I met Lisa from TasteCookSip at Se7en Bites for breakfast this week. I had heard of this little restaurant in the Milk District, but had not had the opportunity to try it so I excited to see what deliciousness they were cooking up. Se7en Bites is located on Primrose in the old Spooky’s Black Cat Cafe space, next to Kyle’s Bike Shop.
When I first walked in, I was warmly greeted by the manager and Chef Trina Gregory. They had a menu on the wall listing 6 or 7 savoy breakfast and lunch items, 10 – 12 sweet items and a few beverages. The have a limited menu in order to ensure everything is made fresh daily. I’d rather have a small menu with amazing items than a big menu with mediocre items. In addition to the ‘standard’ menu, they also offer a few daily specials. I ordered an orange blossom iced tea and waited on my breakfast ‘date’. The iced tea was wonderful and refreshing with just the right amount of orange blossom. It literally reminded me of the orange blossoms that used to bloom around Orlando when we still had citrus trees.
When my dining companion arrived, we ordered our breakfast. I had the breakfast biscuit with ham, egg and pimento, and I added bacon (who doesn’t love bacon). I don’t typically like pimento cheese, but I thought I’d give this a try. My biscuit was flaky, dense and delicious. All of the flavors worked so well together and I loved the pimento cheese which gave the meal a different flavor. My dining companion had vegetarian bread pudding with hollandaise sauce and coffee. A love a good hollandaise sauce and it is very difficult to find a homemade one at a casual restaurant. Their hollandaise sauce was wonderful.
My plan was to just order breakfast and try to ignore their scrumptious desserts. That plan worked well until I saw the chocolate cake, it was a dark chocolate stout cake to be more specific. I cannot resist a good chocolate cake so I brought a piece home. It was so moist and chocolatey, I will definitely be back for another piece. All the desserts looked good, but the other one that really caught my attention was the Pumpkin Spice with Ginger Cream. I did not try it, but I’m sure it is as good as it looks.
Chef Gregory came out and talked to us about her inspiration for the restaurant. She is the baker behind many of the baker selections at Pom Pom Teahouse, among others, and wanted to open a restaurant in the area where she’s lived since she was 11 years old. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. I appreciated that she took time away from her cooking to talk to us.
I enjoyed the breakfast so much that I went back today (Saturday) for the biscuits and gravy as well as another ham, egg and pimento biscuit.
This is a cute, quaint local restaurant that creates made from scratch creations on a daily basis. They also source locally, when possible. I love the concept, the food, the restaurant and the employees. I recommend trying this place and supporting the local economy.