I met a friend for brunch at Eastside Cafe this weekend. I have a soft spot for houses-turned-restaurants, so Eastside was love at first sight (and at first smell: you could smell breakfast food as soon as you opened the front door).
At 10:30am on a Saturday it was easy to get a table, although expect a wait if you arrive closer to noon. Also, it’s a nice touch that they have a second parking lot behind Elaine’s next door, so parking was pretty easy (I imagine it would be tougher at peak lunch and dinner hours).
The jalapeño corn muffins that come before the meal are delicious.
We wanted to try their lemosas, but unfortunately their frozen lemonade machine was down so we tried their bellinis instead. The bellini was the bubbly, non-frozen kind, and very nice.
And finally, I had the apple almond waffle, which is actually a normal Belgian waffle topped with whipped cream and almonds and served with sautéed apples on the side. I recommend combining all three in the same bite. You won’t even need the syrup.
Eastside also has a lovely tree-shaded deck area that made a great spot for us to chat for a bit after brunch.
I love this place, and now I want to come back for dinner and their baked Brie with apple chutney appetizer. Yum!