If you have ever been to Joesphine Estelle, you know that their food and ambiance are what keep bringing customers back time and time again. Whether you are looking for an upscale Italian dinner or a five-star brunch to start your morning, Josephine Estelle has it all. While Josephine Estelle is traditionally known for its dinner options, its up-and-coming brunch menu definitely should not be overlooked. Taking a trip downtown this past weekend was definitely worth it to try two of Josephine Estelle’s mouthwatering brunch options.

Jordyn Swarbrick

Uova in Purgatorio

One of the dishes we tried was Uova in Purgatorio: a combination of eggs, arrabbiata sauce, ricotta, pine nuts, and olive oil. This dish is the perfect balance of sweet and savory, where creamy ricotta cheese meets thick arrabbiata sauce. The poached eggs run throughout the dish, tying the whole meal together. The addition of pine nuts also adds a crunch that balances out the smooth, rich flavors of the eggs, sauce, and ricotta. Josephine Estelle bakes all of these ingredients into a small, compact skillet, where all of the flavors combine together to form the perfectly filling brunch option. Although arrabbiata sauce may not seem to be typical breakfast food, I promise it makes this brunch item a must-try. If you are feeling adventurous and want to try something out of the ordinary, I would definitely recommend ordering the Uova in Purgatorio.

Jillian Zimmerman

Country Breakfast

The other dish we feasted on was the Country Breakfast: the perfect balance of eggs, skillet potatoes, and a buttermilk biscuit. Although the Country Breakfast was the safe and obvious option, Josephine Estelle took their own original and flavorful spin on the classic meal. The eggs can be ordered in any style, but as a personal preference, I opted to order mine sunny-side up. The eggs were cooked flawlessly, perfectly runny, and seasoned impeccably, which made for a deliciously savory breakfast. The skillet potatoes were also seasoned spectacularly and had the flavorful addition of peppers and onions to really bring the dish together.

The last, and my personal favorite portion of this meal was the buttermilk biscuit. The buttermilk biscuit was an excellent balance of crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The sweet buttermilk biscuit perfectly balanced the savory tastes of the eggs and potatoes. The meal also came with a side of bacon, but due to my vegetarian diet, I, unfortunately, couldn’t try it. Overall, I give this meal an A+ rating and am definitely excited to try more of Josephine Estelle’s amazing brunch options.

Jillian Zimmerman

Fruit Salad

With both dishes, we ordered a side of the most insta-worthy fruit salad we’ve ever seen. Josephine Estelle’s presentation of the fruit was nothing like we have ever seen before, making it even more exciting to eat. The refreshing and colorful fruit salad was the ideal addition to both of our meals. The fruit provided a nice light and fresh contrast to the savory breakfasts we ordered.

Our experience at Josephine Estelle truly proved that brunch is the most important meal of the day. From creamy eggs to flakey biscuits to fresh fruit, our meals encompassed a variety of the best brunch items. This brunch exceeded our egg-spectations and we definitely recommend trying one of the mouth-watering options off Josephine Estelle’s brunch menu.