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Pilgrimage Cafe

Seige | Mar 1, 201512:28 PM

So the Hubster and I decided to check out the Pilgrimage Cafe for brunch today in the old Citizen Cafe location. They're still working out a few kinks, but the food was excellent.

We got there around 9:30 this morning (Sunday) and they were already pretty busy, with more people filing into the small space. They clearly weren't expecting to be so busy and were caught off guard with only 1 waiter for a period of probably 15-20 minutes. Getting drink orders and just orders in general filled took a bit longer, but the waiter was incredibly apologetic and friendly. And they got an extra couple of wait staff to help out eventually. I think they're still just trying to figure out staffing. Once they have that nailed down, they'll be good to go.

I read somewhere that the donuts were worth the trip alone, so we started with the peanut butter mousse donuts. They were super yummy and drizzled with honey and crushed peanuts. They actually had a bit of an Asian sort of peanut sauce flavor to them, which I really liked.

I had the classic bennie and Hubster had the chilaquiles with turkey mole. I also ordered a side of hash browns because I didn't realize my bennie would come with a side of fried yucca. My bennie was really good. The hollandaise is house made with lime instead of lemon. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about that, but I LOVED it! The ham was flavorful and the eggs were poached perfectly. There's nothing more I hate than eggs that are poached too hard. Hubster also enjoyed his chilaquiles quite a bit. I think it could have been a bit spicer for him, but he really likes spice. It was about right for me - flavorful and spicy, but not requiring a drink of water after each bite. I'm a bit of a spice wimp though. The hashbrowns were sort of so-so, nothing out of the ordinary, but fine.

All in all, I'd say this is a great brunch spot. We're looking forward to trying it for dinner sometime too.

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