Just ate breakfast at Au Fond in Cooper-Young today. After our plates arrived and we'd started our meal, we so wanted tell everyone who came in after us how excited we were for them because we knew they were going to be thrilled, too.
Breakfast is tough in this town. You can wait in line at one of the two mainstays on Southern or Summer, or you can take the easy route and just fix it yourself at home. There was such a relaxed, homey vibe at Au Fond, and the sophisticated take on food was curiously different from what we've ever had before at a breakfast joint in Memphis: an airy, giant wheat pancake with scattered berries, a cup of pimento cheese grits, egg sandwich made like a panini but on a soft bun, housemade cinnamon roll, perfect eggs, biscuits and red-eye gravy, herbed potatoes, and our own container of French press coffee at the table...I guess you could say we indulged. You should, too. Reluctantly, we refrained from talking feverishly about all this to the people at the other tables, but we just had to tell you!