two things everyone loves: bread, and butter. two things that couldn’t be sh*ttier for your body.
and on top of that, the new comfort food restaurant is super close to our house. i dragged my boyfriend Austin to brunch at Bread and Butter Kitchen + Bakery on Sunday.
Bread and Butter opened officially about two weeks ago, at the end of the year-we-will-not-speak-of. it’s located at 3837 East 51st (between Harvard and Yale).
the strange thing about Bread and Butter is that it screams “brunch.” does it not? ok, just me? well, i expected more of a specific brunch menu – there’s only one breakfast item on the list, which consists of two eggs, two strips of bacon and house toast.
obvi, that’s what i ordered.
the portion was perfect for me because i don’t have a real stomach (grazer), but if you eat actual, real meals, this wouldn’t be enough for you. it’s only $7.95, so ordering other appetizers wouldn’t be a big deal. besides the portion, i wasn’t that impressed with the breakfast itself. eggs were lukewarm, bacon was wimpy and toast was super thin.
here’s the thing, though – i def ordered incorrectly.
Bae also wanted brunch (dude LOVES breakfast), but he went a different route… one i should have taken and will take next time: fried chicken. it’s apparently what Bread and Butter does best but i guess “Fried Chicken” is not as cute or #trendy of a name.
Austin looooved this meal. (mind you, this was taken after we’d eaten a lot of the chicken.) the biscuit is as big as your head, if you have a pretty small head slash you’re a baby. the fried chicken was crispy and delicious. the whole thing was covered in a honey-bacon glaze. Austin actually asked for more glaze on the side immediately after trying it, and proceeded to douse his meal with it. i looked at him lovingly while he did it. this meal was excellent.
Bread and Butter’s menu is all comfort foods (think a higher-grade and less racist Cracker Barrel).
the decor is cute. think All-American picnic meets basic yoga mom. great place to meet the girlfriends or to take the fam after church.
my favorite aesthetic at Bread and Butter was the blue pottery. by the way, the coffee is Topeca.
finally, FYI i ordered pie for breakfast because diabetes runs in my family and it’s like why wait. i had super-high expectations because um this place is a BAKERY. this slice of lemon-meringue pie was $4.95 and imho, just okay. i typically compare every pie i eat to Antoinette Baking Co. pies which is probably unfair. this one did not live up to my hopes and dreams. i still ate it tho.
BREAD AND BUTTER KITCHEN + BAKERY:
Food: B. i know i didn’t order the most exciting thing on the menu, but how hard is it to make a good, classic breakfast? so meh.
Menu: A-. the menu is pretty extensive, with lots of meat options. i was disappointed by the lack of breakfast/brunch options (idk if i made that clear) but i’m hoping a specific brunch menu will come later.
Atmosphere: A+. the restaurant has a bar (cannot believe i didn’t mention this until now) that adds a lot of youth and refreshment to the place. the sitting area at the front of the restaurant is very cozy, and the fireplace in the backroom is a great touch.
Service: A+. our waitress was attentive, polite and sweet.
GET TO THE POINT: all-around, Bread and Butter Kitchen + Bakery gets a B+. certainly worth trying if you love All-American comfort food. but don’t order the breakfast, and go with someone who loves you and will share their food with you.