Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Brunch at Cafe Ba-Ba Reeba, Chicago

Choosing where to brunch is an extremely difficult decision. Chicago has countless options, and there's pressure (I put on myself) not to pick the wrong spot. Luckily my friends and I made the right choice this weekend by going to Cafe Ba-Ba Reeba in Lincoln Park.

The tapas (small plates) are meant to be shared, so order a bunch of everything and try it all!

What we ordered:

  • Waffles with marcona almond nutella: Amazing.
  • Two orders of spicy potatoes with aioli sauce: I could not get enough. I pretty much ate one order by myself.
  • Brussels sprout salad: Looked like cole slaw to me, but was great.
  • Eggs Benedict: I may not be an eggs benedict person, so I don't know.
  • Calamari: Good, but seemed like aioli would be a better sauce for it. In fact, that's what I used.
  • Goat cheese baked in tomato sauce with toasted bread: Yum.
  • Deviled egg: Also yum, but tiny.

  • Chicken and ham croquetas: Didn't try them. Comes with ham that I didn't eat. 
  • Beef empanadas: Didn't try them.
I didn't try all of the items, but my friends seemed to like everything. We also loved the blackberry-raspberry sangria (We ordered two pitchers.). I was so full that it felt like I had a bowling ball in my stomach afterward, but I was happy. I should also mention that the waiter was nice enough to bring us dessert without us asking. It was a caramelized banana, butterscotch custard and a marcona almond caramel bar. 

Would I go back to Cafe Ba-Ba Reeba? Absolutely. You'll probably see me there again this summer.