Nestled in the historic district of downtown Gilbert, serving breakfast and lunch from 6 am. – 2 p.m. is the Farmhouse Restaurant at 228 N. Gilbert Rd. It is one of many very successful restaurants in downtown Gilbert.
The Farmhouse Restaurant has been the recipient of various awards for the “Best Breakfast” for many years. Originally, located south of the current location, the owners, a mother and daughter team purchased the historic building and moved from the original location 2 miles further south on Gilbert Rd.
My Early Morning Breakfast
When you write about a restaurant you just can’t go by what others have said, you have to try it out for yourself. After seeing the long waiting line on Saturday mornings, I decided to stop in Friday morning and avoid the long wait. Upon arriving at 8 a.m. the restaurant was practically full except for two small booths. After reviewing the menu, I decided on the Chorizo, green chile, cheese and sour cream omelet. My omelet was excellent and very filling. My only regret was that I did not order their cinammon rolls that I’ve heard so much about.
The seating area is not large enough to handle all the customers during the busy times, so it is good to plan ahead. It is easy enough to look up the restaurant on any search engine and review the ratings to see that I’m not the only one that enjoys the food. The interior is authentic 1920 construction with adobe walls and wood plank floors. After a filling breakfast or lunch, you’ll be able to burn off some of those calories by walking around the corner to Water Tower Plaza where you can see the old adobe pump house that was Gilbert’s first jail. Then go across the street and see what is playing at the Hale Centre Theatre.
When you’re looking for a breakfast or lunch spot that is uniquely Gilbert and a welcome change to the franchise restaurants, you’ll do well to stop by the Farmhouse Restaurant on Gilbert Road.