A few weekends ago, Mr. R and I set out to try Waffold, this great restaurant we had heard so much about, where all of the menu offerings are basically sweet and savory sandwiches wrapped in a waffle. YUM, right? Well, not wrong, per se, but we never had the chance to try because when we drove up to try it one Sunday, they were closed. Shut down type closed, too, which stunk!
So there we were, hungry and bummed in The Highlands and wanting some brunch. What’s that, you say? Try Rosebud next door? Well, that’s exactly what we did, and BOY were we in for a treat!When we walked in to Rosebud, there was a tiny wait, but since there were only two of us, we decided to have a date at the bar with no wait. We started off with coffee, which was great. Actually, let me back up a bit. The ambience in this place was great- cool, not overdone, chalkboards for menus but classy. Definitely what you’d expect in The Highlands. I told Mr. R it seemed like somewhere cute to have a bridal luncheon or classy baby shower.
Ok- back to the food. We got our coffee and ordered the first thing that caught our eye for apps… behold, the Fried Cheese Grits:
Ok, these things were to-die-for! SO GOOD! They were crispy and fried on the outside, but soft and mushy as soon as you cut in to them. They stayed intact enough to grab a bite with a fork, and they were served over the best spicy peach compote. The flavors all worked together perfectly. And, at only $6 for a plate, this was a great starter.
Once we had a chance to peruse the menu, we both decided on our fare. I chose the Half Baked, which is bread pudding style french toast with a fried egg over it. It was AMAZING! The french toast is not too sweet, so I’d ask for the syrup on the side so you can make it to your liking. The portion is huge too, so it is definitely a sharer. When you cut the egg over the toast, the yolk just covers it perfectly. So good. This plate was $10 and I had lunch the next day.
Mr. R ordered the Ultimate Pancake, which is a delicious pancake, stuffed with sausage, smoked bacon and scrambled eggs. He, too, ordered the syrup on the side. Do we have control issues, perhaps? Again, we could have easily split this meal, and at $9, this is a steal!
All in all, we could not have asked for a better brunch experience. Everyone was friendly, our food was amazing (and I believe our total bill was about $38! We definitely could split something and get out for about $25 next time.
Check out Rosebud’s full brunch menu here. I can’t wait to go back and try a different sampling next time!