My favorite little breakfast and lunch cafe in the burg.
Last time I wrote about Simple Cafe, I wasn’t so impressed. Since then, I’ve been back twice in an effort to eat some breakfast while I read a book. I’d initially set out for Rabbithole, but it was so packed I couldn’t even open the door. So, I decided to give brunch at Simple Cafe a whirl, and I’m glad I did. With no wait time at all, and a nice, bright, happy atmosphere; I was happy to step inside, be seated right next to a big window and the space heater. Their menu for brunch actually is pretty expensive, especially when you count in their specials that they always have. They keep the coffee flowing, and the food is much better than the last time I’d went a few months back.
Just look at that big, crusty roll above. Doesn’t that look heavenly? The first weekend, I opted for homemade lamb sausage, with a Mediterranean spicy sauce and amazing gratin dauphinois. And eggs, which I’d asked for over easy but gotten scrambled. I forgive them. The sausage was very tasty, especially with the sauce, which reminded me of my Mediterranean Spiced Shrimp that I make sometimes. What I really want to talk about however is the gratin dauphinois, which are essentially potatoes sliced and baked in butter, garlic and cream. Not the healthiest, but damn is it tasty. The next weekend, I got steak and eggs, once again with the same potatoes.
Honestly, the food, service, and price are all on point, so I can’t think of a better place near by to just relax and get a tasty home-style breakfast on Bedford. And, if you’re wondering, that’s Hunter S. Thompson’s Rum Diary below.
Where: Bedford, between South 3rd & South 4th. | How Much: Cheap, about $20 or less for breakfast, fresh OJ & unlimited coffee. Cards okay.
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