Restaurant Review: Brunchfield Café — Exceptional favorites plus creative takes equals a must-try – The State Journal-Register

Name: Brunchfield Cafe

Address: 751 S. Durkin

Phone: 679-7251

Website: www.brunchfield.com

Credit/Debit cards accepted? Yes

Kitchen hours: 6 a.m.- 2 p.m. daily.

Entree price range: $6.95-$12.50 on the breakfast menu

Children’s menu: Yes

My order: My wife ordered the Emerald ($8.90), a biscuit she was amazed by covered with scrambled eggs, tomato, spinach, roasted vegetables and Bearnaise sauce. It also came with fresh fruit and potatoes. I had an omelet ($9.25) with peppers, mushroom, ham, bacon and cheese.

Likes: Back when I used to visit friends in Chicago for the weekend, there was always that one breakfast place where even the most impatient among us (me) would gladly wait an hour or more for a table. Brunchfield is that kind of breakfast place. We didn’t have to wait last Saturday morning, but the food is definitely of that “we must eat here!” caliber. We took the entire family, minus the one away at college, so I was able to try five different dishes and they were all exceptional. The menu is a mix of traditional breakfast staples with some more creative takes, and we had some of each. Also worth noting is that the gregarious chef stopped by our table a couple of times to check in, although he clammed up when my wife asked for the secret to the biscuits.

Dislikes: N/A

What would I order next time? Brunchfield also serves lunch and I’m keen on trying the Pacific ($12.95), a mahi-mahi sandwich, and a cup of gumbo ($4.75), the recipe Brunchfield’s chef perfected during his days running Gumbo Ya-Yas.