One of the things I really loved about this place was the vibe – the whole thing reminded me of being in a cafe in Seattle. I honestly don’t know how else to describe the vibe other than hipster-y but in a good way. It made me want to pull out my laptop, listen to Death Cab for Cuties while working on a paper – oh, the life!
Bonus [and actually main] points, the food was delicious – and really filling. All of their plates are classic dishes but with a twist. For example, Lance ordered the biscuits and gravy and two eggs – except the gravy was Chile gravy [read: spiiiiicy!]. I ordered a open-breakfast sandwich that came with a Chipotle sauce that I was a little unsure of when I ordered it but it was really good. And the hash browns were one of the best I’ve ever had at a breakfast place! Also, their OJ was really good – is this a weird thing to talk about? but seriously, it tasted homemade and freshly squeezed. Nummies.
My only complain about this place was the wait – we had to wait a good 20-30 minutes before being seated since the whole restaurant is in the small size and there was quite a brunch crowd when we got there. However, I have to say I’d gladly wait again because I just loved their food and how ‘at home’ I felt there (can you tell I miss Seattle, yet?).
Crave El Paso, TX
Two Locations: West & East El Paso