I finally made it to the Tupelo Honey Cafe and it was worth every penny. The cafe is located across from Cameron Village in Raleigh- I am sure you have heard about it own way or another as I have, from a friend or a list of great restaurants online. It was one of those places that I said I would go try but then repeatedly felt lazy and stayed in my stomping ground of Durham.
I can now say when I wake up in the morning, start to feel lazy and hungry, start to talk myself out of driving to Raleigh…no, no, no, I have Honey Tupelo Cafe waiting for me in Raleigh, I will grab my keys, run out the door with shoes in hand and screech my tires till I hit the I-40
First off the restaurant is beautiful. It’s rustic with barn house features and hints at the name of the café with honeycomb wood structures everywhere; the metaphor was not lost on anyone. The wait staff was friendly and very responsive. The waiter brought us a sweet biscuit with blueberry jam as a “freebee”, which was a great way to start the culinary experience. We also had coffee and mimosas which were delicious.
The Southwestern Omelet ($10) I had was excellent. It was made with Hickory Nut Gap Farm Chorizo, chopped avocado, cheddar cheese, fresh tomato salsa and topped with sour cream.The omelet was light and fluffy, the chorizo was delicious, the portion was ample and not too filling- hands down the best omelet I have had in the Triangle. My wife had the Super Southern Breakfast Bowl ($9.50) which was made up of stone-ground goat cheese grits topped with two eggs, apple-cider bacon, cheddar, salsa, and black-eyed peas. She had avocado added on for an extra dollar as well. I have to say I am not a huge grits person, but these grits were so creamy, they made me a believer.