Cafe Really… really not gonna happen again. We checked out Cafe Really for breakfast on Wednesday and thought we were in for a really great breakfast due to its amazing decor, friendly staff and amazingly delicious sounding menu. Unfortunately the food was nowhere near what we were expecting.
We had a $20 Groupon to spend on breakfast, so we went big and got the:
- Steak Benedict on toasted brioche with strawberries, grilled hanger steak, pink peppercorn mascarpone cheese, poached eggs, basil sauce and a side of breakfast potatoes.
- Steak and Eggs with a pan seared angus ribeye, two eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes and toast.
Lets talk about the steak benedict first, no benedict should come without hollandaise sauce… but this one did and thats strike number one. The grilled hanger steak was flavorless and way over cooked, well unless you count burnt a flavor. The pink peppercorn mascarpone sounding delicious but was incredibly overpowering and pretty much killed the dish from the start. The basil sauce was faint by comparison and the only thing we really liked were the breakfast potatoes.
The steak and eggs were also less than desirable. At first glance I was way disappointed that the pan seared angus ribeye was so small it fit completely underneath my eggs… but then when I ate the steak I didn’t mind it being so small. The lack of spices combined with an abundance of burnt meat left an awful and long-lasting disgust in my mouth. The best part of the steak and eggs breakfast would easily be the accompanying toast and breakfast potatoes.
And yes… that is my pan seared angus ribeye with burnt grill marks.
The breakfast potatoes were golden brown, lightly seasoned and delicious!!!
We cant recommend Cafe Really unfortunately and probably wont be making another trip back anytime soon. Out waitress was easily the best part of our whole trip but unfortunately the food is what matters most.