Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Lucky" to Have Found It

Recently, we found our way over to Lucky's Cafe in Tremont for their famous brunch. Owner/chef Heather Haviland is making quite a name for herself in Cleveland, and people are raving about her desserts and brunch. Their delicious brunch is served from 9 AM - 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays only, and they are quite popular! During the warm weather months, you can sit outside at brightly painted picnic tables.

Selecting a menu item was difficult, as many were very tempting, but I settled on the Breakfast Burritos: veggie scrambled eggs rolled in flour tortillas, covered with a guajillo pepper sauce & cheddar cheese, baked in a casserole and served with hash browns. The dish was piping hot and smelled amazing as our server set it down in front of me! The pepper sauce had a nice level of heat behind it, but was not overwhelming for first thing in the morning. "R" had the Biscuits: cheddar scallion biscuits topped with soft scrambled eggs and sausage gravy and served with hash brown potatoes and grapes. The biscuits were freshly baked and melted in your mouth. The combination of eggs and gravy was hearty and tasty. The gravy was nicely seasoned, with just a little kick to it. We decided to split a side of the Pecan Bacon, and I am so glad that we did! The thick-cut bacon was lightly breaded with crushed pecans, and was perfectly sweet and savory. Also, Lucky's coffee is fresh brewed and served in gigantic coffee mugs that leave you smiling. This restaurant is quite a gem, and although it was a little pricey we will definitely be going back!

Catch Heather and Lucky's Cafe on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on October 12th!

Lucky's Cafe
777 Starkweather Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 622-7773