Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Brunch

Today is the perfect day here in Houston. The weather is magnificent.

I brunched with a friend today at a cafe that's new to me. It's tucked away in a quiet corner, and we ate outside in the lovely morning sun. I LOVE discovering new places - especially ones that have been right under my nose. The cafe shares property with a landscaping company, so it faces a lovely little nursery, the perfect spot to relax over a cup of coffee.

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I am always on a quest to find new places to eat - I feel like I've uncovered buried treasure every time I stumble on something.

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Tell me about your favorite discovery.

34 comments:

BlueGrassandGreenTomatoes said...

I love in Houston... Where was this little treasure? There are so many places here!

Have you tried "The Hobbit Cafe"? They have the best chicken salad.

BlueGrassandGreenTomatoes said...

Sorry... *live

Meg said...

this looks wonderful! there's a place called "willie's bakery" in my hometown that's right downtown. inside it's a normal little bakery, but the back door leads on to the most gorgeous little patio, shut in with wrought iron fence and ivy so you can't see the buildings or the downtown noise around you! it's so lovely there, i wish i could find something equivalent here now that i'm living in vancouver - i love gorgeous places to eat!

Phoenix said...

I just had it last night in Fullerton (Orange County)! There's a huge Victorian house that serves tea and alcohol and panini's and the best chocolate cake of EVER and has a huge backyard with comfy chairs to lounge in.

I promptly fell in love. Especially when they served my Italian soda in a mason jar.

LOVE.

Kristin said...

My favorite discovery was a little Mexican dive in Soho in NYC. It was amazing. My bestie and I were there together on V-day and since we couldn't be with our spouses, it was the perfect way to celebrate!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

it looks so pretty! the photos are yours? amazing eye, darling! xo

Simply Mel said...

Nothing beats a morning of sunshine, good food, and happy company!

passport in my pocket said...

jealous of your wonderful weather!

jordan said...

your blog is super cute!!

Renee said...

I always get hungry when I read your blog!
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Meghan said...

Hello amazing pictures! It looks like such a perfect place to meet a friend!

My favorite, latest discovery? A cute little hotel bar a few blocks away from my house - I went there a few weekends ago with girlfriends, and not only was it quiet, but it had the best views of the city!

Christina Moreno- floresdelsol said...

Dionne, what a beautiful post! I would love to meet you there, especially now while I am getting sick of the cold.

New discovery for me? The music of Iron and Wine!!!!

simplesong said...

here you go again making me hungry! always love your posts. and i love discovering new little treasures too!

Alicia said...

Beautiful pictures! Such a simple treat. I am SO Jealous of your weather!!

KarenandJason said...

isn't exploring/discovery sooo much fun?? I absolutely love it, probably why I enjoy being a military spouse so much. Everything changes around me pretty frequently (typically move every 2-3 years) and then I get to explore each and every new place that I go. Recently, we moved to Korea, from Germany, and I was scared that I wasn't going to get that great cup of coffee like I would get in Europe... Well, I went walking the other day (with the hubs for V Day) and just a few footsteps away I found, "From In..." a magnificent coffee house with delicious coffee/pastries. Love new finds, and the best part is blogging about them! Thanks for sharing.

carolyn peeler said...

such an adorable ship :)

French lover said...

This place looks so cute ! And summery ! I can't wait for Spring. We are starting to get sunny days here in Paris, but it's still a little cold..

Rachel Follett said...

What a sweet place! Love your images as always. Have a great weekend!

photojoy said...

All the photos are cool and super. I like those softness of light.
I also love to explore a nice cafe where I can share a lovely time with my friends. I even have my own special place where I can visit by myself, which most of my friends just hesitate to do so.

Melissa Blake said...

Sounds so fun! Last summer, I discovered the beauty of sitting in my backyard in the warm sunshine and just writing. The sun is a lovely Muse! xoxo

FEDERICA said...

Love your stunning photos!
Happy weekend,
Federica.
xoxo

BlueGrassandGreenTomatoes said...

Well... I just started my little blog, so I'm still stretching my legs into the blogging world!

I'd love to come to your Houston Blogger's Meeting in May (if you decide to definitely have one).

Also, I'm pumped about your little restaurant find. My hubby and I drove past there last Sunday, and I turned to him and said, "I think there are people sitting and eating in there." Crazy!

the Lost Earring said...

What a great spot for a cafe! Nothing like the warmth of the morning sun :)

Devin and I are always discovering neat little spots where we live. My favorite, so far, is a little nature preserve we found in walking distance from our home. It has wooden pathways overlooking tall grasses filled with animals--my favorite part is the heron rookery :)

Jaime said...

Such pretty flowers! My fave discovery hmm... I like finding hole in the wall art galleries or cafes.

Michelle said...

This looks so yummy! I wish it was warm enough here for flowers to grow.

Barbara said...

I love finding new places too...little secret corners, small places, tea places. Such fun. And sometimes you're lucky to find a little gem food-wise, just like you did. Although often just the atmosphere and company does it for me.

Tamara Nicole said...

I lvoe little discoveries! There's this amazingly awesome yummy bakery in West Seattle (WA) called Bakery Neavou. Amazing.

Have a great weekend!!!

Hilary Leister said...

I liked studying abroad in Italy b/c there were hundreds of cute little cafes and shops to explore!

I also like discovering picnic spots. I don't have them that often, but when I do, the locations are ideal :)

Nicole Marie said...

fruit and cheese is my favorite!

My Wooden Heart said...

Just today I found a great little sandwich shop a few blocks from my apartment. IT was a great find. lots of vegetarian sandwich's

Tender Branson said...

I found a little place called circles after running last week. It had cap n crunch french toast which was very good.

Carissa said...

sounds and looks lovely! I had brunch with friends today, in fact. we weren't overlooking a nursery but we were in malibu, so not bad :)

it's hard to think of what my favorite discovery would be... I haven't discovered too many restaurants! there is one place that I found when I interned in ventura though that has an amazing chicken pesto sandwich with sun-dried tomatoes that I LOVE! it was new to me but not to everyone else that lived in the area... there was a line out the door every day at lunch! but that's exactly why I decided to go the first time. I could tell it was good before I walked in the door :)

Kotori said...

Dionne,
Your photos seem to be improving with every post - I feel like I've watched you really transform into quite the photographer over the past year. That coffee shop photo is GORGEOUS!

prashant said...

What a sweet place! Love your images as always. Have a great weekend!What
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