Cafe 44 opened March 2012 in the old Tortuga's location (44 Leigh Ave).
We love Cafe 44 for their hearty breakfast served throughout the day (open Tues - Sun, 7:30am - 3pm) and have made them our go to for weekend breakfasts. They also serve lunch and may be adding dinners.
The space has a very relaxed vibe and super friendly staff. It's always a pleasure to dine here or just grab a cup of coffee and sink into one of the comfortable couches in the side room.
What stands out the most at Cafe 44 is the high quality and generous portions. The omelette's are excellent. Home fries are made in house using red skin potatoes. Fruit cup is made using what's fresh and local. Coffee is roasted on site and I prefer Cafe 44's to those other guys further up Witherspoon! In addition to the excellent omelette's, we're looking forward to trying the challah french toast and more.
A couple of notes for first timers... it's a 10 minute walk from Palmer Sq or park on street in the primarily residential neighborhood, place your order at the counter upon entering, pay at the time of ordering, grab a table and your meal will be served to you.