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Brunch at 14th and U

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caphill2320 Dec 15, 2006 02:54 PM

Hi, meeting a friend for brunch tomorrow before a little holiday shopping and was looking for a new recommendation. One of us is veggie, the other, not so much. We've already been to Polly's and Busboys.

Are Creme, St-Ex or Bar Pilar good for brunch?

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  1. jpschust RE: caphill2320 Dec 15, 2006 02:57 PM

    I really like St-Ex quite a bit for brunch.

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      alopez RE: caphill2320 Dec 15, 2006 10:53 PM

      Etete has excellent food for veggies and non-veggies alike.

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        foodiejourno RE: caphill2320 Dec 18, 2006 09:57 PM

        Creme had a lot of good buzz, but the last time I went, the wait was horrendous and even though the omelet was decent, it didn't come with anything (no toast, no bacon, no potatoes). I expected more.

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          caphill2320 RE: foodiejourno Dec 18, 2006 10:28 PM

          I have enjoyed Creme for dinner but totally agree on the horrible waits. Last time I went I we ended up waiting for 2 hours on a Saturday night while a table of four just sat there not paying the check, not eating, not drinking.

          We ended up going to Bar Pilar which was really disappointing. I had heard such good things about the new dinner menu and St-Ex was packed, so we headed down the street. The menu was incredibly limited, my veggie friend had a really hard time finding something (at brunch this should not be that difficult) and our waitress was nonexistent. Next time we'll head back to Polly's or Busboys.

        2. jpschust RE: caphill2320 Dec 18, 2006 11:20 PM

          Yah, Pilar's brunch just isn't up to snuff compared to the rest of its menu.

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            edub RE: caphill2320 Dec 19, 2006 12:47 PM

            Even though you'd think it's just a coffee house, Mocha Hut has excellent brunch food -- eggs, waffles, etc. You order, grab a seat and someone will bring you the food. Quite reasonably priced too.

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              caphill2320 RE: caphill2320 Dec 19, 2006 01:59 PM

              Actually, we stopped over there after brunch to pick up a cup of coffee (the Bar Pilar coffee was NOT doing it for me) and noticed how good the food looked. Definitely on the list to try out some time.

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                drjimkim RE: caphill2320 Dec 19, 2006 06:20 PM

                I went to Mocha Hut for breakfast last Saturday - I particularly enjoyed their pumpkin spice latte, but everything at breakfast was excellent (I had toast with eggs over easy & potatos and my wife had the salmon cake).

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