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Styers Garden Cafe, Glen Mills, PA, along Route #1 provides good food, but the following incidents which occurred today, June 18, 2011, at brunch should provide some considerable pause to potential diners unless these are addressed by the restaurant:

1. We were a party of 4 and had a reservation for brunch. No problem so far. Had we arrived as 2 separate groups of 2 each we would at each table have received as part of the Cafe's normal provisions a small loaf of freshly baked bread which is served in a small flower pot. The bread is quite good. For our party of 4 we received one loaf of bread. Our daughter and boyfriend had just driven up from Washington and were hungry so we four went through the bread in short order. We asked for a second loaf and were charged $3 for it. No one told us we were going to be charged. Seems to me that since we would have received 2 loafs had we been at 2 separate tables (2 at each table), the second loaf should at least have been free. The food is not cheap. Scallops ($17) and omlette ($11) for example. Everything is al a carte.
2. Hot tea. I ordered a cup of hot black tea after the meal ($2.50). The tea pitcher and cup of tea arrived without the tea bag. I happen to like my tea strong and had planned on leaving the bag in the cup. But since no bag, I had to make do with the pathetically weak tea which was provided. A little presumptious to say the least!
3. Attitude. The attitude of the waitress was haughty and, when I asked for olive oil to go with the bread, I actually had to repeat myself since she seemed dumbfounded that anyone would make such a request.

Jun 18, 2011
kendm in Philadelphia