Chris and I are trying to hit up all of the local restaurants at least once and have found some pretty amazing ones including several in our own town of Brevard. I have written a couple of posts about places we have enjoyed including a compilation here and another review here. Of course we have eaten at a lot of places that I have never even posted about and some that I “thought” I had but really haven’t. Time gets away from me sometimes. We recently tried out a new to us place that was highly recommended by the attorney who did our house closing. He said if we wanted upscale bar type food Jordan Creek Cafe was a great local choice located at 48 W Jordan Street in Brevard, NC. We visited after church on Sunday so we were treated to the Sunday brunch menu which was small but delightful.
We walked into the restaurant and noticed this sign at the bar.
So those were our brunch choices and while there was nothing super healthy listed we decided that we would go for it. Sundays are pretty laid back apparently as we were instructed to order at the bar and then find a table. I imagine they keep the employee number to a minimum in the slower days of winter and it was good to understand the “system” of ordering food at the bar even if you were not eating at the bar.
Once we ordered and filled our coffee cups with the handy carafes located on the bar we found a table in the room off the bar. Just a couple steps down and we were in a beautiful space decorated with the work of local artists. We saw several pictures that we would love to have in our home and it was fun to look at the walls while we waited for our meals.
We had a nice conversation while we waited for our food to be served. When it came out it was delivered by the chef and we both exclaimed at the size of the portions.My Eggs Brevard consisted of two giant biscuits with a generous portion of country ham, pimento cheese, poached egg and covered in hollandaise sauce. While I am not really a hollandaise sauce kind of gal I did like this combo. If you are not from the South you may not know about the wonders of all things pimento cheese. It is sometimes referred to as “caviar of the south” and basically consists of a sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos and salt and pepper. Of course there are variations but that is the basic recipe that is often served as a spread on crackers or in a sandwich on its own. People take great pride in their own version of pimento cheese and while I have never mastered my own maybe that is something I need to do now that I live in North Carolina.
The biscuits were flakey and yummy and the portion size surprised me. It was definitely more than I could eat so a take away container was acquired for the leftovers.
Chris chose the Fried Chicken and Biscuits which was smothered in gravy and topped with fried eggs. Holy cow. It was huge and he ended up taking about 2/3rds of it home so he had another couple of meals off of it. He loved it and we definitely got our bellies filled. We plan to return for a dinner some time as their dinner menu looked very inviting.
One thing to know before you go is that the restaurant is not open for lunch. We have tried several times to visit for lunch forgetting each time that it is an evening only place with the exception of Sundays. They are open Tuesday-Saturday 5 pm until 12 am and on Sundays from 12:00 pm until 4 pm.
Service was good, the atmosphere cozy and the food was delicious. The Jordan Street Cafe also boasts a full bar with many offerings from the various local breweries. According to their website the restaurant opened in 1997 by Michael and Susan Nemeth. What started out as a single dining room and kitchen has now blossomed into a full bar, lounge, and outdoor patio. Mike is the head chef and “menu artist”, while Susan manages the front of the house and makes the delicious desserts.