We stopped for brunch at Ponzio’s, one of Cherry Hill’s oldest restaurants having been in business for over 50 years. The lobby was packed, which we expected for a Sunday, but we were promised a table in 10-15 minutes. Serving customers in several rooms, our wait was actually only 10 minutes. Our server, also being quick and especially helpful and pleasant, took our drink orders immediately. From the breakfast menu, we chose Eggs Benedict, a Fajita Omelet and an order of French Toast.
The Eggs Benedict were perfectly poached eggs with slices of ham sitting on a toasted English muffin. The hollandaise sauce drizzled on top was fresh and delicious. Accompanying the eggs were a side of home fried potatoes that were perfectly cooked with a nice crispness. We still tend to like the addition of onions with the potatoes but they were tasty even without onion.
The Fajita Omelet was 2 eggs folded over with roasted onions and peppers, cheddar cheese on top and sour cream on the side. The omelet was also very good but could have used a lot less onion inside.This also came with a side of potatoes and choice of toast.
The French Toast was 4 slices of fried Challah bread with a choice of a side of meat, we chose bacon. The french toast was equally delicious, toasted well on all sides and the bacon was cooked well.
Overall, we enjoyed our breakfast which made it understandable as to why Ponzio’s is always so crowded and has lasted over 50 years in this area. The restaurant also offers a bar and displays a mouth-watering bakery. Large cookies, cakes and pies make it almost impossible to resist.