A Restaurant Review – Purée Organic Café

I already told you about my very first visit to this new café in Mt. Pleasant last week, and I wasn’t lying when I said I couldn’t wait to get back for more! Sunday brunch was calling my name from the second I woke up yesterday. Greg must have thought I looked extra pretty after church, because I could tell he wasn’t thrilled about going out to eat and spending more money, but obliged with my request begging anyway. 

I had been craving pancakes most of last week, but then I saw Purée update their Facebook page on Saturday night with their brunch menu. First on the list: Banana Bread French Toast ($11). I instantly knew pancakes, my go-to brunch meal, wouldn’t be an easy choice like they so often are. 


When we walked into the restaurant, we were seated by the owner Jenan at a booth right by a window (as the majority of the seating is). After taking a few minutes to peruse the menu, I told Jenan I was torn between the french toast and pancakes. She told me the french toast really was awesome and that was all it took to sell me on that one. 

These two extra thick slices of banana bread were created into the most perfectly delicious french toast I have ever had. The outsides were crispy, while the middle was soft and dense. I was even surprised to find some nuts mixed throughout for some extra crunch (just like in the chocolate chip cookies).  
Happy, happy brunch-er you see right there!
The toast was so moist that I hardly even need syrup at all. Butttttt, that doesn’t mean I didn’t take the opportunity to make it just a little sweeter anyway 😉
Although this organic, vegan-friendly restaurant doesn’t necessarily cater towards Greg’s typical diet, he was ultimately happy with his meal as well. 
He chose the BBQ Sausage Tempeh Burger ($11), which is topped with onions, avocado and cheddar cheese.

Neither of us actually knew what tempeh was, but Jenan was so helpful in explaining everything to us. It is a soy-based product, kind of link tofu, and serves as an alternative to meat. 
Greg ate the entire thing before I was halfway through with my toast. Either he was extremely hungry or the burger was extremely good. I bet it was a little of both. 
Side note (unrelated to the food), I loved this hutch that was right across from us. Isn’t it adorable?
When it was time to go, we went to the front counter to pay and I couldn’t help but reexamine the bakery case full of nut breads, cookies, cupcakes and muffins. If it wasn’t for the french toast already filling me up, I would have jumped at a Triple Chocolate Cupcake too.
Purée has done a great job so far in my book: cookies, french toast, decor, service. It’s all be fantastic. Jenan even told me they are planning on starting dinner service within a few weeks!
One thing I was not overly thrilled with was the cost. It was not unreasonable, but for $11, I was expecting the “fresh fruit” that came with my toast to consist of more than just a single sliced strawberry (although, the presentation was pretty). Greg said the same about his dish. Again, for $11, he was barely filled up and could have used a side dish to go along with it. 
Regardless, the food is excellent and you know you are getting quality, nutritious ingredients. I highly recommend Purée to anyone looking for something fresh and delicious. 
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