Sara and I met up for brunch at August August, a cute little place with a big powerful wood oven. Naturally, we wanted the Wood Oven Baked Eggs En Cocotte, but needed help deciding between 4 flavors. Our waiter recommended Alsatian: bacon, onions, and creme fraiche, which I loved. The caramelized onions were so sweet, the bacon was in nice thick chunks, and the runny egg was perfect for slathering all over the buttered bread. Next time, I’m trying the Andalusian: chorizo and blistered peppers.

Alsatian Baked Eggs

Our waiter also recommended the Cast Iron German Pancake, which comes out piping hot (ding ding, extra points), and obviously freshly made. A cross between cake and pancake, with a soft inside and a light crust, it’s about 1 1/2″ thick and very filling. At first, we weren’t brought any syrup so we weren’t sure we liked it, with only the little bit of sweetness from a few raisins and a bit of powdered sugar. After we tried it with syrup, it made a lot more sense.
German Pancake

I liked the Baked Eggs more than the German Pancake but I appreciated both for not being generic brunch offerings. The price, including refillable coffee (all brunch places should do that), was $37, including tax and tip, which is reasonable.
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