On a recent morning my friend and I found ourselves passing through Celebration and decided to check out Maple Street Biscuit Company for some morning sustenance.
Saturday we were invited to try out the new brunch at American Gymkhana. Having enjoyed the restaurant’s modern Indian cuisine for dinner, I was very interested in trying out their brunch offerings.
When we arrived, we were seated on the recently opened veranda, at a table for two next to the windows. We received menus and our drink orders were taken. We opted to go with the day’s special cocktail creations.
The brunch menu was divided into four sections – sweet, savory, classic, and egg dishes. It was hard, but my friend Joan and I narrowed the choices down to three dishes to try.
From the egg dishes we selected the Desi Omelet with a side of Marsala potato wedges. The vegetarian omelet featured serrano peppers, sauteed onions, cilantro, and Amul cheese, and the ingredients complemented each other well. The Indian cheese was creamy with a bit of tang, while the peppers provided a mild heat. The potatos tasted like potatoes. I couldn’t taste any spice, but it made a good base for the roasted onion chutney served with it.
On a recent morning, my roommate Rhonda and I had found ourselves out by The Loop in Kissimmee when the tummy rumblings couldn’t be ignored anymore. Looking at our dining options in the area, we decided to try Mimi’s Cafe on Osceola Pkwy.
We entered and were immediately seated at a booth in a side room. There were only a few other diners in our area, so it was pleasantly quiet.
Mimi’s serves breakfast all day, and since we had a buy one-get one free coupon (received via email), we looked over that portion of the menu.
Rhonda settled on the Monterey omelette, a three-egg concoction filled with bacon, avocado and jack cheese. It was served with red skin potatoes.
I decided to do a brunch-type of dish, the chipotle breakfast burrito. It consisted of scrambled eggs, spiced shredded beef, green onions, cilantro and black beans, stuffed into a tomato tortilla and covered in a chipotle sauce and melted cheese. It, too, was served with red skin potatoes.
In addition to the above, both dishes came with a small juice and a huge muffin.
Then because we mentioned we were Mimi’s first-timers, we also got a special gift of four free muffins to take home.
Bottom line is Mimi’s served up really tasty and filling food for a decent price. Using the coupon saved us even more (get yours by going to the Mimi’s Cafe website and signing up for their free mailing list).
There are several locations in the Orlando area.
[Photos by Michelle Snow]