Sunday Brunch Food Porn - White Dog Cafe - Wayne, PA

I've always found the word brunch to have a pretentiousness to it. As a concept, it's great though. Breakfast and lunch, everybody wins. I love breakfast. My biggest cheat food with breakfast is pancakes. I'll usually just order one chocolate chip pancake when I'm out and that's enough to hit the spot. This morning we went to the White Dog Cafe in Wayne, PA for brunch.

We had been to the Philadelphia location a few years ago and I remember the food being good and the restaurant rather dark and dimly lit. The new location in Wayne was a nice improvement. There are four rooms in the restaurant, each different from the rest. It feels more like you're in someone's home than a restaurant. I believe the room we sat in was called the kitchen. We definitely were inspired to hang up some pictures of Tippy on our walls after leaving the place. Most of the walls are covered with portraits or paintings of dogs. The great thing about the restaurant is their commitment to serving locally produced, sustainable, organic foods from farms usually within 50 miles. I went big and got the steak and eggs with a side of bacon. The menu also had pumpkin pancakes with apples, brown sugar mascarpone and maple syrup, which sounded fantastic. I tried to talk the waiter into bringing me just one pancake on the side, but he said that I'd still have to pay for the full order. So, that was a no go.

I don't know if the picture or words could do it justice. The steak and bacon both came from Green Meadow Farm in Gap, PA. The steak was tender and delicious, and the bacon was perfectly crispy. If you take away the hollandaise sauce that was on the steak and shrimp, it's a pretty damn good paleo meal. In terms of breakfast, it was a bit pricey. But given that it's locally produced, sustainable, grass fed beef and cage free eggs, it was priced fairly.  It's definitely a place I'd go back to again. Maybe next time, we'll split the pumpkin pancakes.

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