Sunday, July 11, 2010

Satsuma

We headed over to the Bywater for breakfast at Satsuma Cafe, a new-ish place that has the excellent idea to post their specialties on Facebook. This morning I turned on my netbook and saw this on my FB feed: "Sunday specials: Alabama peach pancakes; chanterelle scramble with spinach and goat cheese; quiche with arugula pesto, red peppers and Swiss; Italian grilled cheese with prosciutto, mozzarella, red peppers and roasted garlic; heirloom tomato caprese salad with fresh mozzarella and vidalia onion."

So that sounded pretty good, and off we went.

Parked the car, got inside to wait in line to place an order- many painfully hip hipsters were loitering over coffee and laptops and newspapers so we didn't know if we'd be able to even get a table. There's a courtyard as well, but it started raining while we were still waiting in line. We ended up grabbing a wholly impractical table for eating (no space for plates) but were able to move in on someone leaving before we actually got our food. I tell you what, I wish that Yasser from Soundbites was around to kick some hipster ass, keep those tables turning over!

Anyway, Tom had the peach pancake and I had the chanterelle scramble. I thought the scramble was nice- good flavor, fresh ingredients, filling but not too much so. Tom liked his pancakes ok, but he said that the batter was weird in places. Iced coffee was good and strong, and on the way out we grabbed a pineapple ginger limeade to go, which was really good.

All in all, we probably wouldn't make the trek back for breakfast- the vibe was so hipster and the food wasn't good enough to make up for it. But if you find yourself there, you'll likely have a nice meal and something yummy to drink.

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