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Brunch: CFood

Jacquilynne | Jan 20, 200806:22 PM

I had a brunch meeting at CFood on Saturday, and I can't say I expected much. The name thing is just soooo precious. The meal, then, was a pleasant surprise.

The menu is prix fixe, and at $17 it's not exactly cheap. Still, for that price, you get tea or coffee, OJ or a smoothie, plus three items from their breakfast menu. They also served a little pre-brunch snack of sugar pastries with 3 different jams.

Most of the items on the menu are traditional brunch stuff, but a few things, like the banana bread french toast stand out as originals. Everything I ordered or snuck of someone else's plate was delicious. Portions of each item aren't huge, but three of them together are a substantial meal.

I ordered eggs bennie (classic, tasty), bacon (fairly thickly cut, nicely crisped without being overcooked) and the aforementioned banana bread french toast, which was both different and excellent. I also tried the fries, which were salty and crisp and very good, whether dipped in the leftover jam, syrup or hollandaise sauce. That stacks of pancakes on other people's plates looked both adorable and delicious at the same time, and that's a tough bill to fill.

Service was good. It's a pretty tiny space, so I'd imagine it's jammed up the wazoo on Sundays but Saturday wasn't too bad -- plus they took a reservation. Our waitress was really accommodating in general, and didn't even hint that our 2 hour brunch was taking up a significant portion of her dining room. We cleared out quickly when a party of five came in wanting our 6 top, but because we wanted to be accommodating, not because we felt rushed at all--she hadn't even brought the bill at that point.

The added bonus is that for a group brunch, the prix fixe makes it totally easy to split the bill.

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