Darren doesn't work on Fridays, so after I get home, we tend to go out somewhere to have a late breakfast or an early lunch.  One of our favorites on the east side is the Mission Cafe.  The food is outstanding, and the family that runs it has the whole customer service thing down to a T!

As you can see, the front of the restaurant isn't much, but that's because it's all about the food at The Mission Cafe at 3350 Wedgewood.  They are open for breakfast and lunch, and let me tell you, come very hungry!  On Friday, Darren got the ham and cheese torta, which got us talking about Fred's in Juarez and eating one of their sangwiches after a long night of, um, studying, yeah, we were studying Mom! 

A thick slab of ham, slathered with what seemed like a pound of guacamole and the best bolillo, like ever!  I ordered a bowl of caldo de res and got a vat of delicious beef, tons of potatoes, carrots, cabbage and a huge portion of rice on the side.  We ate like crazy!

Mission is one of those places where you would swear your grandma is in the kitchen.  It may be a restaurant, but Jose and Marta Alvarado and their family will make you believe that you're the only one they're cooking for!

Check out the Mission Cafe, a Hidden El Paso Gem!