After having such a great sandwich at Nico and Vali’s the other week, I had to go back for breakfast. I ordered a caramel latte ($3), their strawberry and marscapone crepe ($4.95) and a side of hash browns($1.50). Each place that serves espresso seems to have a different level of sweetness when it comes to flavored drinks. The caramel latte at Nico and Vali’s was a little weak in the sugar department for me, but it was still a quality coffee drink. The crepe was nicely presented dusted with powdered sugar, drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with a cup of seasonal fresh fruit. The creamy marscapone filling had a nice sweetness with a hint of lemon. The fruit cup was a mix of strawberries, grapes, honeydew and cantaloupe; each piece of fruit was extremely fresh. The hash browns were simple crispy squares of potato. They were not at all greasy or overcooked. I was a little disappointed that only one crepe came with my order after seeing the size of my husband’s personal frittata ($6.25) which also included toast and hash browns in the price, but the prices are still fairly reasonable for a more unique breakfast selection.
The server we had for breakfast was a had less personality than the friendly and knowledgeable waiter we had on the our previous visit for lunch, but service was still efficient.
Remembering their exceptional ciabatta bread I had on a great sandwich a few weeks ago I picked up a loaf ($3.50) on the way out. I made a simple garlic bread with it for dinner the next night and the texture and flavor of the bread was just as good as I had remembered.
We’ll have to make a trip back soon to try out their dinner menu!