Fig Tree Cafe

Fig Tree Cafe

Fried Green Tomato and Crab Cake Beneditc

I really love a good Sunday brunch. One of my favorite things to have is Eggs Benedict. I am extremely glad I stumbled upon Fig Tree Cafe. Just flipping through the pictures on Urban Spoon and reading the reviews told me I had to get there before they closed for the break before dinner.

I called because it was unclear exactly where they were located. The cafe is a small place with just a few tables inside and a couple of tables outside. It’s basically a cafe attached to an old house, which was turned into a business. If you weren’t looking for it, you would never know it is here, thanks to the fact the entrance is around the back of the house, which is only visible from an alley behind it. Don’t worry though, the back parking lot is quickly accessible through a small driveway to the left of the front parking lot. 

We sat down and read through the menu. Additionally there were a few brunch specials on the wall, which were not in the menu. It was a hard decision because honestly everything on the menu sounded great. In the end, my wife and I decided to get the same thing. We normally like to try different things, but crab cake Benedict on fried green tomatoes, sorry, we both gave in to the same meal. I got this picture from Urban Spoon since I didn’t want to be too rude and start taking pictures in the restaurant, but it looked almost just like this (minus the tomato and add a dusting of red pepper).

Since I can only comment on the one dish, I will say it is one of the best crab cake Benedicts I’ve had in a very long time. All of the individual pieces were perfect, culminating in “more than the sum of it’s parts”. The eggs were perfectly poached so the yolks would break with a fork, the crab cakes were fresh lump crab with a little kick of spice, the hollandaise was rich and buttery, and the fried green tomato base was the perfect paring as the tartness of the tomatoes balances the richness of the eggs, crab, and hollandaise. 

My only regret was that I wasn’t hungry enough to order a second round of food! This place just made it to my top list of places to go for a nice brunch. The location is a little strange, but I hope they are able to overcome that and build a solid base of customers. You can tell the owner/chef cares about food. Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. I’m excited for the chance to visit again and work through a few more items on their menu.

 

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