Well. We did it! Hubs was ushering and we made it to church on time. Actually, before it started! Yay! This NEVER happens, especially when he isn’t helping me out the door!
A few weeks ago we were walking through Cameron Village (cool because it is the oldest outdoor shopping center in the US, filled with boutiques, eateries, markets, and more), and it appeared that Tazza Kitchen had closed.
I. Was. Devastated! So before I let another good one get away, I called, and was thrilled when someone answered. They were briefly closed for renovations (they got rid of their fun screened porch area for a big open window concept instead). They still have outdoor dining too, and their menu looks pretty much the same!
432 Woodburn Road, Raleigh, NC 27605
Tazza Kitchen makes incredible pizza, a delicious cast iron goat cheese appetizer, and one of the greatest kale salads in Raleigh (seriously, try it with grilled shrimp! To die for!). But right now, we’re talking brunch! They make the BEST Huevos Rancheros I’ve ever had and I cannot wait to go back!
One of our friends met us this morning, and we order two starters; a coffee cake, served with warm spiced apples and a delicious cream cheese icing, and a wood fired avocado with a peppercorn dressing, brown butter breadcrumbs, and chili pequin! Both oh, so good! But nothing comes close to their brioche rolls, which melt in your mouth and are that perfect touch of sweet in the mid-morning!
We went all in today – all 3 adults ordered the Huevos rancheros; yes! They’re that good! Usually we’ll get different things to share, but we’re old hat here. Hands down, the best thing I’ve tried on this menu – the crab cake benedict is a close second, but I ordered that once and was disappointed I didn’t go with my standby! It sits on a bed of hash browns, the tostada stays crispy throughout, and it’s just a tad bit spicy without overpowering! I love it! The baked eggs are a perfect “over medium” and the meal is totally filling! I’m not dying for lunch an hour or so later!
At the risk of not being able to get an easy reservation in the future, I am sharing my favorite brunch spot with you! There are 5 locations – 3 in Virginia, 1 in Raleigh, and 1 in South Carolina. If you find yourself in the area, definitely check them out! Their dinners are amazing as well! Do not miss out on that goat cheese app – and make sure to ask for extra bread! I have never once been disappointed – they nail the trifecta of great food, great service, and a great atmosphere! It’s also noisy enough to bring the kids! Hope you enjoy!
As an aside, thanks to blue laws here in NC, Sunday Brunch before noon is pretty cheap! I think we walked out, with tip, for under $40! Just remember to make your reservation after 12 if you want to partake in any adult beverages. As for me, I’ll be spending the rest of this rainy Sunday watching movies with the kids! The Easter Bunny surprised them with Minions and stocked the fridge with orange juice and prosecco for me!