Broder Scandanavian Restaurant – October 27, 2007

Very good!

Herb picked a good one this week (as usual). This is a small Swedish/Scandanavian restaurant on Clinton around 25th Street. (2508 SE Clinton St.). We ate here a few years ago when it was Henry’s; I rated that as 3 stars but have no date or comment on the place. But the new tenant serves a wonderful breakfast.

A lot of traditional (I guess) Scandanavian items were on the menu. There were 3 or 4 things I wanted to try, but decided to go with the Swidish Breakfast Bord. It consisted of a board with lots of tasty bits:

  • Rye crisp
  • Walnut toasts
  • Salami
  • Smoked trout
  • Grapefruit
  • Yogurt and honey
  • Lingonberry jam
  • Hard cheese

I liked EVERYTHING on the plate. The smoked trout was definitely the winner. The grapefruit was pink and sweet, Herb didn’t like it though as I squirted him in the eye at least twice as I was eating. The cheese was hard and a little salty. All in all this was an excellent breakfast. It was nice to eat a breakfast like this and not come away all full and lethargic.

Herb had the hash and I don’t think he was as happy with it, he said it tasted like burnt popcorn (ugh). His rating will probably be less than mine.

The only dings are that the coffee was not hot; so if you didn’t drink it quickly then you’d have 1/2 a cup of cold coffee. And service was a little slow; although our waiter was very nice and helpful.

I recommend this as a good place to go for a break from the traditional eggs and spuds.

I keep forgetting to get pictures; this picture is of Dianne and Carla as we left. I’m trying to remember to get more pictures.

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