Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Daily Cafe

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: 

Roasted Pear

Broiled Grapefruit

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 


Trevor Sis Boom said...

I really can't wait until you uncover these gems more local to me. Its all about me. And why don't more places serve broiled grapefruit? Why don't I just cook it myself more often?

Banana Wonder said...

Trevor - I know what you mean about the broiled grapefruit... this should be standard! So delicious! I will be on the hunt down South...and hope you will join me.

CaliforniaKat said...

There's something to be said for solid, consistent tasty food. Wow, broiled grapefruit. My interest is piqued!

Sippity Sup said...

We all have favorites like this in our own neighborhoods. What makes your such a stand out is broiled grapefruit! Yes please... GREG

Banana Wonder said...

CaliforniaKat - Let's hope broiled grapefruit makes a come back - at least in our own house holds.

GREG - Broiled G Unit fruit all the way!

Ivy said...

The first dish is more towards my taste. Never heard of broiled grapefruit before but sounds interesting.