Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Doughy Perfection Found at Milk Glass Market
With another successful PDX Breakfast club meetup under my belt, I have yet another delicious breakfast haunt to share with you. It's called Milk Glass Market, which has actually been on my to-try list for a while. Burning such a proverbial hole in my food list, I suggested to the club's organizer that we try it and she was happy to oblige.
Set in the quaint and somewhat elusive North Portland neighborhood of Overlook, you'll find Milk Glass Market just a few blocks away from The Hop and Vine, which we also visited last week. Known for its breakfast treats, the cafe is open starting from 9 a.m. and has a pretty extensive and imaginative menu.
The interior is bright and cheery with clean, natural decor such as wooden cutting boards on the walls and vintage glass light fixtures and white porcelain dining-ware. There's plenty of tables in the main dining area, which makes it a good pit stop or a place for a business meeting for example. While this place can get busy, it's definitely not loud and I'd recommend stopping in for some peace and quiet. I must also mention that they have a fabulous private room in the back, which our organizer reserved just for our meetup. Being connected to the kitchen, it was most convenient and allowed us to enjoy stellar service including our own private coffee stash.
With a nice variety of savory and sweet breakfast dishes, there was plenty to choose from. While their sweet things looked very enticing, I ended up going with a savory breakfast and took a sweet treat for the road.
The Swell - I thought this an interesting name for a breakfast sandwich, and its ingredients drew me in right away. The fried egg was its main component, which was then layered with bright veggies such as roasted peppers, fresh basil and even some gooey provolone cheese. A crunchy ciabatta roll, which held the whole thing together was the piece-de-resistance, with a toothsome crust but a perfectly pillowy middle.
Apricot Scone - After seeing someone in our group eating this, I knew I had to stop back in and get one for the road. I actually bought it for Dan and he was pleasantly surprised to profit from my little breakfast outing. Needless to say, I had some as well and marveled at the crumbly, buttery dough that flaked apart perfectly and revealed a pretty orange apricot marmalade that I'm assuming had to be homemade.
Service and Cost:
Milk Glass Market is an order at the counter kind of place, which makes life easier, especially if you're dining with a larger group. Also, as mentioned, since we had that private room to ourselves, I think the staff did a great job of bringing the dishes out in good time and refilling our coffee pot when it got low.
Costs are moderate and fair for the high caliber of food. I paid a total of $11.50 for my hefty sandwich and coffee and another $3 for that godly scone.
Milk Glass Market - 2150 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland OR 97217