“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.”- John Walters
I’m sure you’ve already heard – but – Sweet Diner moved into the Third Ward. Naturally, I couldn’t let a month go by without stopping in. I mean this PLACE. IS. AMAZING. Marble countertops, exposed brick, and gold accents…what millennial wouldn’t feel welcomed!
Their food menu has a variety of breakfast, brunch, & lunch items – my three favorite meals. I visited around two in the afternoon a few weeks ago (to me that’s still an acceptable time to eat brunch) but I went with a lunch option. I choose the “Veg Head” sandwich and a bowl of mushroom soup. I know. You’re like, “seriously, mushroom soup?” I don’t know what was in there, but it was an explosion of flavor. If they tell you it is the soup of the day when you visit, get it. The sandwich was flavorful as well – full of veggies and hummus. It could easily be made vegan as well, sans the cheese.
Now, more importantly, on to the drinks. They serve cocktails, beer, wine, freshly squeezed juices (including a green drink and a ginger carrot), tea, coffee from Anodyne, and Nitro Coffee from Pilcrow. Side note, have you tried Nitro Coffee? I’m a huge fan, but I would love to hear your opinion. I’m that person who always has two or three different drinks in front of them at brunch, so this makes my heart happy. Plus with cocktails named “Walking Spanglish” and “MKE Screw,” it’s hard to pass them up.
With any new restaurant, there was a wait, wah waah. Fear not, you can grab a coffee or a juice while you wait or head down the street to Inspired or Broadway Paper to shop until they text you that your table is ready.
Are you thinking of heading to Sweet Diner or have you previously visited? Leave a comment below!
A special thank you to Editor-in- Chief Ciara Beckers for always keeping my grammar in check.