With the beautiful spring-like weather that’s on the horizon for this weekend, we thought telling you all about a great brunch spot would be a great choice, so we headed back to one of our first Foodie Friday spots – Seven Mile Café in Highland Village.
The first time we visited Seven Mile Café, we fell in love with the delicious, healthy and customizable breakfast and lunch options they offer and were extremely excited to head back this week!
The restaurant in Highland Village is actually the second location, with the original in Denton. It was founded by husband and wife, Kevin and Josi Klingele in November of 2011 in an effort to enhance the local morning dining landscape with their unique take on breakfast foods, delicious coffee options and top-of-the-line service. And on most days, you’ll see Josi running around the restaurant, helping out staff and greeting customers.
I love that Seven Mile offers options for all kinds of eaters – the hearty breakfast eater, the health-conscious, the gluten-free and those pursuing a vegan lifestyle.
And let me also tell you that every time I come here, I have to hold myself back from ordering a huge plate of their delicious-sounding pancakes – German Chocolate Pancakes, Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Red Velvet Pancakes, Pumpkin Spice Pancakes… see what I mean?!?
With that being said… let’s get to our brunch!
I started out with a glass of their fresh-squeezed orange juice which was the most beautiful orange juice to look at (which may sound strange, I know…). And they also brought out a sample of their Orange Zing juice which includes orange, carrot, apple and ginger juices. It definitely has a zing to it with the ginger, but it was really delicious!
I was in heaven when I learned that some of Seven Mile’s most popular dishes are their Eggs Benedict – you all know how much I love some Eggs Benedict. So, I took the advice of our waitress and ordered the California Benny which is served with bacon, avocado and grilled tomatoes. And I was definitely NOT disappointed!
I also took the advice of ordering their special Gouda grits on the side which were absolutely incredible. The best grits I’ve ever had – hands-down. Even better than my Grandma Hall’s and that is saying something! They had the perfect creamy texture and just the right amount of Gouda flavor.
Kari represented our healthy eater and created her own scramble, subbing egg whites and loading it with veggies. Oh, but then she paired it with a heaping of their delicious and flavorful hash browns and one of their soft and perfectly sweet cinnamon rolls.
And our Foodie Friday guest of the week went vegan and ordered the Chipotle Black Bean burger served with a side of chips and salsa and a side salad. He said while it doesn’t necessarily taste like a traditional burger, it is delicious in its own way and offers a great spice to it with the spices in the patty and in the chipotle sauce.
Everything was just as good if not better than I remembered it and I’m so pleased we got to head back here to spend some time with the amazing staff and to eat some incredible food. You’ll definitely leave this place happy – no question about it.
I’m telling everyone I know to head to Seven Mile Café in Highland Village this weekend and you should too!
Hope you have a brunch-tastic weekend, Foodies! See you next week!
Jay Marks writes the Foodie Friday each week. You can read his blog at http://iamjaymarks.wordpress.com