Eating international fare at a local restaurant bypasses many transatlantic travel woes, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with this Groupon.
$8 for $16 Worth of European Breakfast and Lunch
Choose between the following locations:
Though the menus differ slightly, both include housemade cinnamon rolls ($4.59), french toast stuffed with scrambled eggs ($8.79), and german potato pancakes ($8.29–$8.39). Little Euro also offers a drive-thru espresso bar.<p>
Little Euro or Old European Breakfast House
When people walk into Little Euro or Old European Breakfast House for the first time, most of them couldn’t tell you what aebelskivers are. Unlike buttermilk pancakes, croissants, and other imported specialties, they haven’t become a common part of American breakfasts. But once diners sample the ball-shaped pancakes—served with toppings such as blackberry syrup or stuffed with sausage and havarti cheese—they most likely add them to their breakfast lexicons.
Beyond their deliciousness, aebelskivers are significant to the restaurants’ staff for another reason. Tami and Dave Sevier own both Little Euro and Old European Breakfast House’s Spokane location. When Tami’s grandmother, Marie Mekkelsen, was 18 years old in 1906, she moved away from her poor family in Denmark to join her brother in America. Before leaving her homeland, Marie’s mother made one last dish for her—her favorite Danish aebelskivers. Marie carried the memory of these unique pastries with her, passing it down through the family. To this day, the chefs use the same recipe Tami’s great-grandmother used in Denmark, crafting them from scratch alongside crepes, belgian waffles, and hungarian goulash with red potatoes. To heighten the authenticity, they squeeze their orange juice in-house rather than buying it from the store.
Lunchtime diners also have their pick of sandwiches and housemade soups. Little Euro also has an espresso drive-thru for drivers to grab an on-the-go pick-me-up before sitting through a business meeting or Wagner’s entire Ring Cycle.
517 N Pines Rd.
Spokane Valley, Washington 99206Get Directions