Another Saturday morning has come and gone, and again I feel like my weekend has started off with a major letdown. Almost every Saturday we wake up and have the itch to get a good breakfast out, and for the life of us, we can't find anywhere that serves edible food.
Some thoughts on places we've been:
La Farm - Awesome, but only serves brunch on Sun, and their Mon-Sat breakfast ends before we wake up.
Barry's Cafe - Horrid greasy food, margarine, fake syrup, disgusting looking kitchen
Cary Cafe - Extremely plain, mediocre food at best. OJ is Minute Maid in a plastic bottle??!?!
Irregardless Cafe - Food is quite good, but it's a bit of a trek from Apex, and even with reservations we've been made to wait 20+ minutes before.
Benetis in Durham - Went there this morning based on some solid yelp reviews, and now I've lost ALL hope in Triangle yelpers. Great service, but the restaurant is just plain scary and depressing. Again, margarine, fake syrup, oily potatoes, etc. Just as bad as Barry's Cafe, but with zero ambiance. It's in the same strip mall as a DMV...'nuff said. (Could someone explain why DMVs are in strip malls to begin with?)
Brigs - Basically Denny's with a little cleaner restaurant and a little more creative menu. Food is mediocre at best, and overloaded with butter. The fact that Brigs gets voted best of anything makes me really depressed.
Raleigh Farmers Market Restaurant - This place almost made us want to move back home, based on how great the reviews are, and how terrible the food is. This was the first of many margarine and fake syrup experiences I've had since moving here.
Coffee and Crepes in Cary - Soggy crepes, and a very limited selection. The owner has clearly never eaten a true Parisian crepe. Even the crepes I had in Costa Rica were far superior. Plus it's next to a place called Greek Fiesta (pick a language...).
Now I know this topic is useless unless I provide some idea of what I'm looking for, vs. just complaining. So here are some comparisons vs. what I could find back at home for ~$10/plate:
Alanas in Redwood City, CA:
vs. Benetis in Durham:
Crepevine in Burlingame, CA:
vs. Coffee and Crepes in Cary:
Village California Bistro in San Jose, CA:
Does anyone have any suggestions we should try?