I didn’t really peg Water St. Cafe as a brunch destination but turns out I was wrong. We were having brunch here to start off a Bachelorette party and they let us have their private room upstairs for “free” since no one else had booked it. Usually they would have to enforce a set menu on us if we wanted to book the room.
Water St. Cafe’s brunch menu is small but you can also order their lunch items as well. The brunch menu does feature three different types of eggs benny’s though! Most of our group ordered one of the benny options so I was able to try them all.
At the top was the West Coast Crab Cake Benny with panko crusted crab and shrimp cakes, poached eggs, preserved citrus, fennel slaw and housemade hollandaise sauce. The crab cakes were delicious and fluffy. I don’t eat crab cakes a lot though so I don’t have much to compare them with. Coming in at $17, this was the expensive benny option.
On the right was the Smoked Salmon Benny which had smoked wild salmon, poached eggs and the same housemade hollandaise sauce on an English muffin. A classic option and it did not disappoint.
For myself, I had the Pork Belly Benedict with crispy pork belly, braised red cabbage and smoked paprika vinaigrette. The crispy pork belly was better than I expected and indeed crispy. It was tender with the right amount of fat to meat ratio. All of the benny’s come with the BEST crispy potatoes!!! They’re fried and so well seasoned I could’ve happily eaten a plate of this by itself.
If you’re ever out of options for brunch, give Water St. Cafe a try. I always thought they were known for pasta but turns out their brunch is good too. Our server was also very friendly and attentive since she knew we were there for a special occasion. We headed over to Tantra Fitness for pole dancing lessons after!