I first heard about sarabeth's from a colleague who lived in new york for a while. she would rave about the sarabeth's jams and so I made a point to visit sarabeth's on one of my new york market trips this year. I chose the chelsea market location and got there as soon as it opened. it was already hustling and bustling. overwhelmed, I quickly ordered an almond croissant and coffee from the to go counter. it was the best croissant I've ever had, but I was really wanting to have more of a dining experience at sarabeth's. I did pick up lots of jams, coffees, hot cocoa, and a cookbook while I was there. the story of sarabeth and her amazing goodies is a cause I can get behind!
finally, we had a chance to slow down and enjoy sunday brunch at sarabeth's key west. is it the exact same nyc experience? no. but is it equally awesome? yes. not to mention, the whole eighty degrees brunching on patios in december thing definitely wins points.
we started with coffee and I had an antioxidant mimosa, a mixture of dark berries and champagne. it looked like iced coffee in a champagne flute. not the prettiest, but definitely tasty.
stephen ordered porridge. the menu listed porridge: 'til it's gone! he decided it must be a fan favorite and that's why he chose it. he later told me he doesn't really like oatmeal. this porridge was really pretty and stuffed with berries and raisins.
I won brunch with my order of salmon eggs benedict. I love eggs benedict, including all variations except the traditional way with ham. this dish was perfect, served with a side of breakfast potatoes.
the patio at sarabeth's is just adorable, on the corner of palm-tree lined streets of key west. my one complaint is while this sarabeth's does sell sarabeth's famous jams, they do not sell the packaged coffees. I love sarabeth's hazlenut coffee and would've definitely picked some up.
stop by sarabeth's in key west for brunch, get there early for patio seating!