal crusted fried catfish over Anson Mills creamy grits topped with a fried egg. Flaky and light catfish, creamy grits, sunny side egg – a dollop of hot sauce in the mix – you have a classic winner!
Pecan and Maple Crusted French Toast: There is something to be said about the classic combination of nutty pecans with southern dishes. It incontestably heightens the dish to another level.
I was already planning my second visit before I had finished this soul-soothing meal. On my Must-Try list are Chef River’s signature items:
- Southern Poutine: Crispy french fries, covered with melted cheese, sausage gravy and topped with a fried egg
- The King French Toast: Peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiched between two slices of French toast
- Low Country Omelet: Sautéed Gulf Coast shrimp & smoked Andouille sausage in a spicy red sauce over a bed of Anson Mills grits
- Winter Park Classic: Three Lake Meadows Farm fresh eggs, potatoes or grits, with pecan smoked bacon, breakfast sausage links, or texas sausage
- Blueberry & Lemon Compote Pancake
Are you HUNGRY Yet? Breakfast will be available Monday – Saturday from 7 – 10 a.m. Address: 610 W. Morse Boulevard | Winter Park, FL. For more details Check out The Coop’s Website, Facebook, or Twitter Page.