Hits and misses at Sofra Family Bistro

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Sofra Family Bistro Menu

I was shopping with a friend today and we decided to stop somewhere for lunch. We weren’t sure where we wanted to go so we just started driving around. And a cute little cafe in downtown Middleton caught our eyes. It looked really eclectic from the outside except the fake flowers in the flower beds so we decided to go in. The sign on the door said “Sofra Family Bistro Mediterranean and American,” which was automatically apparent by brunch menu options that included gyros, eggs benedict and crepes. They had traditional breakfast and lunch options like omelets, salads, burgers and sandwiches but what caught out attention was the “cocktails” section of the menu. They had the regular mimosa and other similar sparkling drinks with flavors like peach or pomegranate.

Pomegranate sparkler
Peach Belini – after most of strawberry was already eaten!

The drinks were a good balance of sweet flavors, champagne and liqueur. Both came with a strawberry garnish and were under $5.

Though the brunch menu included some interesting sandwich options like a Salmon Club, Port-of-a-Bella and Reuben both of us opted for breakfast choices.  I got the Irish Eggs Benedict that has corned beef hash instead of a slice of Canadian bacon. The hash was not homemade and was pretty mushy, the eggs were cooked perfectly, the hash browns were unexceptional and I’m very glad I got the hollondaise sauce on the side because it was thick, luke warm and mostly flavorless.  

Irish Eggs Benedict

 My friend got the Mediterranean scrambler that comes with spinach, tomato, mushrooms, zucchini, red roasted peppers, and feta cheese. It looked pretty good but came with a ton of toast and looked like it had way more egg than scramble ingredients.

Mediterranean scrambler

 I looked at their lunch and dinner menus online and they look more Mediterranean focused than the very traditionally American breakfast options. The decor was an interesting combination of eclectic colors and patterns, and grandma-style patterned booths and bad carpeting.

Bottom Line: I want to go back for lunch or dinner first before I totally write this place off as a not-so-good-local cafe.

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