Brunch may come up short every time, but the idea of casually eating breakfast away from the kitchen table is just fine. Even finer, is not taking that coffee and muffin directly to your office desk. There is a world out there. Go see it.
First & Last Bakery + Cedar Hill Cemetery: Take that egg and cheese sandwich to go and find a bench not far from the entrance to the cemetery where you might see turtles, frogs, dragonflies, deer, and birds.
Metro Cafe + Elizabeth Park: It’s hard to resist the obsession that Metro Cafe has with Luke’s Diner (Gilmore Girls), which is enough to silently hint that I should place my order, pay, and move along — all while keeping my phone off and away. They never say this, of course, but I secretly hope that’s the underlying message. Take the pastry, walk on down the road to Elizabeth Park. It doesn’t much matter which side of Prospect Avenue.
What would you suggest?