This weeks' destination for Bunny and Brandy was Bakin' and Eggs, a charming cafe and restaurant boasting home made everything. Our Ladies were told it would be an hour wait for a table, but were pleased that there were plenty of benches upon which to alight, as well as coffee, tea, and pastries to nosh upon. The hour wait turned out to be less than 30 minutes, as Our Ladies were whisked away to a table near the back. Happy to see the tables were not crowded in together, Our Ladies took in the loveliness of the sunny and open space, which was painted with subtle cheery colors and not overly decorated with meaningless breakfast themed art. The space was a tad loud, but they got used to slightly elevated conversation in time.
Brandy's entree of choice was the Sauteed Spinach Omelet, which included mushrooms and Gruyere Cheese, and came accompanied by bacon, toast, and cheese grits. The omelet was a little watery once broken into, but the eggs were cooked nicely and the cheese perfectly melted. The grits too were very pleasant, with a wonderful peppery note. The real surprise was the home made raspberry jam, which Brandy slathered liberally onto her toast.
Bunny decided upon the Banana Bread French Toast, which came served with butter, banana rum sauce, and hazelnut ganache. The banana bread itself was very light and moist, but didn't quite bring the French-toastiness one would expect. Bunny did enjoy the various sauces that allowed one to customize each bite to their desired flavor.
Bakin' and Eggs shines with its simplicity; easy and accessible food done well is better than a plate with more twists than a roller coaster any day of the week. Drinks, starters, and entrees came out to just about $20 a person, a particularly good value for the variety and portion size. Service was friendly and informative, though it did take quite a while to get the check. Brandy didn't mind, as she is a waiter's worst nightmare when it comes to "camping out" after a meal, but Bunny, who had a parking meter to pay, wasn't amused. All told, Our Ladies left Bakin' and Eggs quite pleased, quite full, and quite full of ideas, none of which are ever a bad thing. As Bunny heard a young lady say once on television, "Don't get it twisted."
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