The Sycamore Kitchen, a rustic, brick-walled café, is always bustling with customers at the order counter or balancing their trays on the way to a table on the patio. The menu is healthy, with a signature twist on many classics. Strips of honey-sherry glazed pancetta lends a sweet undertone to the eggs Benedict. The Mediterranean Salad, sweetened with chopped dates and with briny bits of blue cheese tossed into crunchy kale and radicchio, is a sure winner. And of course the aroma of Stumptown coffee brewing behind the counter is reason enough to grab brunch at The Sycamore Kitchen.
Republique, with its cathedral-like architecture, is all about big spaces, brick walls, and low hanging ceiling lamps over long, wooden, communal tables. Although not extensive, the weekend brunch of a hearty waffle ranchero, some traditional beef chili, and a buttery ‘Sticky Bomb’, cream-filled brioche buns sweetened with maple and salted with bacon, might just be what you need!
For a Mexican brunch flavored with a generous sprinkling of cumin and cilantro, check out Tinga; its menu is spiced to perfection. All the meats are marinated to make them ultra flavorful. If you can handle the chipotle-steeped chicken, get a platter of the Chicken Tinga tacos or even a mighty Chicken Tinga burrito that comes with all the fixings. This, along with a customary side of guacamole made extra special with Cotija cheese, is a brunch fit for a king.
Twist is another rustic café on the south side of the strip, serving organic pressed sandwiches, burgers, and salads. The popular pulled brisket between house-made brioche buns is what many customers come here for, but there’s also a house-roasted turkey sandwich that is just as delicious. Don’t forget to polish off the burgers with a sweet and salty caramel fudge square.