Restaurant Reviews

Half Day Cafe

January 22, 2015

As you can tell from my last post, I’m always in search for a great brunch place  (and by brunch place I mean French toast). I found Half Day Cafe not far from my house, so I decided to give it a try.

The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version: 

Good not great.
The French toast was really disappointing, but the pancakes were good.

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

The location is really convenient and offers a lot of parking in the back. We arrived around 12:30 p.m. and the wait was only about 20 minutes even though the restaurant was packed (I much appreciated that since I was starving). The restaurant has a simple décor, but it feels really comforting to be in because there is A LOT of natural light that comes in through their floor-to-ceiling windows!

What we ate (and drank):

  • Mimosas ($6.50)
  • French toast ($8.25)
  • Wheat Pancakes ($7.25)

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The mimosas were good and they didn’t skimp on the champagne.

The French toast was very disappointing, it was brioche bread in a coffee kahlua batter with orange butter and maple syrup. The orange butter was the only real flavor that came through. The bread itself was tasteless and unmemorable. This part of the meal was a waste of money. It was very average and provided more calories than flavor.

The pancakes, on the other hand, were very good. I was compelled to order them because of the raspberries because I normally wouldn’t opt for whole wheat pancakes. It was definitely the raspberries that made a difference, they were cooked into the pancake making the flavor stand out and keeping the pancakes very moist. The whipped cream that came on the side was a great addition as well. I was happy with this dish, but this dish alone doesn’t convince me to come back soon.

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