Falafel: chickpea fritters, israeli couscous with lemon and mint, carrot and beet slaw, roasted red pepper and spinach salad and garlic yogurt with freshly grilled flat bread.
The Daily Cafe is an unassuming brunch/lunch spot in the Pearl, largely overlooked by the poppin' Pearl weekend crowd, and never any lines. It's one of those Portland style cafes embracing everything that is local. Sundays offer a real brunch menu serving Kim Boyce's pastries, an "appetizer" be it cooked fruit or oatmeal, and an entree option, all with copious amounts of Stumptown Coffee. Not a bad deal for $14.95.
The last visit happened to be a late Saturday morning so I had the falafel plate ($10) for breakfast - everything about the plate screamed fresh, from the piping hot chickpea fritters to the steaming-grilled flat bread. Falafels are the new breakfast of champions, right?
2X2 scrambled, with bacon
The future husband consistently gets the 2x2, with all your basics of a lumberjack sort of breakfast. Some of the brunch action happened below:
Chicken Apple Sausages
Smoked Salmon Plate "Entree"
The Daily Cafe does not disappoint nor does it dazzle. Just really good food, no lines, and endless streams of java juice - keeps me coming back for more.
The Daily Cafe
902 SW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209