Y’all, I did something I rarely do! I traveled out to the burbs for brunch! This trip just so happened to be to Whiskey Cake which I have heard nothing but great things about. I was beyond excited to try it, so much so that the drive down I10 didn’t even seem that bad. For this foodie adventure, I grabbed foodie friend Bridgette of Bits ‘n Bites for a Saturday Brunch at Whiskey Cake!
Okay y’all know I judge restaurants out in the burbs. They all look the same and lack character. Whiskey Cake definitely breaks the stereotype! The restaurant plays up the “country chic” kind of look with nice touches throughout. There is a large bar if you are looking for a more chill hang out vibe. Then outside you have a patio with the large fireplace for cooler months. All and all it is a beautiful space.
Whiskey Cake does brunch cocktails right! For my bloody mary lovers, you can enjoy a full bloody mary bar filled with fresh toppings to make a unique drink. I am not much of a bloody mary fan so I went with what I know best, mimosas! Here, they offer table side mimosas which includes a whole bottle of champagne and select juices. There is so much to like about this setup, chief among them the ability to select your juice to champagne ratio.
In addition to the mimosas and bloody marys, guests can also enjoy signature cocktails on the brunch menu.
We were feeling a little greedy on this particular Sunday and decided to order several things! To start, we ordered the local board which features meats and cheeses either made in house or locally sourced. We also added a the local goat cheese fondue which is served with sourdough bread. Both of these appetizers are delicious. The board is filled with so many favorites including fresh honey with honey comb. With the goat fondue, I was not sure about the goat cheese portion. It is not something I have really had by itself, but once again it is delicious.
Honestly, I could have stopped there and went home full. Buttttt we had to get entrees too. My friend ordered the French Toast Monte Cristo a savory french toast which included ham and cheese. I went for the banana caramel pancakes. The Monte Cristo fell flat for Bridgette and it may have been because she was so full from the appetizers. My pancakes were really good and had the homemade flare I have grown to appreciate while eating out. I would definitely order them again. We ended with namesake whiskey cake, but honestly we were too full to really enjoy it. I will say it is a great dessert, similar to a sticky toffee pudding with out dates so that makes it SO much better.
I really enjoyed Whiskey Cake. It has a great vibe plus good food and drinks. Now can they just build one closer to me so I can throw it in brunch rotation! I would even settle for one within the Beltway!