So every so often my female cousins and I get together for brunch. I have an ongoing list of places I want to visit for the blog, so I’m usually asked what does #CourtneyCoversCleveland recommend. Well, this time I sent a list of 3 places and after gazing at the menu online we all agreed this was the winner because the selections were very reasonably priced and they had alcohol- which meant mimosas!
Anywho, I’ll be honest by saying I hadn’t heard much about this place from anyone that I knew personally but it had come up in a few searches for best brunches in Cleveland. I was excited to try and went in with no expectations. We planned to meet on a Saturday morning at 11am. I made a reservation earlier in the week because we were a group of 8, and while that’s not required it was definitely a good idea. FYI- 11 was a great time to meet there! It wasn’t crazy busy when we arrived, but by the time were leaving there wasn’t one empty seat.
I arrived and per my GPS it was literally right off the highway. I could see it from the light and my first thought was where am I going to park. I found one open spot diagonal from the door and then there was additional street parking further down. I was happy because it was raining and I didn’t have a hat to endure a long walk. I didn’t see a parking lot, so I assumed this was the only parking. As you walk to the door there are only two front windows, and it looks as if you are entering a little church or little house. I’m pretty sure, like most of the places in this area its a house transformed into a restaurant. Once you open the door, there’s a long bar on the right and on the left small tables scattered in the front room. There’s a little archway walk through that enters into a backroom. I felt like I walked in the front door and walked right into someone’s basement. It was actually like diner meets basement! It wasn’t a big space, there wasn’t many if any windows, there were big old school squares on the floor, older tables and chairs, and signs hanging on all the wooden walls.
I was the 6th person to arrive, so my group was already seated at a long table in the second room. Just to put it out there, I’ll share with the world that from time to time I’m late to events but… I’m really trying to do better. As a testament to that, I imposed a new rule when planning with friends and family that the last person to arrive has to buy a round of drinks. Now, this is just an incentive for everyone to be on time, if no one is late no one buys a round, and then the last person after the scheduled meal time picks up that tab. This was the first time I suggested it to my family, but I have to say it made us “less late” LOL, I arrived by 11:10 and everyone else right before. Luckily for my cousin Ashley who was the last to arrive, she was not aware of the rule because she was not in the planning chat. Moving forward everyone is now aware of the rule. Once everyone arrived we were ready to order food.
I went in really craving a burger, but after speaking to our waitress, I decided to go with the shrimp and grits meal (Cheese and jalapeno grits with sautéed shrimp, smoked Andouille sausage, peppers and onions, without the fried egg) which she stated was one of their most popular brunch dishes. A few others also ordered this and we all LOVED it! The grits were cheesy, it was a little spicy, filling and amazing- there were no complaints from anyone! Also pictured above which came highly recommended was the biscuit and sausage gravy (Topped with smoked cheddar cheese, two eggs any style and a side of potato hash) and greek omelette (Three eggs, sautéed spinach, garlic-roasted tomatoes, artichokes, feta cheese, side of potato hash). My cousin Sam ordered the beer battered fish fry meal (Generous portion of hand battered haddock nestled with sweet potato fries and coleslaw), which I later learned was featured on the Travel Channel’s Delicious Destinations Cleveland Edition. I had another cousin order the standard breakfast meal (Two eggs any style, potato hash, english muffin) and pancakes and she enjoyed that as well. This is probably the first time that everyone loved everything! We sat and talked so long that we almost ordered lunch.
Although I could not participate in the libations, everyone also seemed to enjoy their alcoholic beverages- primarily the mimosas. They came in 3 flavors mango, orange and blood orange and they are $7 and $8 dollars. I know this place has also been listed on a few of the best happy hour list for Cleveland as well due to pricing so that’s definitely a reason to come back post baby. Oh and did I mention there’s a super open and cute patio around back with hanging lights? I could only imagine how much fun potential that space has for summer! Another reason for me to come back!
So all and all this place was great! I spent less than $21 dollars total! All the meals were under $15 bucks. It was far from fancy but the perfect place to hang! The drinks are food are both reasonable! Not only is it great for a random friends get together, it’s extremely family friendly, casual date friendly, brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner friendly! The kitchen is open 7 days a week until midnight. They have daily specials (wing night, $6 burger night, fish fry and more). They host small gatherings or private events. It’s a small space so if you’re looking to sit at a table with more than 10 people I’d suggest calling ahead.
So if you’re ever in Tremont, or looking for a new place to try for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour… I suggest you try Prosperity Social Club and tell them you read about them on #CourtneyCoversCleveland.