Nothing better than a Friday with no work. We both took the day off a couple of weeks ago, took advantage of the unseasonable late-summer weather, and meandered down to the Marigny for breakfast at Cake Cafe, 2440 Chartres in the rectangle.
Our second time here, and what a very funky place. You order at the counter, step over to pour one of four different coffees, grab a table, and they’ll bring you your stuff.
Food: Good to very good. I had the spanish omelet, full of nice, fresh cilantro, and my wife had the breakfast panini, which was marvelous. My only reservation was that the omelet veggies were a lot closer to raw than cooked, but that’s a matter of preference. At home, I saute mine for about 5 minutes.
Value: Good. Prices are good, but not diner cheap. To be fair, the quality of the food is not diner cheap, either. $22 or so for our meal.
Vibe: Outstanding. The eclectic Marigny patrons reminded me why I loved living in this neighborhood. On a pretty morning, get there early enough to grab a table outside on the shady Chartres side of the street, relax, and wonder why anyone lives anywhere else.