Took the kids out to breakfast on a recent day off, and headed west to Jack Flaps, Chef Eric Williams’ (of Momocho fame) Ohio City breakfast nook. And it is a nook, with only a few small tables and a bar. Fortunately, we got there a little later than a normal morning rush, so there were open seats… and not too many other patrons for the kids to bug.
We got to sample from their recently-rolled out fall menu, which has a number of scrumptious-sounding dishes. The menu has a wide variety of pancake/French toast/waffle options, as well as some new takes on things like a breakfast burrito, eggs Benedict and shrimp ‘n grits. Lots of vegan and gluten-free options too.
Unfortunately, they were out of the pear and bacon waffles (!), so S had to go with her second choice – candied jalapeno pancakes drizzled with a white chocolate sauce and caramel coffee crumble. The flavors were pretty unique and made for a nice breakfast. The only critique was that the kitchen was a little stingy on the toppings – the sauce and crumble were delicious, there just wasn’t much of either one, especially for pancakes that size. I certainly don’t expect them to be drowning, but there should be enough to be able to enjoy those flavors with each bite!
I tried the chipotle raisin French toast, made with raisin bread, and topped with chipotle maple syrup and pumpkin cream. Unlike the pancakes, the toppings were plentiful here, and again, quite tasty. Nice hit of spice in the sweet syrup to go along with the rich cream. Perfect fall breakfast. We also split a side of root vegetable hash – another perfectly-seasoned ode to autumn. Not sure what all went into it, but I’d love to know.
They did a nice job of accommodating the kids too, by giving each of them a single flapjack and some fruit. And the kids did a nice job of mostly behaving for most of our stay.
Cool little place, well worth a stop if you’re looking for a hearty, delectable breakfast or brunch (they’re open until 3)!
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