The 411 The hangover brunch: you know what I’m talking about. Last night was fun, maybe a little too fun… So you wake up in the morning with a headache that would stop a charging rhino dead in its tracks. Since you don’t have one of those miracle IV drips that fix hangovers you have to reply on 2 things can make your hangover go away: one of them is brunch and the other is more alcohol. Yes, the reason we invented bloody maries, caesars and mimosas was for this very moment. To make your weekend brunch extra boozy and help suppress those memories of dancing on the table the night before with a random stranger you spent all night with, Suwu finds its niche.
At 1st glance
Suwu is the old Cafeteria, an institution for University students the morning after a wild and crazy night. Many morning debriefing sessions have been held here. If the walls could talk…. Cafeteria no longer exists and now we have Suwu which is a nicer version of it predecessor, with a really funky décor, large long tables that people can share and a step at the front that made me regret wearing flip flops that morning.
Food Besides having a one page menu broken down into salty and sweet sections priced anywhere between $7-$15, coffee is not included and there are no refills. There is a back side of the menu offering ample drink options and wait for it… bottomless mimosa for $35. I mean they also have punch bowl for 4 people and a make-your-own mimosa option but there this all-you-can-drink mimosa option may leave many of you craving for more. It may take a whole lot of mimosas before you can get drunk and in fact, I would guess that you would get sick of all the orange juice before that point so do keep that in mind, as well as the fact that society frowns on daytime drunkenness. So now that we have been tempted by the promise of endless mimosas lets look at what brought us here first… the food. The menu goes a little something like this:
We started off with a cucumber gin cocktail ($4.35) which is a nice option especially on a warm summer day. Any drink with a cucumber in it is wonderfully refreshing then when you add some gin to it you have a winning formula. The drink reminded me of an East Side cocktail although it was sweeter. I think if it was a little less sweet I would have preferred it more.
Our first dish was the egg in basket ($13) which is a baked dish with eggs, bacon, mushrooms, onions, salted bread pudding and a hashbrown. The dish is filling, and although it doesn’t seem enormous on the menu, it is actually quite dense so you can fill up quickly for those that are famished.
The baked egg on avocado ($11) is served with an avocado halved and an egg in it with grilled vegetables on top. This is an ideal dish for any vegetarians since you can fill up on this and have lots of avocado as well. I loved the presentation of the dish as I felt it was quite creative. The taste was good although, it was missing something extra to bring it from good to outstanding.
Service was ok. We got there early so we were taken care of but as more people came it became harder and harder to get our waitress’ attention even for the bill.
More than half of the menu has no meat in it and the dishes they have like the egg on avocado are tasty and interesting so you can get creative vegetarian options. Other dishes like the breakfast nachos and quinoa porridge are also interesting options..
I love the fact we now have an all-you-can-drink mimosa brunch option. Granted at $35, it is pricey but if you like mimosas then you can go crazy on them. The menu items were indeed creative and prices are decent despite not including coffee – but keep in mind, more coffee will run you up.
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