Restaurant Review: Blue Sky Cafe
Location: 22 West 4th Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Hours: Tues-Sunday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Atmosphere: Blue Sky café is a typical neighborhood breakfast spot. It is a tiny space and, on the weekends, is jam packed full of people. Inside, there are booths and freestanding tables as well as a bar you can eat at and watch the chefs cook. The walls are exposed brick, the floors are hardwood and the tables are simply black. A large chalkboard hangs on the main wall listing the daily pancake and lunch specials. Big picture windows look out onto the street and paintings hang sporadically on the walls. The atmosphere is homey and kind of earthy but a little messy in my opinion.
Service: The service here is quick to say the least. If you are looking for a nice, long enjoyable breakfast, this is not the place to go. The crowd is so large on the weekend that the staff is purely looking to turn tables so you are somewhat rushed to order. Our waitress was accommodating and quick, which was good because we were starved. Blue Sky deals with its large crowds well and moves people in and out efficiently.
Food: Offering both a lunch and breakfast menu during their hours of operation, Blue Sky has a large variety of dishes for its customers. Items range from-create-your-own omelets, to wraps, to salads, to paninis, to specialty pancakes and French toast. I ordered an egg white omelet with garlic, broccoli, green peppers and Gouda cheese along with a coffee. The omelet was the perfect size, not gargantuan as some tend to be at other breakfast places in the area. The toast was crispy and buttery and served with a side of jelly. I left Blue Sky feeling satisfied but not overly full, it was perfect.
Pricing: Blue Sky is priced averagely I would say. For my omelet and coffee I paid $12. Breakfast items really don’t range much in price, they all cost around $7 or $8. Lunch items range from $6 to $9. Meals at this restaurant are the perfect size and I think very fairly priced for the amount of food you get.
Overall, Blue Sky is a cozy Saturday or Sunday morning brunch spot! It has fresh, tasty food and you are fed quickly and sent on your way. The one issue is the crowd; however, the longest I have waited for a table was 20 minutes and the food is well worth the wait.