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I’m a little hesitant to tell you guys about Bloom Café. Brunching is not a leisure activity in this town. The idea of brunch is always calm, meeting up on a weekend, yummy breakfast, savory lunch foods. Coffee, laughter, companionship. But the reality is lines and waiting, grumpy stomachs, languishing hangovers. It’s not pretty out there.

At the Bloom Café, you can remember what brunch is really about. The clientele at this Picfair location is a mix of hipsters and young families. It’s a two sided place, one is more café style and the other is a sit down place. There is a wait, but it’s usually no more than five or ten minutes. You never see the hoards packing the sidewalks, like at Toast or Doughboys. The décor is somewhat minimalist with cement flooring (which makes it a bit loud in there) and white walls, adorned with art accented in big colorful daisies on the café side and pale green on the other. The tables are made from bamboo, part of their organic, renewable resources philosophy.