Southern Italian fare is mixed with American influences at this picture-perfect spot with a library wall inside and a garden outside. The weekend brunch is the main draw, with playful options like coconut and lime french toast, chicken and pancake and pork ribs with corn on the cob.
|Venue name:||Milk and Roses|
1110 Manhattan Ave
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3 / 5
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With it's quirky, shabby chic, library themed decor, I immediately wanted to like Milk and Roses. The walls are covered in books, there are comfortable banquettes mixed in with minute tables, and there are flowers in mason jars. This place nails decor and atmosphere - particularly for brunch.
With a brunch special that includes unlimited, slightly better than average mimosas, an americano (upgrade on regular coffee!) and an entree for $29, it seemed like a recipe for success.
However, where things fell flat was the food. A highly instagrammable Croque Monsieur was a nearly inedible mess - the bread was impossible to cut or bite into, and in the realm of breakfast sandwiches, its preferable to be able to do these things - and to have non-stale bread. Chicken and waffles (which that weekend was Chicken and Pancakes, due to a waffle machine malfunction) though good, was a much smaller portion than anticipated, leaving diners unsatisfied.
In a city where there are nearly endless options for bottomless brunch, this wasn't worth going out of the way for.