Morning Star Cafe Sign
So as some of you know i used to live in the University District,home of college kids,cheap eats,and bars.Well after a couple years it was time to move.After a close friend of mine bought a house in Hillman City i jumped right on that!So where is Hillman City?Its about 5 minutes south of Columbia City,a growing neighborhood with great neighbors and a few businesses Tin Umbrella Coffee Shop,Big Chickie (Peruvian chicken)Spinnaker Bay Brewery,Rocket Crossfit,with more businesses on the way.After hanging out at my coffee shop and talking to people,the one thing they always wanted was brunch.With only two places providing brunch makes things difficult for alot of folk.So I decided to start a pop up brunch called Morning Star Cafe (which is the definition of my name Tarik) serving Mediterranean style brunch right outside Tin Umbrella Coffee Shop.So far i’ve done three and the reviews have been goin well! here are the menus as well as the new one for this Sunday.So if you have time please stop by for a cup o joe a bite or just to say hi!

DEBUT MENU:July 27th
French Toast
Tunisian Spiced blackberry compote with almond crusted French toast almond butter $10 /half order $5
Merguez sausage patties $4
Hash browns
Harissa spiced sweet potato hash browns $5
Quinoa Salad
Almonds, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, mint, parsley, Zaatar vinaigrette, cumin scented croutons $8
Cauliflower Salad
Romanesco, white, toasted walnuts, parsley, green Chermoula $8
Menemen
Turkish spiced scrambled eggs, bell peppers, scallions, cumin, coriander tomatoes, feta, Aleppo pepper $9
Shortribs
Braised short ribs with soft polenta and poached egg date reduction $12
second one:8/10
Spiced sweet potato hashbrowns with Harissa Ketchup
Menemen:Turkish scrambled eggs
Biscuits with chorizo gravy
Ras al hanout Lamb hash,butternut squash,roasted bell peppers yukon potatoes
Roasted cauliflower salad w/ walnuts,chermoula
Indian coriander spiced waffle w/tunisian blackberry compote

Third one: 8/17
Harissa sausage $4
El Greco hash browns $5
Biscuits with Vadouvan gravy $6
Scrambled eggs $9
(Jordanian Zaatar, wild mushrooms, goat cheese)
T’s hash $10 (w/o meat available)
(Braised short ribs, butternut squash, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, zucchini)
Summer fruit bowl $5
(Blueberries, watermelon, strawberries, oranges, mint & Ras Al Hanout)
Fattoush $6
(Romaine, bell peppers, cucumbers, mint, parsley, cherry tomatoes, spiced vinaigrette)

This sunday!! 8/24
El Greco Hash browns $5
(Greek spiced russet potatoes)
Biscuits w/ Vadouvan Gravy $6
Indian Coriander pancakes $8
Two spiced pancakes w/ diced fruit and Ras al Hanout
Scrambled Eggs $8
(Jordanian Zaatar, wild mushrooms)
T’s Hash (w/o meat available)
(lamb, sweet potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, calabrian chilies, tatziki)
Sides
Summer fruit bowl $5
(Cantaloupe, kiwi, peach, blueberries, mint, basil, Rose, slivered almonds)
**This will be the last summer brunch menu and last brunch till I get back the first week of October then we’re back at it! I hope you all enjoyed my take on brunch and look forward to bigger and better things for Hillman City!

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