My thoughts on the Atlanta food scene, with occasional forays into the world beyond. We talk about both restaurant reviews and recipes.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Asheville NC: Green Sage Coffeehouse and Cafe
I was in the market for Sunday breakfast in Asheville and I wanted the full experience, so I headed to its very hip downtown. Surprisingly, downtown Asheville doesn't have many restaurants open for breakfast on Sunday. When I spied this place as I drove, I saw people heading toward it from all directions, so I suspected that it was the go-to place. Even before I walked in the door, I could tell that Green Sage tried very hard to be organic and eco-friendly. When I saw the menu, I realized that they have a creative palate as well.
This is what caught my eye---the biscuit with portobello gravy. They also have the more traditional sausage biscuit, but the portobello gravy struck me as an interesting take. Both the gravy and the biscuit were excellent. Let's face it, portobello mushrooms and what was probably a vegetable stock-based gravy aren't pork, but the gravy was very savory and full of flavor. The biscuit was excellent. The coffee was also outstanding. I am not a fan of very dark roasts, and their coffee hit just the right level of intensity while still being very smooth.