for a while i was getting up early to walk in the mornings, just as the sun was rising, just long enough to get the blood flowing but not so much i was dripping sweat right before work. i never went with a wallet, just me and my phone. many days i would venture into the paulus hook neighborhood of jersey city, just so i could get a fun look at all the houses down there. it's not that they are anything different from hamilton park/harismus cove, it's just that it's rare that i had a reason to be over there.
one morning i walked down morris street and spotted a new coffee shop, the smell of freshly brewed coffee flowing all the way to the end of the street. WHY didn't i ever bring money with me!? that was at least a month ago, and i've been talking about how i want to go ever since.
saturday was finally the day!
mr p and i woke up early feeling well-rested, so we decided to head over to sam a. m. right away before any "rush" came in (because we all know weekend brunch is awesome around here, so awesome that there's often a wait...) the sun was shining, the air was crisp, and it was just nice to get up and out, walking arm in arm on such a beautiful fall morning!! (to get all mushy on ya)
we walked in, being welcomed by most of the workers, and found a 2-person table with our name on it (not really, but you know what i mean). the entire sun-filled room smelled of smoked bacon, not even coffee. my mouth was instantly watering! we both ordered coffee, i chose a sammich with dates, caramelized onions, lettuce, and herby goat cheese, and mr p ordered the weekender, a classic breakfast of pan-fried potatoes, extra runny eggs, smoked bacon, and sourdough toast.
that bacon is seriously the best i've ever tasted. it was like eating a delicious campfire in my mouth... i'll be back just to place an order of bacon.. just bacon. my sammich was just the right amount of sweet and savory, and the stumptown coffee was so smooth. our waiter was so laid back and polite, and made us feel cozy and at home (as if the vintage-y, warm, sun-filled place isn't home-y enough)
...and for only $24 for breakfast for two, we will definitely be back. we might just order coffee and bacon though. maybe.
p.s. we went to our friend's house on sunday for our first time trying thirty acres catering... it was insane, and i'll tell you about it tomorrow.