A few weekends ago, I kidnapped my fave neighbor and ventured out to brunch at a restaurant that was new to the both of us - Polo Cafe. Really, I was craving a mimosa and jambalaya omelet from Wishbone but we were pressed for time and opted for some place closer. I did a quick Google search for a brunch spot and we landed in the Bridgeport neighborhood at this hidden gem for the “Bloody Mary Brunch.” I must admit…I was a little nervous that we were literally the only patrons in this restaurant. But, who doesn’t like to live on the edge? Just a little? There was nothing spectacular about the uber-Irish decor, but the food told a different tale. I sampled the Creme Brulee French Toast and it was phenomenal!
The french toast was prepared in the shape of a bowl with Kleiner Feigling Fig-Infused vodka butter syrup, powdered sugar and whipped cream on the inside. I also had a three-egg omelet with ham, mushrooms, green pepper and onions. Oddly enough, the omelet had an overpowering taste of garlic- I wasn’t sure if the chef accidentally dropped the bottle of garlic powder into my omelet or what…I am still trying to figure that out. Nonetheless, the dish was scrumptious. The menu offers a nice selection of dishes at a very reasonable price- a half order of the french toast was only $4.50 and the omelets start at $4.00. I don’t really do Bloody Mary’s but for those of you who do- they offer a pitcher for $19.95 and a single serving for only $6. Overall, for the yum factor, excellent
service and affordability, I will definitely add Polo to the brunch line-up. I give Polo Cafe 2.5 leopard print pumps. They would have received a perfect rating of three pumps had it not been for the garlic overkill (says the girl who loves garlic everything).
Polo Cafe is located at 3322 S. Morgan Street. Bloody Mary Brunch is on Saturdays from 9am-2pm.