Sometimes you just have to try a place for yourself and not rely on reviews. This past Sunday Chris and I found ourselves enjoying probably the best breakfast/brunch that we have had since moving to Brevard just about a year ago. Quite honestly it was a bit of a fluke.
We were headed to a mid afternoon concert at the Brevard Music Center and had planned to do a few stops on the way into town including getting brunch. We have driven past The Inn at Brevard hundreds of times since moving but had never quite figured out when they served meals to the public. This day a sign placed conveniently on the sidewalk in front let us know that we were right on time to enjoy brunch so we pulled in and headed into the historic inn instead of going into town to another restaurant.
I had read several less than glowing reviews in various places about the quality of the food at this place so I was not sure what we would find but quite honestly we were both thrilled with our meals. Sometimes you just have to try a place yourself and not rely on reviews. I imagine some of the reviews I read were justified but on the day we visited service and food were top notch.
The Inn at Brevard was built in 1885 and was the private home of Mrs. Woodbridge who was a widow from Virginia. She entertained a great deal in the lavish home and around 1940 the Inn was sold and became The Colonial Inn for several years. The Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and is currently owned by Howard and Faye Yager of Atlanta who have a great deal of their massive art collection on display throughout the beautiful colonial home.
We were not there to book a room but instead for brunch and when we arrived it appeared that we were the only ones there other than the gentleman (Brett, I think) who served behind the desk and who also served as our waiter. He graciously set a table for us outside as we wanted to sit on the front porch and was friendly and offered us a bit of the history of the place.
The food—oh the food. The pictures will show you a bit but it can not capture the tastes. You will have to imagine those on your own.
Freshly made croissants served with pear jelly made from the fruit of a pear tree on site was gobbled up quickly.
I chose the Quiche selection and was thrilled to find that not only did my quiche come with a generous side of fresh fruit but we also had a bowl of grits and some amazing vegetables to share as well.
I love how the serving dishes are all different –no matchy matchy here and it works perfectly to showcase the food.
I have become a bit of a connoisseur of grits these days and our waiter told me that these chunkier grits were Yelton grits which I have since purchased a big bag of at Ingles. Guess what we will be having this weekend?
Our meal was leisurely and so enjoyable and even if we were the only ones there that day we felt like we had found a little slice of heaven in The Inn at Brevard. Of course we opted to share a dessert and were pleasantly surprised when we were served with our own Berry Cobblers (they just cut the flakey biscuit in half) .
If you are ever in the area I would recommend stopping at The Inn at Brevard. They currently serve brunch from 11:30-2:30 Thursday through Sunday. While their main focus is their guests who book accommodations the public is also welcome for breakfast daily during a limited time so make sure you call to check ahead of time to check on serving times.
I am definitely going back to take a look at the artwork and the Inn itself so you can expect to see a post on that at a later date.
To read more about The Inn and all that it offers make sure you check out their website here.