S and I recently checked out the brunch at Prepkitchen, since I had a couple of gift certificates to use. I had originally thought about going to Whisknladle, but since I’ve never been to Prepkitchen before, we decided to check that out.
There is patio seating and a few tables indoors. S and I chose to sit indoors since we usually don’t like the wind… haha. Our server let us know that coffee is self-serve.Back in college and our early grad school days, S and I were actually pretty serious about coffee and would buy single-origin beans, grind them fresh, and use a Chemex coffee filter to make coffee. A couple of years ago, though, we realized that our hands would shake too much after drinking coffee and interfere with working in a lab… so I haven’t enjoyed a good cup of coffee in quite some time. I went with decaf here, and it reminded me that I should find a good bag of decaf beans and restart my habit of coffee enjoyment.
Anyway, enough ramblings… onto our food:I’ve been craving donuts for a while, and when I saw donut holes on the menu, I ordered them immediately. They were served hot in a mini cast-iron pan, lined with a cut-up paper menu to wick the oil. S and I both loved them! I was thinking of eating just one and taking the rest home, but we actually polished off the entire thing in a few minutes. Haha. I especially liked that 1) they were served hot! and 2) they were dusted with powdered sugar instead of glazed. The steak & eggs was my choice. The steak was really good, cooked to a perfect medium rare, but I was a bit disappointed with the small portion of steak. The rest of the dish was a bit “meh” – the eggs were still quite runny (I didn’t mind too much, otherwise I would have sent it back), and I actually didn’t like the hash browns at all. It was too dense, and there wasn’t enough of the browned, crispy potato shreds that I love. S thought it was fine, if you think of it as a “potato cake.” Haha.