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2499 Collingswood Blvd. (map it!)
Toledo, OH 43620
Open Mon-Fri, 7a-7p; Sat, 9a-5p; Sun, 10a-5p (brunch served Sat, 9:30a-2p and Sun, 10a-2p)
Visited: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
Earlier this month we explored Toledo seriously for the first time since moving to Ohio… more than 17 years ago. Destination Toledo hosted us for the weekend, and we visited museums, parks, lunch and dinner spots.
Our first full day, we visited Black Kite Coffee & Pies in the Old West End for breakfast. As we drove in, we learned a little about the historic neighborhood. It’s the largest collection of late Victorian, Edwardian, and Arts & Crafts homes east of the Mississippi.
There are some great decor touches, like the colorful glass sculptures above the front windows or the yarn-bombed railings.
The coffee program is on-point. Beth ordered the Black Bullet, their version of a bulletproof coffee: espresso, coconut oil, and butter. It’s rich and silky smooth.
I chose my go-to cortado, which was served in a tall-sided glass. I’ve never had a cortado served that way before.
And then we got brunch rolling out. Their menu changes pretty regularly, so if you go, check out their FB post to see what’s been served.
We started with a bagel bomb and a breakfast roll. The bagel bomb is stuffed with cream cheese, chives, and roasted red pepper, while the breakfast roll is filled with scrambled eggs, cream cheese, and sausage. Both interesting bites to start the meal.
The kitchen is open, so you can watch your breakfast being assembled.
We ordered four dishes: the pumpkin crepes, the English breakfast, the breakfast tacos, and the Bloody Mary.
I know some will dispute the authenticity of the English breakfast, but it was still a delightful meal: fried eggs, potatoes (very well seasoned and cooked – these were a highlight), tomatoes, sausage links, toast with jam, and baked beans hidden underneath it all.
Big kudos to the pumpkin crepes. Delightfully soft and seasoned to taste like pumpkin pie.
Big props to the breakfast sausage, too: a simple concoction of scrambled eggs, pork belly, avocado, and cilantro. Our little astronaut was in love.
The Bloody Mary was $14, but it included a breakfast slider on a skewer, so it really was a drink plus breakfast. Simple but well constructed slider. Top-notch Bloody Mary – great seasoning, not too thick.
By the time we left, the shop was bustling. It’s a hip little spot, serving up an interesting breakfast and solid coffee. Put it on your list of Toledo breakfasts to check out!