Breakfast at The Clock is a great way to start your day. When you arrive in the morning more often than not you will find Max sitting in the corner table (which doubles as his unofficial office). Here he is busy tallying the receipts from the previous day and watching over the proceedings with the air of a begrudgingly benevolent grand marshall. It’s great sport to listen to him parry with the staff as they set up for the day or negotiate prices with sellers and workmen. Max pretends to be a rough-hewn Aussie but he’s really an extremely interesting world traveller who is now happily ensconsced in Fes and the party responsible for the behind-the-scenes operation at Cafe Clock. He brings a wealth of restaurant experience to the cafe and everybody enjoys his curmudgeonly ways.
Order up some scrambled eggs, carmelized banana pancakes or a bowl of fresh fruit and watch your fellow early-risers prepare for the day. Some are doing business, some are mapping out their tour for the day and others are getting oriented as they just arrived or saying their goodbyes as they have a plane, bus or train to catch.
Sooner or later Mike, the owner, will arrive. His entrance never goes unnoticed as he greets everyone at the top of his hearty lungs, usually in a barage of greetings that includes three different languages — two of which are badly pronounced. But pay no mind, for his energy is infectious as he orchestrates the staff, greets the guests and conducts three business meetings simultaneously. The day is now in full swing.
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it prepares you for the day ahead and Cafe Clock is a great fueling station … for food, information, referrals and entertaining repartee. The coffee machine is in high mode by 8:30 a.m.