eat here: babica hen cafe

I never knew how much I loved brunch until I started dating Ted.  Now I look forward to it all week when we decide it's due time to brunch.  This time, I found a place for us to try in nearby Lake Oswego.  Now that Ted has his car here, we can explore the surrounding neighborhood instead of taking the school shuttle downtown, which is great because the neighborhood around my school is very beautiful and pretty much the pacific northwest suburban dream.  My pick was Babica Hen Cafe, and let me tell you--I did good.  It was prime brunching territory.

Ted and I always split when we're out to eat to maximize our food opportunities.  So obviously we had to get the Waffle Waffler--two halfs of two different waffles.  Score, right?  We tried the Barbecued Pork (Smoked pork, coleslaw, blue cheese and avocado sour cream) and Le Waffle Lyonnaise (Black forest ham, fried egg, arugula, tarragon hollandaise).  The Barbecued Pork was our favorite.  However, my favorite dish overall was the Smoked Salmon Quinoa Cakes (Potato quinoa cake, beet & arugula salad, poached farm egg; fruit salad).  They were SO GOOD and seemed pretty healthy too, especially because the cakes were baked instead of fried.  Ted and I are determined to replicate these ASAP.  

Not only was the food wonderful, the resturaunt was so welcoming and the service was awesome.  It kind of reminded me of a model home turned into a resturaunt, because it has a very homey, upscale country feel, with lots of dark wood and family-style tables.  The whole time we were there I was thinking about how much my family would have loved it! 

After brunch we went to Zupan's because I needed toothpaste, and Ted decided I also needed flowers, which was very cute. Top notch brunch date.


Natalie said...

looks so good!

Dillon said...

You need to make like a brunch guide because whenever I make it back to Oregon I want to go to all of these places! Looks so delicious.

Lizzie said...

Oh no, now I'm super hungry!

Also, I am falling in love with that instagram photo of the trees all over again. So majestic!

I hope you are well. :)

▲my• said...

Mmm! Brunch is definitely a favorite <3