Archive for November, 2013

Bryant Corner Cafe

November 10, 2013

I had driven past this cute, old-timey cafe/bakery a few times and wondered about it (used to be called the Sunflour Cafe), so I popped in last weekend for breakfast. It was warm and sunny enough to eat outside, and I got to sit and watch the world go by while sipping my Americano and working my way through French toast (which they make using their own homemade bread).


Bread was good but the French toast could have been a little more crispy, and should be served with real, good-quality maple syrup (that’s the east-coaster in me, since Seattle-ites seem fine with maple-flavored corn syrup).  I was much more impressed with the caramel pecan roll, which was the size of a small satellite dish:


I saved it until the next day, heated it, and fell in love. Surprisingly, the dough was not as sugary as these rolls usually are, but the caramel topping served as a nice complement.  The texture was lovely – doughy, buttery, chewy, without approaching Cinnabon levels of grease. The flavors were complex, not overpowering, and the pecans had a nice crunch.  Overall, bravo to the bakery, pass on the restaurant.