Three Roses Bed & Breakfast "Where breakfast is an event!"
209 E. Howard St.
Pontiac, IL 61764-1919
We want our breakfast to be the best you can have; so, we have a large menu for you to choose from. Special diets are no problem. If there is something you want that is not on the menu, Sharon will try and make it possible. We offer gluten free choices for those who are sensitive to gluten. Just let Sharon know and we will provide meals for you without gluten. We also serve vegan and vegetarian meals on request. A full breakfast (included in room rates) is served on elegant china in the dining room or on the wrap around porch, along with linen napkins, soft music (if desired), candlelight and sparkling crystal. Guests not only choose their breakfast but also the time they would like to eat, anywhere from 8AM to 11AM. One of our first guests said it best. He said, "This isn't breakfast, this is an event!"
Because we only have one cook and we want our meals to be served hot and fresh, we are not able to prepare breakfast cooked to order for groups larger than 4. Groups will be served no more than 6 items which will be planned with our guest input. (Example: Egg & Cheese Strata, Hash Browns, Sausage Patties, Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Bowl.) Couples and singles are also limited to 6 items; however, these can be made to order. (Example: Oatmeal Flaxseed Pancakes, Bacon, Coffee, De-Caf Coffee, Juice, Scrambled Eggs)
PANCAKES & WAFFLES (Very
generous servings - only eggs and/or meat should be ordered with these -
no other breads or muffins) Pancakes - Choice of: Buttermilk - (we are
told these are the best in the world from someone who's eaten them all
over the world), Blueberry, Buckwheat, Oatmeal, Banana, Orange, Butter
Pecan, Cinnamon Roll or Apple - all pancakes can be made gluten free and
Vegan as well.
Belgian Waffle (These are the size of your plate!)
Our Own Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes
(featured in "Taste of Home Cooking for Two" Fall 2008 issue) Everyone is
surprised at how tasty and healthy these are.
TOPPINGS: (One fruit choice per
person or couple)- Fresh whenever possible (IF IN SEASON) Strawberries,
Apples, Blueberries, Peaches (this counts as a fruit choice because you
get a LOT of fruit)
(Blueberry, Banana, Coconut, & Butter Pecan) or Pure Maple Sirup (We are proud to offer
our guests Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup on their pancakes or French
Jam or Jelly
POTATOES, ETC. (limit one choice per person)
We've been told that our hash browns don't need ketchup! Always crisp! Spanish Hash Browns (with onion and green pepper)
Grits - You tell us how you like yours!
Hash Browns to Order: We'll put anything you want in them - mushrooms and cheese come to mind!
Skillet Breakfast - Hearty
Helping of our famous hash browns, topped with one, two or three
"Sharon's Eggs", crumbled bacon and cheese OR ham and cheese OR sausage gravy.
Sharon's Eggs (Sunny side up,
steamed with soft, medium or hard center - no crispy stuff (If you like
the crispy stuff, let Sharon know - that can be arranged.)
3 egg Fritatta with cheese - fills your plate - you choose the vegetables and/or meat
Eggs Benedict (This is a meat,
bread and egg choice. Do not order additional meat, eggs, pancakes,
waffles or bread if ordering Eggs Benedict. Fruit and/or hash browns go
nicely with Eggs Benedict and are acceptable additions)
Omelet, Ham & Cheese Omelet, Denver Omelet (Omelets served with
cheddar cheese)(Omelets with meat in them count as a meat and egg
Vegetarian Omelet (you pick the veges - limit of 3 veges)
Omelet - Low carb version of our skillet breakfast. Tomato & Onion
Salsa, artichokes, mushrooms, cheddar jack cheese, bacon bits, sour
cream and 3 eggs, baked in a skillet and served on china. (You don't
have to be on a low carb diet to order this!)
MEATS - Limit one choice per person, couple or group.
Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
MUFFINS & BREADS - All
homemade from scratch - really! (Because these are all homemade from
scratch only one choice per person or couple please-sometimes we can
make exceptions - just ask)
Muffins: Orange, Bran,
Blueberry, Banana, Cranberry, Butter Pecan and Poppy Seed Muffins -
muffins can all be made gluten free (except Bran) and are delicious!
Cinnamon Roll or Pecan Roll
Wheat Toast, White Toast, Rye Toast
Flax Seed, Sunflower Seed & Poppy Seed Wheat Toast (People go nuts over this and it's healthy!)
Scones- tell us what kind you like - we are told they are better than a world famous coffee house whose name we will not mention
Cream of Wheat
Oatmeal (regular or gluten free)
Baked Fruity & Spiced Oatmeal - This has been a hit with everyone who's tried it!
Homemade Granola (gluten free)
CHOICE OF FRESH FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE BELOW
- Limit one fruit choice per person (AVAILABLE WHEN IN SEASON) Pink
grapefruit, Banana, Apple, Orange, Strawberries, Peach, Cherries, Grapes
(green,red, & sometimes black), Blueberries, Mango, Seasonal Mixed
Fruit Bowl (Sharon's favorite is mango, blueberries, strawberries, and
kiwi as seen in photo slide show on this page). Please let Sharon know
if there is a fruit you don't eat so we don't serve it to you)
JUICES - limit one juice choice per person. Pink grapefruit is fresh juiced. Cranberry is fresh juiced also. We let you add whatever sweetener you like to the cranberry juice - choice of sugar, Splenda, blue packet sweetener, honey, or agave nectar, or even plain if you choose
Milk (skim, low fat, whole) soy milk or almond milk
CREAMERS: Half & Half, Milk, Amaretto, Irish Cream, French Vanilla, Hazelnut (let us know if there is something else you like)
SMOOTHIES: Takes the place of
fruit & milk choices Sharon's favorite is Almond Milk, Banana,
& Strawberries, but we will make whatever you like best! This is a
meal in itself! Just let us know what you want in it. These are huge!
Don't order a heavy breakfast with this or you should share it!
PLEASE NOTE: Please be aware that we will prepare
your food to your personal preference, however, we are not responsible
should you become ill from eating undercooked food.
Seasonal Favorites: In the mid
spring to early summer, we have fresh rhubarb coffee cake. This is the
coffee cake that turned Sharon from a rhubarb hater into a rhubarb
lover! Mid to late July, we have hand picked fresh blueberries that are
out of this world!
We feel our breakfast menu is extremely generous; however guests who
order food exceeding the guidelines on our menu will be charged a
surchage in an amount consistent with the excessive expense and time