Eddie’s Cafe

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Just down the road from our new apartment lies the little breakfast treasure, Eddie’s Cafe. Known for their fast service and vintage style mugs, this is definitely my kind of place.
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We went on Saturday morning, so it was packed when we got there. To be fair, there’s only about 6 small tables inside, so “packed” is probably like 20 people. But thanks to the fast service, we got seats at the bar within 10 minutes of waiting.
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Their charm is in these mugs. These mugs! They’re not vintage like cool vintage…they’re vintage like they probably went to 15 Goodwills and raided the mug department. The kind of mugs you’d find in the back of your grandmothers cabinet.
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Eddie’s Cafe
800 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

xo. Brie

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Nelson’s Diner

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Welcome to the cutest little eatery in Pompano Beach: Nelson’s Diner! Recently Adora and I set out to check out some local spots to grab breakfast before work, and once we went to Nelson’s, we didn’t go anywhere else. It’s that adorable and delicious.
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The place gets hopping in the morning, and you see the regulars sitting at their regular booths at the same time every week. It gives a big city that small town, everyone-knows-everyone kind of feel.
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Oh, and Elvis stuff is everywhere. I mean, everywhere. Including this cardboard cutout, an Elvis bust/clock, Elvis posters, an Elvis street sign, you name it. And the music is from the 60’s, which adds to the adorableness.
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When Jim was in town, I had to take him to this little piece of small town heaven. He approved the grits and gravy, and since he’s from the Carolinas, he’s an authorized authority on such things.

Nelson’s Diner
438 South Cypress Rd
Pompano Beach Fl. 33060

Where’s your favorite little eatery?

xo. Brie

Buttermilk Waffles & Brandy Strawberry Topping

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Buttermilk Waffles
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups Round Table Unbleached Pastry Flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter or margarine and vanilla. In another bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients just until almost smooth. Spray your waffle iron with a non-stick cooking spray before preheating it. For an 8-inch round waffle iron, use about 1/3 cup batter. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the iron stops steaming.

Brandy Strawberry Topping
2 cups fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar (this is mostly to taste, depending on desired sweetness)
1/4 cup brandy
Corn starch

Dice strawberries and put then in a sauce pan with sugar and brandy. Stir well, over medium-high heat until the liquid from the strawberries starts coming out. Add a pinch of cornstarch at a time until mixture thickens slightly. Reduce to low and cook until waffle batter is finished (10 min or so). Top cooked waffles with butter and strawberry topping.
Enjoy!

Sometimes on Saturday mornings, you need to sleep in. Sleep in good and long, and don’t get out of bed until you’re thoroughly ready to. And when you do wake up, you need cozy clothes, a cup of coffee, and snuggles from your kitty. And after all that…you need waffles.

Waffles are one of those comforting breakfast foods you can top with just about anything. Maple syrup, chocolate, fruit, whipped cream; there’s no wrong topping for a waffle. I like my waffles golden and crispy, smeared with melted butter and topped with brandy strawberry topping. Seriously, try it. And while you do, turn on some Gilmore Girls or I Love Lucy re-runs, and contemplate all the errands you’re going to blow off that day.

Happy Saturday, lovelies.

xo. Brie

Sidewalk Cafes & Easy Mornings

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“Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow.
I cannot be dictated to by a watch.”

– Jane Austen

Sometimes we rush through the day, trying to get everything we can out of it. And that’s awesome…most of the time. But sometimes we need to stop at little breakfast cafes in downtown Syndey, have a cappuccino and recognize how pretty handpicked daisies can be. The world will be there when you’re finished, I promise.

Love where you live, and love where you travel.

xo. Brie