Last Tuesday my OTHER Holly friend and I decided to meet for lunch near where she works at Fort Ben. Not Rick’s wife, but Holly Harrison Lee, who has been my friend since we were in first grade.
Neither of us had been to Cafe Audrey’s at the Fort, but were glad to try a new place. It is only open for breakfast and lunch and they serve breakfast all day. I decided to try the breaded tenderloin sandwich and Holly had an omelet.
The description says that it is made with homemade crunchy breading and that the meat is tender inside. This was true. It came with homemade chips for $7.99 but I substituted cottage cheese for $1 more. There were several other sides I could have chosen as well as an onion rings or wedges upgrade for $1.49.
I have been pondering how to rate this sandwich for a few days. I liked it. The breading was flavorful and indeed – very crunchy. The meat was tender. The problem for me was the ratio of breading to meat. I think the breading overwhelmed the meat a bit. It was 2/3rds breading to 1/3 meat. I would have liked it better if those ratios were flipped. But, nonetheless, it is a good sandwich and I would give it a strong 4.
Holly liked her omelet and the rest of the menu looked very good. The place itself is very quaint and inviting. It is very clean. The manager checked in to make sure everything was okay and our server was very sweet and informative.
She said the restaurant was built in 1901 as stables for the horses on the fort. Later it was used as a post office. More recently it has been a restaurant. It has just reopened after closing briefly while transitioning to new ownership. They were serving off of the previous menu when we were there, but hope to have their new menus soon.