Cafe l'Aube - South and 15th
Just hit this great little spot on a Sunday mid-morning (menu doesn't change throughout the day, so I hesitate to call it "brunch"). Had a very nice "Gouda dinde" crepe (turkey, gouda, and fresh herbs) for about $6.
For me, the best part is that they are pouring Intelligentsia coffee.
I had a nice chat with the owner who seems very enthusiastic. The croque monsieur and Brussels waffles look very intriguing, so I can't wait to go back.
It's by no means a fancy place (order at the counter and food gets brought out to you) but it's beautifully decorated inside.
All in all, a great addition to the area.
Have been back twice now. Had a fantastic croque monsieur on one occasion and a very good crepe with goat cheese, bacon, tomato, and egg. The crepes are incredibly light. It's a nice contrast to Beau Monde (which I love) in that these leave you full but not stuffed.
I think it's the best coffee in the city. I know many love La Colombe, but I don't think it comes close to Intelligentsia.
The Brussels waffles are delicious, also the crepes. I've been back several times just for the waffles. Very authentic recipe, not too sweet, clear flavour of eggs in the batter, excellent. Best are those made by the owner (who is French) - he's there most weekends, some weekdays. Great cafe ambience too.
I can't wait to try it - thanks for the comments.
BOY is that neighborhood changing. I was just there this last week for the first time in a few months and couldn't believe all the new, appealing storefronts, newly fenced vacant lot/demolition site, etc. Take that, sucky economy! Go local business!