Most people know the tale of Hemingway and his six toed cats, descendants which still roam the grounds of his Key West home. Well right next door to the Hemingway Home and Museum on Whitehead Street is a cute little eatery called the Six Toed Cat. They have both indoor and outdoor seating available as well as a small retail shop that sells Six Toed Cat souvenirs like mugs and tee-shirts. The outside of the building is a cute white conch style house and the inside is wide open with colorful island decor.
I had breakfast with my mom here on New Year’s Eve. They were busy, but not packed and we got a table right away. Yay! The decision was difficult because there were many interesting options on the menu, but we finally settled on a couple choices. My mom ordered a typical breakfast of bacon and eggs over easy with toast. I decided to splurge and get the stuffed french toast, although I was on the fence with the Lobster Bene as my alternate. We also got tea and orange juice. I have to say, OMG! First of all, any time I get fresh squeezed OJ at a restaurant is a cause for celebration. Nothing better. And the food was done to perfection. eggs may not seem like all that difficult a thing to get, but many places over cook or under cook them They were done just right. And the bacon was served crispy as requested. The stuffed french toast was soooo good. There were two pieces of texas toast filled with a delicious creamy filling and fresh berries.
And the service was excellent. Our waitress was awesome. She was polite and friendly and most importantly she checked on us regularly. All in all I would have to say that this was a great experience and I will definitely be coming here again. Maybe next time I will try them for lunch. The grilled cheese with apples, bacon, and gruyere sounds amazing as does their spicy shrimp wrap and their lobster rueben. YUM!