Champagne in the Membrane: My First Brunch at Cava Mezze

“Eat well. Champagne often.”

I accept the brunch I think I deserve and you better bellini when I say Cava Mezze did not disappoint. It was my first time at Cava Mezze and I was a little scared. For me personally, brunch is either hit or miss and lately, I have been missing. This Saturday was the exception.

I have done a lot of brunches but it is eggstremely difficult to find one that includes all you can eat and all you can drink for a reasonable price. A couple of the places that do have that option have a buffet-style brunch and that’s not really my cup of tea.

Cava offered an amazing deal thirty-five dollars for an all you can eat brunch and twenty-five cent mimosas. The only catch is that the entire party has to order the bottomless brunch. If not they also have an A la carte menu. If you and your friends are anything like me and mine- you will get the bottomless brunch and try everything on the menu. You will also drink until they are out of OJ.

The first thing I ordered was Steak and eggs. Eggs sunny side up over easy with two pieces of steak cooked medium well with green harrissa and potatoes. The green harissa sauce definitely adds some spice to this dish. It is like chimichurri sauce and usually contains herbs, olive oil, cumin, coriander, chilli, and garlic.

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Next, I had the Nutella Waffle. I am not really a waffle person if I am being honest, but these waffles had me thinking I might actually like them a waffle lot. The Cream melted nicely and the bananas and walnuts all just blended smoothly and made each bite delicious.

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Then came the salmon. If you’re wondering how I managed to keep eating- Cava is tapas styled so the portions are pretty small. It was a day of many firsts because I had also never had smoked salmon. It came served on top of pita chips with a spread of crazy feta cream, dill cucumbers, and capers. I had two orders of this because I freaking loved it.

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After that, I had to take a drinking break and decided to try a new kind of mimosa- Blood Orange. It was dangerously good, it had the right amount of champagne and the right amount of bittersweetness that I ended up having… I lost count- but a lot of them.

Now back to the food. Sausage and bacon! I’m a little picky when it comes to sausages. I’m used to chorizo’s which are typically spicy and flavourful but cava did it again and surprised me when I tried the chicken sausage not to mention the bacon went well with it.

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Last but not least, the french toast. It was fluffy and delicious. It was a nice mixture of sweet honey with the acidity of berries. Every bite better than the last. To say the least, champagne was not the only thing poppin’ at Cava.

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