Thursday, October 22, 2009
Meli Cafe & Juice Bar http://www.melicafe.com/ is located at 301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607. It is smack dab in the middle of Greek Town. This is by far...by a landslide...the best...the absolute best breakfast place that I believe you can eat at in the city. They use nothing but the best, freshest and most organic food they can get their hands on. The fresh squuzed juices are great. The fresh fruit smoothies are a perfect breakfast appetizer. You cannot go wrong with anything that you order on their menu. When I go there I usually like to get something off of their breakfast menu, but they also have a terrific lunch menu. This time around I ordered the "Fig Omelet". This omelet was great! It had fresh figs, chunks of pancetta, chopped onions and goat cheese. It was the most different but very, very tasty omelet I have ever had. Served on the side was your choice of homemade fresh bread and a side of "baby reds". It is funny...no matter how many times I have eaten a baby red potatoe...nothing compares to the baby reds at Meli Cafe. The melt in your mouth. I believe they are pan fried and seasond with just a little salt, pepper and galic powder. They are cooked perfect! Meli Cafe also make their own homemade jams and marmalades. On this day they presented a trio of goodies for our fresh bread: strawberry jam, blackberry marmalade and fresh honey butter. You can purchase their jams and marmalades here as well. I highly recommend Meli Cafe. Please check this out the next time you want a freshly made memorable breakfast!