Bright and early breakfast offerings

Bright and early breakfast offerings

Richard Seja definitely had the worker in mind when he set the hours of operation for Kimmy’s Cafe.

The restaurant, which officially opened its doors at 2950 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard in Port Arthur Tuesday, Feb. 28, fires up its grill bright and early at 4 a.m., perfect timing for refinery workers who are looking to stop in and grab a bite on the way to work in the wee hours of the morning. Kimmy’s hours are Monday-Thursday from 4 a.m. – 10 p.m. and the restaurant is open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday,  it closes at 10 p.m.

Kimmy’s, named after Seja’s daughter, doesn’t serve up fast food offerings either, but instead hearty breakfast meals like the Classic Breakfast, a meat lovers paradise that comes with two eggs, two strips of bacon, two sausage links and two pieces of ham with all the fixings. The Chorizo Burrito with egg comes highly recommended for Tex-Mex aficionados as well.

The waffles are heavenly and were probably our favorite out of the dishes we tried. The Waffle Meal comes with a nice-size waffle that takes up the whole plate and bacon and eggs.

And those looking to eat healthy have options as well.

Kimmy’s offers a variety of fresh juices such as beet, orange, celery and carrot. You can even mix fruits and vegetables together if you want like we did. We got creative with cucumber and green apple. All the juices are made with fresh fruit with no additives and are a hit, especially with fitness gurus and those watching their waistline.

“They fill you up,” said Gissell Lopez, manager of Kimmy’s Cafe. “Many people drink the juice only for their breakfast.”

Health nuts will also appreciate the Fit-Chicken Omelette — made with egg whites, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, sliced green grilled peppers, grilled onions and grilled chicken.

“Everything is cooked with vegetable oil and made fresh,” Lopez added.

Paige Snyder, who works at the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, and her husband Scott, who works at Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7, both enjoy eating at Kimmy’s.

“They have some really nice portions and the food is made in-house,” Snyder said. “They also have coconut ice cream that they make there.  

“The restaurant is very clean and I was impressed with the hours,” she continued. “It’s great for the men and women that work out at the plants or have to go to work early. They can go by there and get some great breakfast or whatever because I think you can order anything you want at anytime.”

Although we opted for breakfast, Kimmy’s menu includes a wide variety of lunch offerings as well including the Hoagie Cuban Sandwich, which comes with turkey, salami, pickles and Swiss cheese; Kimmy’s Club, a sandwich made with lettuce, tomato, ham, turkey, roast beef, honey mustard, and ghost pepper cheese. Spicy! And again, focusing on healthy options, Kimmy’s serves up several salads and wraps.

Kimmy’s is also accommodating, Snyder said.

“The one thing about my husband working for the drainage district is they are always looking for overtime meals and places that can deliver to them. With Kimmy’s Cafe, they can call in an order at 4 o’clock in the morning and they deliver to his office. I think they are very accommodating for the working men and women of Southeast Texas.”

For more information, follow Kimmy’s Cafe on Facebook or call (409) 344-8706.

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