When a restaurant is dedicated to brunch—when it, in fact, it only exists during brunch hours—you know it’s going to take the meal seriously. This cheffy-but-playful pop-up only opens on Saturdays and Sundays at Italian cafe La Buca, and its bacon-obsessed pastry chef Brandon Weeks gives the people what they want: indulgent sweet and savory dishes that are perfectly executed but fun at the same time. Here’s how it works: walk in (most likely after waiting on a long line, that is), plop down $20 and order your choice of a drink, a savory course and a sweet course. The former category might include caramel hot chocolate with house-made marshmallows; the middle a croissant-donut sandwich stuffed with bacon, fried eggs and sharp cheddar; and the latter a carrot cake waffle piled with cream cheese mousse and black walnut toffee.
40 NE 28th Ave
|Cross street:||at NE Couch St|
|Opening hours:||Sat, Sun 9am-2pm|