Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brunch at Café Flora

Even though I have lived in the Greater Seattle Area for most of my life, there are still areas of the Emerald City that I am completely unfamiliar with. This past weekend, I ventured into one such area to meet friends for brunch. I got lost on the way there, but in the end it was more than worth it. 

Once I arrived at Café Flora, I ordered a cup of Earl La Crème tea to calm my nerves. I don’t usually order tea when dining out, but I was glad I did in this case. Instead of the usual tea bag in hot water set-up, our server brought a pot of hot water, loose leaf tea in a brewing basket, a receptacle for the brewing basket and a sand timer to time the tea. A simple presentation, but one that made my meal just a little bit more special.

For brunch, I ordered the beignets, described on the menu as “Traditional New Orleans deep fried yeast pastries, powdered sugar, seasonal anglaise and coulis.” What a treat! They were a bit denser and more uniformly shaped than other beignets I have had, but they were warm and filling and tasty. I especially enjoyed the sauce that came with them. I would definitely eat here again. Café Flora has a reputation for being kid-friendly, so maybe next time I’ll bring my sweet girl.


  1. So yummy! Glad you found a cool new place to meet friends!

  2. Looks like a snippet of sweetness to me! Glad you had a nice visit.

  3. Those beignets looks wonderful! I think J and I have a new brunch spot to discover! :)