Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Review: A Full Plate Cafe

Located on Liberties Walk in Northern Liberties, A Full Plate Cafe is a friendly place for a meal. I ventured out for brunch with a vegan friend and found A Full Plate to have a menu full of options to please us both. The cafe is colorful with chalkboard paint on some walls and pillars so that the decor is ever-evolving. They played funky throwback music which compelled my friend and I to have an impromptu dance party while waiting to order. The menu had several intriguing items including green-tomato benedict, fried green tomatoes topped with poached eggs and hollandaise, a "french onion soup" omelette, and something called a "wafflewich" which someone near us ordered and looked like delicious belgian waffles sandwiching berries and whipped cream. Many non-breakfast items appear to have a bit of a southern twist (chicken and waffles, bbq ribs) and look quite appealing. My friend and I both went for the mexican breakfast pizza, mine with eggs and hers with tofu. We ordered, and we waited. and waited. there was only one other table with customers in the restaurant, so we were a little surprised at how long it took for us to get our food. When it arrived, the eggs/tofu were served on delightfully crisp flour tortillas, mixed with beans, peppers and onions and topped with salsa. Mine also came with cheese and sour cream. I found there to be too much egg, and they were a little too well done for my taste, but the flavors worked well together and the crunch of the tortilla set it off nicely. The tofu scramble was also flavorful, but very heavy on the turmeric, leaving my friend's mouth and lips yellow for a while after lunch. Despite these issues, I would return to A Full Plate, especially when dining with vegetarians. The menu is accommodating enough for everyone to eat without feeling left out, and this option does away with the anxiety of satisfying someone with a restricted diet.

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1 comment:

Zoia said...

Thank you for writing and sharing your experience with us.