Clary's Corner Cafe

1500 Lucerne Ave
Lake Worth, FL
Clary's Corner Café is without a doubt the very definition of a hidden gem. When you finally find the door, you'll know you've found something special. Taking the quick walk through the restaurant's food-lined pantry shelves and past the open kitchen is a bit like going down Alice's rabbit hole, but staff is friendly and smiling all the way. If you ask, owner Vicky Elliott will tell you she wasn't always so well hidden, but rather she first opened 12 years ago in Palm Springs. Four years ago, she relocated Clary's Corner Café to this magical spot in Lake Worth, a tiny nook on the west side of an aging apartment building off west Lucerne Avenue. She's still offering the same immaculately delicious breakfast and lunch items, working alongside a single line chef to serve you some of the most crave-inducing food in all Lake Worth. While the current Clary's has pared down the menu from the original version, forever favorites include the chef-owner's homemade biscuits and gravy, smothered in a thick, pepper-flecked cream sauce, and her signature dirty grits, a heaping plate of slow-cooked grits, ham, bacon, onions, and melted cheddar cheese served with toast. Don't leave without a taste of Grandma Lida's Pecan Sticky Bun French Toast, a recipe Elliott concocted to replicate the smell of her grandmother's kitchen when she was a child. More like a dense bread pudding than a traditional breakfast dish and topped with a dense pile of chewy candied pecans, it's a sinfully sweet way to begin any day.

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