December 21, 2011 by Nina
By far my favorite hotel experience ever. If Cancun was the worst part of the trip, this was definitely the best. We took a sunrise walk and climbed on the cliffs behind the restaurant and had a terrific view of the waves crashing on the rocks. With our room located right near the beach, and the restaurant literally on the beach. Who doesn’t want to eat delicious tacos with their toes in the sand? And the food was good. Really good. The breakfast (Latte and Huevos Rancheros) was pretty disappointing though.
Apartado Postal 49
77780 Tulum Roo, Mexico
Phone: +52 415 387 9806
Category Breakfast/Brunch, Mexican or Latin American Cuisine, Mexico | Tags: Best hotel in Mexico,best hotel in Tulum,best place in Mexico,HUEVOS RANCHEROS,latte,Mexico,tacos,Tulum | 1 Comment
November 22, 2011 by Nina
Ravenous was actually recommended to me by the owner of Bell’s via Facebook (which I love by the way. I wish more people would do this!). We were seated by a quirky waiter, who immediately convinced me to get a Hot Chocolate with House-made Whipped Cream. I must say that I felt like it was too expensive overall, but still pretty good (they could have put a heck of a lot more whipped cream on if you ask me). I had the Texas Crepe (Homemade chili con carne, with cheddar cheese, scallions, and a dollop of sour cream) and Julian had the Heloise (Goat cheese, grape tomatoes, scallions & fresh basil). Mine was a hardy lumberjack kind of breakfast, with fries that were double-fried. The fries are definitely on the top of my best fries ever list. They were the crunchiest fries I’ve ever had. Julian had the more sensible breakfast (aka healthier), one that perhaps French people would eat. When we were leaving, Julian pointed out that the Crepes are not make fresh, on the Crepe maker, which really colored my experience of the place, because I had definitely felt like the crepe itself was too thick and not very fresh tasting. So that was really disappointing. I’m sure they make them in house, just ahead of time, but you can really taste the difference between that and a fresh crepe. Either way, we had a good time here, and I think Julian really loved it.
Category Breakfast/Brunch, NY, Saratoga Springs | Tags: and a dollop of sour cream,Breakfast in Saratoga Springs,Brunch in Saratoga Springs,Crepes in Saratoga Springs,goat cheese,grape tomatoes,Heloise,Heloise Crepe,Homemade chili con carne,ny,Saratoga Springs,scallions,scallions & fresh basil,Texas Crepe,with cheddar cheese | 1 Comment
November 13, 2011 by Nina
Julian and I decided to stop in at the Chelsea Market on our way to have breakfast at Le Grainne Cafe, but instead were distracted by the wafting smell of Sarabeth’s. We thought we would get a pastry, but realized that they actually do have breakfast, so we stayed to eat. I had the Green and White Eggs (with cream cheese and scallions) and Julian had the breakfast special with Eggs and a Scone. The scone was delicious, and came with a great homemade Apple Butter (mine did too). Julian’s eggs were pretty boring, but mine were super delicious, so we just put both of ours together to make one pile of green and white eggs. It was also really fun because there is a large window where you can see all of the Sarabeth’s staff working away. Next I want to try their breakfast in Tribeca.
75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Category Breakfast/Brunch, NY, NYC | Tags: breakfast,breakfast in Chelsea,breakfast in the Chelsea Market,Brunch,brunch in the Chelsea Market,chelsea,Chelsea Market,Eggs (with cream cheese and scallions),great homemade Apple Butter,Green and White,homemade Apple Butter,ny,Sarabeth's | 1 Comment
November 10, 2011 by Nina
I went to Dominick’s with my mom on my lunch break, and didn’t think the food was very good. It has a cafe-style feel (I suppose it is a cafe and perhaps their baked goods are better), but with food in cases like at Bistro-To-Go. I had a Vegetarian Hummus Wrap that was just okay, and I felt that for the price, it was really not worth it. It just felt too bland. I would have ordered the Chicken & Red Pepper Mozzarella Panini, but per the cashier’s recommendation I had the wrap. That weekend, Julian and I wanted to take his dad to Gabriel’s, but it was closed. So being the only other place I could think of for breakfast in uptown, we went to Dominick’s. I ordered the Challah French Toast w/ maple syrup, and also a Corn Muffin toasted with butter. The corn muffin didn’t come, so I asked what happened to it (after we had all finished eating), and he said “oh shit I completely forgot.” Lovely. It was good once it came, but I think overall, we were all disappointed by our food. Generally speaking, they don’t have great options for breakfast either. Julian ordered oatmeal (something I didn’t even know he ate), and it was pretty boring, not that oatmeal can really be that interesting. I must say though that their cappuccino looked pretty fantastic.
34 North Front Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Category Breakfast/Brunch, Kingston, NY | Tags: Challah French Toast w/ maple syrup,Chicken & Red Pepper Mozzarella Panini,Corn Muffin,Corn Muffin toasted with butter.,Dominick's,Vegetarian Hummus Wrap | No Comments
November 2, 2011 by Nina
We had really meant to go here the day before, but because of the rain, we only got as far as the Chelsea Market. It was packed once we got there, but despite this, we were seated immediately. I ordered a Cafe Au Lait, which came in a soup bowl-my favorite! Julian had the œuf maison (poached egg on a goat cheese potato cake which comes on either spinach or ratatouille, he had ratatouille), which was wonderful. I had never had ratatouille before, and I really enjoyed it. I ordered the croque madame (country bread with ham and cheese toasted with an egg), something I’ve been thinking about trying for a long time. It was so delicious. The bread was really fresh, and the cheese that was melted on top was plentiful. Next time I hope to try their Creme Brulee, which has received all sorts of awards. A great breakfast/brunch spot in NYC!
Le Grainne Cafe
183 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Category Breakfast/Brunch, NY, NYC | Tags: award winning Creme Brulee,breakfast in Chelsea,breakfast in NYC,brunch in Chelsea,brunch in NYC,country bread with ham and cheese toasted with an egg,croque madame,french breakfast,french breakfast in NYC,nyc,poached egg on a goat cheese potato cake on either spinach or ratatouille,ratatouille,œuf maison | 2 Comments