Sunday morning was shaping up to be another beautiful day, so we decided to take a stroll down the street to one of our favorite places (okay, Andrew is insisting that I specify it as one of my favorite places, not his- bah humbug) to eat breakfast: Half & Half.
It is just a jaunt down the street from our house, located among a nice neat and clean street in downtown Clayton, and is often packed on the weekends. Usually we get there earlier, but on this day we had a bit of a wait since we took our sweet time getting ready to head out the door this morning (I blame the baby).
But luckily there is plenty of space to mess around while you waits for delicious food… and you simply must visit the curvy bench which is perfect for racing matchbox cars on.
… still waiting.
Ready for breakfast.
A most delicious vanilla latte, which Andrew insists I say over and over again so he can make fun of how pretentious it sounds… but I promise you it is worth the insults.
The food here is delicious. They serve such delectable savory treats like the vegetable hash I tried today- two sunny-side up eggs over a skillet of roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts, onions, and spinach (this was so satisfying I didn’t need lunch) or prosciutto eggs benedict (which may just be my absolute favorite meal in the whole world).
But if you are in the mood for something sweet, I highly recommend the blackberry stuffed french toast (unfortunately not pictured), which is thick-sliced, moist, and oozing with mascarpone cheese, fresh blackberries, and blackberry syrup. To die for. The kids also get a special treat when we visit. Milo always chooses the fluffy light pancakes (shown above) with a side of fruit and hot chocolate. Enough for two little mouths (though you can’t tell from the picture).
My photos definitely don’t do Half & Half justice. I tried to get some good interior pics, but they did not show the bright and cheery, clean atmosphere, so I bailed on those. Anyway, check this place out if you’re in the Clayton area and hungry for some very very very good breakfast food!
Next we headed over to the St. Louis Art Fair, which is also held in downtown Clayton every September (and conveniently just across the street from our breakfast nook). And though it was much more difficult to manage these boys plus our cranky third, we managed to obtain some free stuff… like fireman’s helmets!
Milo admiring the cool metal works… and I am admiring the courage of this lady’s fashion choices for today… did she sit on a squid? Nope. Just looks like it.
And of course, what art fair is complete without punching bags? That you have to blow up yourself???
See you next time, Art Fair. Hope everyone enjoyed a beautiful weekend!