Stone Soup Cafe
993 S. Cooper
On Sunday, I took the monkeys (Satchel 12, and Jiro, 10) plus a friend to breakfast at Stone Soup Cafe. (It was technically breakfast, not brunch, in my book because there were no mimosas and it was 10am!)
Jiro had never been, and Satchel hadn't been since they first opened. I've been a few times with my running buddy, Ashley, and wanted to give it another try with the kids, especially now that we are in walking distance. (We had a nice discussion in which I explained the difference between "We GET to walk" and "We HAVE to walk.")
When we arrived the patio area was mostly full, so we requested a table by the window inside. Our waitress took drink orders and gave us menus. Satchel and Jiro went with water, and our friend, Pavel, tried to order lemonade but was denied by me. I went with ice coffee.
Jiro was starving and wanted everything on the menu. I convinced him to just order two things--French toast and an egg on the side. Pavel quickly decided on a bacon omelet. Satchel and I were torn. "I thought they would primarily have soup here," he complained. He LOVES soup, but crawfish bisque and lentil did not appeal to him whether or not he could actually order one or the other at 10am.
He eventually decided on the Big Rex biscuit with ham and I got the Big Rex burrito with sausage. (I can't believe no one ordered crepes!) My ice coffee came and was delicious. Everyone wanted a taste and soon I had to order a second.
Jiro, who was growing hungrier by the minute, repeatedly asked me, "When are they going to bring the food?" They weren't being slow, he was being hungry.
The boys started playing chopsticks to pass the time. It involves math. I did not want to learn at 10am.
The food soon arrived and everyone was happy. The French toast looked great.
Pavel's omelet was as expected.
I don't quite understand the choice of American cheese as the standard, but ok. (In my earlier review the cheese was clearly grated.)
My burrito was a little sad and lonely on the plate, but quite filling. It was grilled and had a Taco Bell-esque crunch. (Not necessarily a bad thing.)
Satchel's biscuit was the show stopper. The Stone Soup Cafe is SERIOUS about ham. Oh my.
I am so glad I didn't order that! Ha! Satchel had quite a time trying to eat it.
He got through most of it and then traded with Jiro for a few bites of French toast. Jiro also finished off the last few bites of my burrito!
Our total was $34.88, which is pretty reasonable. I think the monkeys will want to go back.