Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fuel Cafe

Fuel Cafe is located at the corner of NE 14th Place and NE Alberta in Portland, Oregon.

With a friend coming in from out of town, I had suggested we go to Tin Shed, but we faced a long wait at peak brunch hour. Fuel Cafe - literally across 14th Place on the same side - had no wait. I finally used my education and logically decided to take my friend there instead.

Fuel Cafe's menu includes omelets, hashes, pancakes, and benedicts. There's coffee, juice, and alcoholic beverages. Fuel also has three rotating specials.

The coffee here is $2.50 and includes one refill. It's a good-sized cup anyway, so unless you're planning on excess caffeine for the day, one or two cups should be good enough. Fuel Cafe uses Cafe Mam coffee, based out of Eugene, Oregon.

My friend had a Sunmosa ($7): champagne and chilled lemonade with lavender syrup and fresh blueberries. She got more of the lemonade here, with just a bit of lavender. Looked like she enjoyed it.

All benedicts come with choice of Rosemary Red Potatoes or Jalapeno Cheddar Grits. We both got the Salmon Benedict ($14) with the grits.

Excellent scratch-made biscuit. Soft, yet toasted wonderfully. Perfectly cooked salmon and poached eggs, and a lovely hollandaise. The grits looked baked, coming in a rectangle cut into two wedges. After adding some hot sauce (of course) to my meal, I was quite the happy panda.

Even their pancakes looked good, probably about 6-7 inches in diameter for one. I'd have snapped a picture, but we ate the evidence.

Pretty good service while here. Check out Fuel Cafe if you enjoy a good breakfast or brunch! 8/10

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