Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hawthornes Cafe (738 11th Street) describes themselves as a beer boutique and gourmet eatery. So far, I've only been twice for brunch. Although, I did order a Duvel Belgian Ale my last visit, and found it to be far too bitter for a morning libation.
The restaurant is owned by Chris Fetfatzes, whose family runs Bella Vista Beer Distributors (755 S. 11th St.) So the ample selection of beers and ability to fill up your growlers seems to be a large selling point, but the waiting list for brunch attests to an appealing menu and good food.
* Excellent - 4 Tines / * Great - 3 Tines / * Good - 2 Tines / * Fair - 1 Tine / * Poor - Tarnished
Red Velvet Pancakes Special - 1 Tine: Unfortunately they were rather dry. But they make a pretty picture
SOS (Cream Chipped Beef) rich, creamy, plentiful w/ thick bread not too toasted - 4 Tines
I would go back again and again just for these rosemary home fried potatoes - 4 Tines
Also the large, very clean, unisex bathrooms
What's not so pleasing about Hawthornes: The waiting list for Brunch. It's a fairly decent size restaurant, but on a Sunday don't come starving and don't try to call ahead, just take a seat or take a walk until a table comes ready.