I got sick yesterday (yes, on a Saturday!! :-() and Bobby had to work... what a great way to start a weekend! So apart from doing mandatory office work (I'll leave it at that), I half-slept the whole day - not the most comfortable situation, and this was mainly due to insanely painful headache with matching slight fever. I planned to do so many things - create a fabric necklace, bake cookies, attend a birthday party, and go shopping. None had been crossed out from my list... oh but except one thing which I didn't exactly plan for necessarily - make cheese fondue. I'll post this soon.
So enough with my whining session as this morning was a little bit better (at least the weather was). Since our Saturday morning routine had gone kaput, we opted for Sunday brunch at this uptown cafe called Tweet. If you check out their site, you'll be drawn to the cuteness of it - well I was. I can imagine my own cafe and have this kind of website - the colors and graphics are very warm and inviting. And the menu exhibits not only your typical breakfast fare, but also has healthy options - you'll see the words "organic," "vegan," and "gluten-free". I was definitely sold.
This place has always been on my list of breakfast places to try and so after a 20 minute commute, ahhh... we finally meet. Okay... so, the exterior and interior design did not actually live up to the cuteness (almost Winnie-the-Pooh-like) of the website. It was rather rustic and eclectic - too many colors going on and odd paintings filled the walls. But it was not bad - it' just not what I expected. Staff was very friendly and our waiter, Rex, had this "small-talk" thing going on -- I probably only understood half of what he said but I smiled (and sometimes made small laughs) politely.
Now for the food review. Coffee - typical refillable taste. They are very attentive to your coffee mug, refilling it so often even if you've just had a sip or two. They have complimentary breakfast bread (so they call it), but it's actually cake-ish - sort of corn muffin but with blueberry flavor. I liked it. Bobby ordered the Denver Omelette - as you can see in the photo below, it was overflowing. And I thought we're eating healthy haha! It was good - you can't go wrong with ham, bell peppers, and onions, but what made it a little different and sinful is that it had cream cheese inside and out. A lot of it. It was also served with a cup of fresh fruits and english muffins with butter and jam. Not bad for $11 because you can share this meal as it was a definitely large portion. But of course we didn't share, tsk, tsk.
I had my usual Mexican selection... Chilaquiles. Again, large portion and bursting with colors - definitely a feast for the eyes with all the cilantro, avocados, cheese, and sour cream. I decided to go vegetarian on this and did not get chorizos with it. Good idea. I wasn't able to finish the whole thing! It was okay for me, loved the first few bites, then it got overwhelming. Too many tortillas, and the black beans were a little bland. Would've wanted more salsa or mole, but the eggs and cheese made up for it. XOCO still reigns supreme.
And if those weren't enough, we also ordered a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for dessert. Probably since it came with the main course, it already got cold and dry, but then freshly whipped butter saved the day!
I'm not jumping up and down (ala Randy Jackson of AI), but overall it was a good brunch. The ingredients all looked and tasted fresh and unpretentious. If there would be a next time, I'll make sure to just share with hubby, or cut back on the second main course.