Your New Brunch Spot: Ada Street
If you haven't been to Ada Street, don't expect to recognize it the first time you visit. Across from a city transportation depot and surrounded by low level industrial buildings, the relaxed speakeasy develops its charm in the middle of nowhere.
In mid-September Ada Street quietly launched a brunch menu and it has quickly developed into an under the radar, crowd free brunch spot for Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Like any good brunch, the Bloody Mary should be your opener. Lacking the spice and kick I love, it's a well rounded base and the bartenders will happily add more zip to your cocktail if that's your style. The standard blody is garnish free, but Deluxe Bloody Mary (pictured above) comes with manchego cheese, poached shrimp, a mini-pickle and prosciutto. The additional garnish for the Deluxe is an extra $3 and in hindsight I recommend you put that money towards a few items on a the dessert menu instead.
In terms of mains, the portions are perfect in that it doesn't look like a lot of food, but you won't leave hungry. Based an the surrounding tables, the egg scrambler was a popular choice. Served in a mini cask-iron skillet, the two egg scambler is prepared with a healthy mix of red peppers and spicy chorizo. This is where I picked up the zip I was looking for in the Deluxe Bloody Mary.
Other items on the brunch menu include a house-cured salmon, a BL(fried green)T, biscuits and gravy, corn beef hash scotch egg, thai beef salad and several other items.
Following your mains, the pretzel bread pudding with maple whipped cream and bacon topping is delicious dish to share between two people - or one very hungry person.
In terms of price, everything was on pair for what you would expect to spend for a great brunch ($20-30 per person). Brunch is served between 11am - 1pm and reservations are strongly encouraged.