Nestled in the heart of Little Portugal you will find the cutest, quaintest, and tastiest brunch spot you ever did see. Saving Grace cafe is easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for the faded sign on the window. Important note: if you're thinking of dragging yourself, and all the friends you went out with last night to SG on a Sunday between the hours of, oh, 12-2pm....just don't. Because you literally won't fit and probably won't be in the mood to wait, and thus your whole Saving Grace experience will be ruined. And no one wants that!
INSTEAD, I recommend coming here during the week (maybe you have the day off?!) or on a weekend where you can eat breakfast at a breakfast-y time (9-10 is fairly reasonable). Start off with a very generously portioned $4 smoothie. Also, check out the 'Specials' listed clearly on the chalkboard. Even though the french toast with caramelized bananas is ranted and raved about on every blog/website I've seen, we all opted for a more egg- oriented dishes.
|there's something oddly comforting about mismatched coffee cups|
|Chorizo frittata with mushrooms and peas|
|Spinach and goat cheese omelette|
|Corn cakes, poached eggs, tomato chutney, side greens (Special!)|
Brunch at Saving Grace is like going to visit your cool, hipster friend's apartment that's had all its furniture replaced with tables and chairs. Absolutely no more than 25 people fit in here at one time, making the whole experience comforting, cozy, and casual. The food is delicious, the people are happy, and the times are good.
Come soon. (but not too late in the day).