Pimento Cheeseburger ($14)
The beefy pimento burger, made with the requisite proprietary LaFreida blend, was topped with housemade pimento spread that would have enlivened any cocktail party in the south. The griddled bread soaked up the burger juices nicely.
Tasty, if not life-changing. Solid bacon from Heritage Meats.
Pastrami and Swiss omelette ($13)
Spring for the extra buck to have the accompanying hash browns be of the bacon and cheese variety. The omelette is definitely made with more care than your average coffee shop omelette, but it certainly could have been lighter.
Cheesy eggs ($10)
Served on a piece of ScratchBread sourdough toast, the eggs are softly scrambled, but the bread ends up being too tough.
Crispy kale, beets, and almonds salad ($12)
Came dressed with an appropriately tart yogurt vinaigrette.
At $6, a much better value than the egg cream; it's made with Blue Marble vanilla ice cream and a shot of espresso. It's not on the menu, but should be.
Tuna salad on rye ($14)
Tasty enough, but not good enough to make me forsake my go-to tuna on rye in this town, at the classic sandwich shop Eisenberg's.
Chocolate mocha cake ($6)
From Betty Bakery, and moist but light.
Caramel apple pie ($6)
From Four and Twenty Blackbirds. Would be perfect with a more delicate crust.