The Best Vegan Brunch in The Burg

by Kortney Campbell on February 9, 2012

Meze 119 Brunch So, I’m just going to come out & say it…as a lover of “smooshed words” and breakfast foods, brunch is the greatest invention ever.  If everyday was a brunch involved Sunday, it would be equivalent to a world with unicorns and a real life skittles rainbow.

Until a few months ago, vegan brunch was scarce around here (unless I made it myself)…then into my life walked Meze119.  I am a changed woman.  We go here often but since brunch was my first experience with Meze, it’s where I’ll start.

Now that I’ve got all that off my chest, this blog comes with 2 warnings:

  1. If you take our advice & go to Meze119, you will become obsessed.
  2. You’ll be hearing a lot more about this place on the blog.

Brunch of Champions:

Vegan Muffins & Mimosas Two of my favorite things about Meze is that they have 2-for-1 mimosas on Sundays and they get their coffee from my favorite local shop, Kahwa.  They also start you off with some of their homemade muffins (for free!).  These little bundles of joy are heavenly, but keep in mind, the butter contains honey for those of you that don’t eat it.

Panko Encrusted Tomatoes The panko encrusted tomatoes are delightful.  Lightly breaded and perfectly fried for a crunchy yet tender pre-meal dish.  I have, however, only ordered them once because it was way too much food when combined with my meal.

Vegan Tofu Scramble You know how when you find that meal that you just love so much that you don’t want to switch it up because you know nothing else compares?  That’s me with the tofu scramble at Meze.  It comes with a couple of slices of tempeh bacon, “T’zips” (pronounced chips) & is best when paired with their amazing hot sauce.  One day I may try something else but then again, who am I kidding?  I won’t….

Well, that’s all I have for brunch.  I can’t wait to share some of my other Meze favorites with you!  Also, a life without brunch is no life at all (feel free to quote me on that one) & I seriously suggest you meet me here next Sunday, I promise not to let you down.

**Side Note: The first time we ate here wasn’t the best experience.  The portions were small compared to the prices, our waitress hated life & the others there were the type of vegans disliked by even vegans.  If you’ve had a similar experience & haven’t gone back, I highly suggest you try again.  Every place has a few kinks to work out when they first start up & Meze has ironed them all out quickly.  Everyone is so sweet, you will leave with a full and happy tummy and I promise you will go back for round 2.

Have you ever been to Meze119?  What’s your favorite vegan brunch spot?

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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    Chuck (Poppie) Stewart February 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Well I’ve got to tell you that as a lover of french toast – Meze119 has the finest offering – and the syrup -out of the park.
    Maybe it’s not completely vegan – I’m waiting for the Housewives to do their first Utube cooking demo.


    Nadia March 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    After reading your review I was really excited to try Meze119 and today I finally got to. The food was really great! I had the vegan waffles and my boyfriend had the French toast. We weren’t offered muffins,though and the panko tomatoe side only came with three slices. But over all brunch was really yummy. They were really busy so we actually had to go up to the register and ask for our check but it was totally worth it and we will definitely go back again.thanks for the review.if it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have known about Meze!


    VeganHousewives March 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I’m glad you liked it! They do get swamped on the weekends…something I probably should have mentioned. It’s definitely worth it though!


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