A Chicago north suburban favorite reborn — Kappy’s

Kappy’s has been in the Chicago suburb of Morton Grove for more than 30 years and was the kind of old-school diner that had the spinning dessert refrigerator in the front with massive cakes and pies in it all the time. When my son was young, I remember taking him there for a birthday meal just so he could get a piece of one of those cakes.

My Kappy's veggie omelette with fruit and whole wheat
My Kappy’s veggie omelette with fruit and whole wheat toast.

Massive pieces of cake are off my menu since my 2012 angioplasty, and they;re apparently not front-and-center at Kappy’s anymore either. A new generation of the owner-family has taken off and freshened the place up a bit.

My wife and I tried it on a recent Sunday. The menu is still immense and I didn’t see many low-fat, low-salt choices despite the new decor. So I went with what has become my standby meal at such places, an egg-white omelette. It was one of the best I’ve had.

Included in it is broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach. That’s a wider variety of veggies than most so-called veggie omelettes I’ve had other places. I was able to get it with a side of fruit and whole wheat toast without butter, fitting it into my low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet.

A cross-section of my stuffed veggie omelette at Kappy's.
A cross-section of my stuffed veggie omelette at Kappy’s.

I did add ketchup, which adds salt and sugar unfortunately, but I can;t eat eggs without it. Great to see Kappy’s is still serving great meals — although I have to admit I miss that spinning cake display.





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