Mari: We got up on a Sunday to head over for probably the earliest brunch either of us have had. The plus side about showing up to brunch at 10am, no waits. We were seated instantly and even had the choice of sitting by the window for that optimal natural lighting.
Temi: They had a DJ on deck giving us some soulful morning vibes. The music added life to the cloudy Seattle morning. Also giving me life, were the prices on their menu. Their entrees are in the $10 - $15 range which is not something you see often in central Seattle.
Mari: The menu options are cheap, but they are also very pork heavy. Brunch has the best halal option, lunch is okay and dinner has only one option. I don’t like being forced to choose something by default so I doubt I'll ever be going here for dinner.
Temi: I ordered the Croque Madame and Mari ordered the French Toast despite her high standards.
Mari: What's my standard for epic French toast? Toast that can stand on its own because it is soaked with the batter and doesn’t need to be doused with syrup to make it taste good. Unfortunately the toast was dry, but I guess the dryness made me eat it properly with the coffee cream beneath it and the salted caramel sauce that was poured on top. Everything together was absolutely delicious.
Temi: A Croque Madame is basically a Croque Monsieur with a fried egg on top. A lot of times the cheese inside the sandwich is melted and gooey and the Gruyere at the top is melted till its lightly browned. This was not the case for the Croque Madame I got. The cheese was barely melted and the bread was barely toasted. The béchamel did its job of creating a very moist cheesy sandwich, but there were a lot of dry spots. The sandwich tasted good, but I'm not sure if I would call it a Croque Madame.
While we enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe of Brass Tacks, we weren't blown away by the brunch. For our Halal readers, their menu presents limited options but their French toast with all its elements is delicious. Their non-croque croque madame is just good. Temi will have to go back to try their dinner, but overall we think it's an okay brunch spot.
TMA Rating: 3/5
Ambience: Industrial classy
Wait time: none
Would we go back? Possibly
Halal Friendly? Barely
Disclaimer: What we say on here is strictly based on our experiences, and all thoughts, words and opinions are our (Temi and Mari) own. Unless mentioned, all the food we eat is paid for with our cold hard cash.