Cafe Mei Mei breakfast
Starting this past Monday, Cafe Mei Mei has begun serving breakfast on weekdays from 7-2. The selections are drawn largely from their brunch menu. We went today and had a wonderful time. The place is lovely in the morning, with sun streaming in from the back windows. The food was sensational and the prices can't be beat--my fried eggs (3 in all), beautifully prepared with jalapeno and gouda, was $6, and the corn-crusted french toast (among the best I've ever had) was $7. Special fresh-squeezed juice today was blood orange, which was at peak flavor. Coffee was Stumptown (what else? they now own all of Brooklyn) and at least for the moment, is free.
Given the fact that there is almost no place in the Cobble Hill area to have breakfast on the weekdays--let alone a good breakfast at a bargain price--I feel that this is something well worth checking out.
Based on this post, my friend and I went to Cafe Mei Mei for "breakfast" at 1:30 p.m. We enjoyed ourselves.
I had the johnny cakes with gravlax and corn emulsion. Despite the kind of repulsive name, the dish was good. The corn cakes were very corny and tender, and the corn emulsion was a nice, sweetish sauce on top. The gravlax didn't have a lot of flavor, but it was tender. And the sweetest part was that this perfectly satisfying lunch was... $6.00.
My friend had scrambled eggs. They were perfectly done and came with sides of toasted 7 grain bread (two slices) and wonderful hashbrowns, which were more like very crispy potato cakes, elegantly stacked with a dollop of sour cream on top. The price for her dish was the same sweetness: $6.00.
Our coffees were $3.00 each, with perpetual refills, so the whole deal came to $9 a person. Wow.
The interior is bright and cheery, with hundreds of yellow flowers accenting the yellow woven placemats. Service was professional and friendly, if a little overly attentive because, very sadly, we were the only people there. I hope THAT never happens again.
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