From what I hear, this beautiful little restaurant has been hidden in plain view for years!

(Photo from Liz Jeressi)

When my wonderful friend Sophie recommended we meet at the Back in Time Cafe in Bradley Beach for lunch, I was surprised to find such an incredible restaurant!

Then I remembered the time my son was waiting to take a train from that station and told me about the great eatery there.  In fact, while we were there, we saw a grandfather with his young grandchild having a meal there just so that the little boy could enjoy hearing and watching the trains go by!

This isn't some fast-food/coffee-bagel/grab something for the train/in-and-out kind of place. This is a true, sit down and be served, beautiful restaurant, with a wonderful outdoor patio.

And the crab cakes are amazing!!!

(Photo from Liz Jeressi)

The inside decor looks fabulous, although we chose to sit outside on a warm, summer, drizzly day because of the ambiance.

What a great surprise for breakfast and lunch! I will be back :)