When J. was out of town a few weeks ago, some of the girls and I decided to get together for a Sunday Girl’s Brunch. Trying to meet somewhere between the three of us as well as try somewhere new, we stumbled upon Daily Eats down in the SoHo area of Tampa.
Of course, brunch on a Sunday is always busy. While they don’t take reservations, they were super efficient at turning over tables quickly and we were seated within 30 minutes. Inside it’s a modern diner style atmosphere with booths and a large prep station running across the restaurant.
Their menu isn’t overwhelming but definitely has plenty of both healthy and not-so-healthy “treat yourself” options. So many things called to me off the menu, but I ended up with the Benedictine – two poached eggs on top of a bed of shredded natural chicken, sauteed mushrooms, melted swiss cheese and a crispy english muffin topped with hollandaise. I’ve never had chicken or mushrooms on a benedict, but it may be my new favorite. The chicken was seasoned well and having it shredded let it soak up all of the runny egg yolk and hollandaise goodness. The english muffin was toasted just enough to stand up to all of the liquid. And for me, you can never go wrong with mushrooms. A true winner. I also upgraded my side to the bacon cheese grits. They were creamy, salty deliciousness.
The ladies went for chocolate chip pancakes (the pancakes were HUGE!) and Cap’n Crunch French Toast (traditional french toast coated with Cap’n Crunch cereal) and topped with strawberries, both with home fries. They both couldn’t get enough of diving into their sweet delicious breakfast dishes.
And of course, brunch isn’t brunch, without flavored mimosas – we loved the strawberry and blueberry flavors.
The staff was excellent and super helpful in making recommendations for our first time there. I can’t wait to return and try everything else on their menu. If you’re in the neighborhood (or even if you’re not!), you’ve gotta stop in.