This wildly (excuse the pun) popular breakfast and lunch spot is an ode to the egg. The dining room features egg art and even egg-shaped salt and pepper shakers. The creatively titled offerings include “Violet You’re Turning Violet” blueberry pancakes and “Crispy Hippie Crunch” granola waffles.
This eatery serves traditional breakfast and lunch fare with the flair of a gastronome. Try hearty breakfast dishes like “drowned eggs” — eggs poached and served in a tomato cilantro sauce, or decadent pancake creations like lemon souffle or bread pudding.
The decor may be a throwback to Elvis and the 1970s, but the menu is a modern mix loaded with vegetarian and vegan offerings. Try the black bean burger or the 'vegan meatloaf' with lentils, bulgur wheat, vegetables, herbs and spices served with a tomato sauce.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are served at the latest restaurant opened by Canadian chocolatier Ghyslain Maurais. The menu has a European flair with dishes like the Pan Bagna Nicois sandwich and Greek quiche. For breakfast, there’s a full selection of French pastries. And of course you can’t forget the chocolates.
City Cafe is a lunchtime favorite among the downtown office crowd. Its creative (and reliably good) lunches and dinners are based on cuisines from around the world. Few restaurants do more for the cause of soup.
The perennially popular eatery offers outdoor seating and a brunch menu served all day Saturday and Sunday. The tomato-dill soup is a house specialty, and salads and sandwiches include names like The Naturalistic and The Louis XIV (chicken salad with apple slices and lettuce).
Watch your step when you duck into this lower-level lunch spot: Its cozy dining rooms are crammed with antiques from Head House Antiques and Uniques, which is located upstairs. Try the Benedictine, bread pudding with bourbon sauce or homemade soups.