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Bread & Ink Cafe: A Tasty Weekend Breakfast

Bread & Ink

Bread & Ink Cafe
3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214-5144
(503) 239-4756

Recently, my friend Patty came down from Camas to spend the morning shopping on Hawthorne. Whenever we do these excursions, we typically find someplace to have breakfast or lunch, depending on the time of day. On this occasion, I suggested Bread & Ink, a restaurant that jwa and I head out to quite frequently.

A Saturday morning, around 10:00-ish
When we arrived, they were busy, but we got seated right away as there were a couple of tables open. Coffee came quickly and we gave our orders. It’s funny, occasionally I will get a special they have on the board but my old standby seems to be the Smoked Trout Scramble. Eggs, cheese, smoked trout, pepper bacon and red onions with a generous dollop of horseradish sour cream — yum! Patty ended up getting the same thing and liked hers as well. Oh, and I can not say enough about the catsup that they have…I really love it on the breakfast potatoes!

Speaking of which, I am a big fan of the aforementioned herbed breakfast potatoes. And that being said, my favorite item, I think, is the bread. I . . . → Read More: Bread & Ink Cafe: A Tasty Weekend Breakfast

A Simple Autumn Salad

It’s especially good to have on the side with a tasty pasta meal or if you ate something, uh, less than ideal at lunch you can make a huge version of this salad and make up for it with a healthy dinner! . . . → Read More: A Simple Autumn Salad

Green Onion Hummus

Since first discovering the yumminess of hummus in Minneapolis, I’ve added baba ghanouj, tabouli and other exotic snacks to my palate but hummus remains my favorite. . . . → Read More: Green Onion Hummus

IMBB#19: Spicy Greens & Red Lentil Soup with Cinnamon

I didn’t really set off to fool anyone — jwa knew he was getting a vegan dinner and quite honestly, yeah, we could believe it was vegan. But that’s not a bad thing! . . . → Read More: IMBB#19: Spicy Greens & Red Lentil Soup with Cinnamon

Pizza Day

I know there is a pizza school of thought that think 1-2 toppings is all a pizza needs and I totally respect that. Sometimes that approach yields great results and is really good — and sometimes, you just want to construct a pizza that’ll hit the roof of the oven. . . . → Read More: Pizza Day