I have to say I'm a little embarrassed I haven't been here until this point. My old roommate Erica was here all the time, at least it felt like it, (hey Erica, why did you never take me?!) so it seems a shame we have put off eating here for so long. Along for the ride with us was our new friend Ruth Duersch- she's doing a PR internship here this semester on break from Brigham Young University. We love to steal great BYU people and convince them Ann Arbor is better... because it is.
Atmosphere: 6. I'm beginning to realize how ridiculous these atmosphere ratings are... what kind of scale is this? How on earth can Afternoon Delight's rating be related in any way to The Earle? The fact is, they aren't, so the numbers here are a little irrelevant, but for the sake of the format we've established, we'll keep rating. For fun. So for fun, Afternoon Delight rates at a 6. Its a quirky little breakfast/lunch spot that is totally Ann Arbor. It's not trying to be anything fancy, it just lives up to its well established reputation. Ruth didn't love the atmosphere- she didn't like that it lacked uniformity. Neither did Elisabeth, which you would expect from her if you have seen her room.
Service: 7. Eh. Nothing spectacular but also not bad. Status quo.
Food: 7. The menu offered all the standard breakfast and lunch fare- omelettes, pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, soups, salads etc. But they also had some really interesting items on their menu unique to Afternoon Delight- like the Muffin Delight- "a hot split bran muffin filled with your choice of frozen yogurt," and a whole host of other frozen yogurt treats.
However, we did not order the Muffin Delight. But Ruth ordered the Morning Delight- "a special blend of ham, cheddar cheese and egg, served on a whole wheat English muffin," Elisabeth ordered the Cheese Blintzes- three thin pancakes filled with a mixture of ricotta and cottage cheese, topped with strawberries, chocolate chips, and sour cream. It sounds bizarre, but was evidently really sweet and delicious. I ordered a really boring plate of biscuits with sausage gravy- down home southern cooking was just calling my name that day. As to be expected Elisabeth (and Ruth) ordered hot chocolate, and this cup gave Northside Grill a run for its money. Ruth gave it two thumbs up, "Three, If I had them."
Overall: 7. Afternoon Delight was tasty and fun, but it doesn't set itself apart from the other breakfast/lunch places in town. Its certainly worth going to and is fairly inexpensive.
If you go: Check out their website, or find them on facebook. It's super crowded on the weekends! Expect to wait upwards of 30 minutes to be seated.