Over Thanksgiving, I visited my family in Texas – it was a really nice long weekend filled with delicious food and fun times (many of which I documented on my Instagram). One of the special things that I did during my trip was spend some time hanging out with my big sister in Denton, where she lives. Her boyfriend is a manager at Seven Mile Cafe, one of the city’s popular brunch spots, so of course I had to check it out.
There are actually two separate buildings to the cafe – a coffee shop and restaurant, and we stopped by the coffee shop first.
The cafe serves both a house roast and Stumptown Coffee. The baristas, who are friends with Sis, recommended the Stumptown rotating single origin, which happened to be Guatemala.
Sis got the NOLA, which is sweetened cold brew with milk. I don’t have much experience with cold brew, but this was nice and refreshing.
After getting our coffees, we walked over to the restaurant, where we were presented with the difficult choice of what to order! Sis was really excited and wanted me to try everything.
In the end, we decided on…
These breakfast tacos were awesome – stuffed with tender and flavorful pulled pork, scrambled eggs, cheese, and hash browns – yes that’s right, hash browns. Really crispy ones. So good!
One of the things that I thought was really neat was the “benny sampler” – you can choose any two from their selection of Eggs Benedicts. I tried the Eggs Florentine, which had sautéed spinach and tomatoes, and the Chicken Apple Sausage – I enjoyed both of them but preferred the chicken apple sausage a bit more! Both were served on a toasted biscuit instead of English muffin – the biscuit was great, but I still think that I prefer my benedicts on the muffin. The hollandaise sauce was served on the side and was rich but not overpowering. Finally, the benedicts come with a side of hash browns, or an upgrade to smoked gouda grits for an extra 75 cents. Oh boy, that was a really hard decision for me… in the end, I chose the grits. It came out a bit dry – sis and her boyfriend said that the grits are better first thing in the morning – but it was still super yummy. I loved that they sprinkled green onions on top!
Lastly, we had to try some of the famous pancakes. Sis and I had the HARDEST time deciding what flavor to get, and in the end, we picked the pineapple upside-down. I loved the caramelized pineapple chunks inside and the cinnamon butter that was served alongside. Initially I was also worried that it would be too sweet, but it turned out to be perfect. I haven’t had such good pancakes in quite a long time.
Overall, I had a really wonderful time at Seven Mile Cafe. It was great to finally get to know my sister’s city a bit better, and this was just one of the several great meals we had together. Many thanks to Sis for bringing me here, and Sis’s boyfriend for cooking some delicious food for us! For any DFW-area readers out there, if you’re ever up in Denton, be sure to check out this place for brunch!
Seven Mile Cafe
311 W. Congress St, Denton, TX 76201