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Brunch in Palo Alto

Ah, spring. That lovely time of the year everyone romanticized for rebirth and growth when really it just brings allergies and hot/cold weather that can’t make up its mind. This past week has been something like that. With the weather transitioning between hot and cold, cloudy and sunny, windy and rainy, we’ve barely been able to get out of the house without it raining 20 minutes later!

Luckily this past weekend, I was able to get out of the house and head to Palo Alto. I grew up around this area, so it was nice to be back. We headed to one of my favorite restaurants in the area, Mayfield Bakery & Cafe. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, this place has long been a favorite of mine, having picked up bread at the bakery and even spending my graduation lunch here! Having arrived just in time for brunch, we ordered brioche beignets with cinnamon sugar.
This is a photo of brioche beignets with cinnamon sugar from Mayfield Cafe

I ordered one of my “always” orders which was the soft rolled french omelet with roast mushrooms, brie and field greens. As always, light and perfect!

This is a photo of the french omelet with brie, greens and roast mushrooms from Mayfield

What really makes this omelet special is that melted brie! It really adds an extra kick to it that you really aren’t expecting. Additionally, my mom ordered the corned beef hash with poached egg and ranch greens. She really enjoyed it as well as it made a nice, light meal, nothing too heavy. This is a photo of corned beef hash with poached egg and ranch green from Mayfields Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto

This one seems pretty do-able for me and my mom to make so I’m wondering if maybe we can do a recipe post for something like this in the future? Let me know in in the comments below if you’d be interested in reading something like that!

Although it was a bit crowded and loud, the food was, as always, fantastic. We headed to the Stanford Mall, where my sister jokes we basically grew up, and walked around to see some of the beautiful flowers in bloom! All this rain must have done them some good, even though I looked half dead from this weather 😛

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We really took our time stretching the sunlight while we could, walking for six hours! It stunned me how much Stanford Mall and Palo Alto has changed over the years. What about you? What do you think about spring time?


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