Sunday, April 26

Hello, Let's Do Brunch

Cafe Europa Desserts
{Chocolate Strawberry Cupcake, Apple Pie, Honey Pie}
photo by Fresh Fish Creative

Welcome to my first post for Bristow Fresh. Since it's Sunday, I want to share my favorite indulgence at the end of the week - brunch! Today, we were off to Cafe Europa in Crestwood. I love this place, but the pastry display at the front is unforgiving. I get hypnotized by those gorgeous desserts, nose pressed to the glass, drool spilling copiously from my mouth. These sweet treats are small when you expect them to be big (pies) and big when they are usually smaller (cupcakes). I started with a chocolate cupcake topped with strawberry frosting that had the taste and texture of neapolitan ice cream. And finished by ordering two more cupcakes (same kind), a honey almond cookie, a honey pie, a mini apple pie, and a soft, moist slice of apple bread to take home. In between, it was a hearty steak and eggs, hold the Bloody Mary. Happiness sandwiched within happiness. Yum.

My Top Five Favorite Brunch Spots....
{+} re:Verse - Fantastic brunch choices and the perfect seat for people watching.
{+} Café Europa - See above.
{+} Happy Gillis - With only five tables, it's small and quaint but the friendly reception and attention to detail is what makes me love this place. {Below} their Bloody Mary presentation: Garnished with a plastic mermaid, roasted red pepper, olives, lime and a Slim Jim. Vodka on the side. photo by Fresh Fish Creative

{+} Benton's - Two words. Champagne Brunch.
{+} Corner Cafe - The giant cinnamon rolls are ooey-gooey goodness that I need to revisit soon.

So what are your favorite places for brunch?


tiff said...

you say tomato but since we've moved i haven't made it down there lately, but rather to georgie porgie's. good thing the place is so cute or i wouldn't give it so many chances. lately its been fairly consistent.

Luanne Field said...

Cafe Europa sounds deadly--- I'll avoid since I lost weight for Maui :) Would like to try Hapy Gillis- sounds like my kind of place. But now that the nice weather is coming, my favorite place is on my home deck- or your patio.....