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BITE CAFE Chicago Illinois

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We stood outside of BITE at opening time of 9am but they were not open. It was windy and cold.

BITE CAFE Exterior
BITE CAFE
Exterior

 

10 after 9. Someone from inside rolled up the blinds and unlocked the door. In we go.

BITE CAFE Interior
BITE CAFE
Interior
BITE CAFE Interior
BITE CAFE
Interior

 

Usual spot by the window at a teeny tiny table.

BITE CAFE TINY Table
BITE CAFE
TINY Table

 

Coffee ordered of course. The coffee that BITE serves is by Dark Matter Coffee. It was a Big Tough Coffee just like I like it.   8  No Splenda. Sugar in the raw and Stevia.  Stevia tastes like lawn clippings.   3

The brunch menu is pretty short which as my regular readers know is my preference. I had looked at the menu online the night before so  I had a rough idea what I wanted. Let’s get going. No Carpet   10   and Peter Gabriel playing in the background   9

Round 1

Pimento Cheese Eggs Benedict – Toasted English Muffin, Marinated Tomato,
Arugula, 2 Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Mashbrown

BITE CAFE Pimento Cheese Benedict
BITE CAFE
Pimento Cheese Benedict
BITE CAFE Pimento Cheese Benedict
BITE CAFE
Pimento Cheese Benedict
BITE CAFE Mashbrown
BITE CAFE
Mashbrown

Hollandaise was good. Spicy and Eggy   9   The eggs were close to perfect   9   The Hashbrown Discus was good. Crisp exterior soft dense interior. Oniony and salted properly. A good alternative to your run of the mill hash browns.   8   Overall a delicious dish    8

Round 2

Breakfast Poutine – French Fries, Bacon or Mushroom Gravy, (BOTH in this case) Cheese Curds,
Poached Eggs, Pickled Chiles

BITE CAFE Breakfast Poutine
BITE CAFE
Breakfast Poutine
BITE CAFE Breakfast Poutine
BITE CAFE
Breakfast Poutine
BITE CAFE Breakfast Poutine
BITE CAFE
Breakfast Poutine

 

For those not familiar with Poutine (and you really should be) it’s a Quebec (or French-Canadian) staple, a dish of french fries topped with white cheddar cheese curds and beef gravy.  WHAT?

Bacon Gravy. Good bacon flavor   7   Mushroom Gravy Delicious   8   French Fries Nothing Special   7    Delicious  Pickled Chilis   9   This is a great hangover breakfast. An overall   8

Round 3

House Cured Crispy Pork Belly, Egg and Cheese w/Sriracha Aioli, Cheddar, on an English Muffin

BITE CAFE Crispy Pork Belly
BITE CAFE
Crispy Pork Belly

I usually don’t order sandwiches for breakfast but it’s Pork Belly.  Porky Salty  Yummy   8   My regulars know that I only like my own scrambled eggs because restaurants won’t make them right. I should have ordered this with over medium eggs. Oh Well. This doesn’t usually come with Salad. Usually it’s a potato disc but I already had experienced that. The salad was a better choice. It really cut through the fat of the Pork Belly.  This is an overall   8

And Finally the failed

Challah Bread French Toast, Hazelnut Butter, Banana Anglaise, Maple Syrup  NO PICTURES

I am chasing a Unicorn. I order french toast thinking that I am going to get a Fluffy Custardy Crispy Buttery order of French Toast like the French Toast from   JAM CAFE   Nope. Dry chewy dull. 9 bucks for 2 slices of bread. I was so upset I forgot to take pictures. That’s ok. Click on the Jam Cafe link and enjoy the photo of the scrumptious French Toast that I had there.

Well Gators that wraps up another one. Except for the FT it was a good Breakfast. Check out BITE.

 

OK Kids I’m off to my next adventure!

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