I'm back with another enticing restaurant review! I recently met up with my foodie crew for brunch and we decided on 13 Gypsies, a small bistro that specializes in small plates and tapas. They are located in Riverside.
This was my first time dining at 13 Gypsies. I have passed by it several times and it has been on my list of places to go for a while so I was happy to get the opportunity to do brunch there. With a total of 9 tables, they are very quaint but I liked the intimate feel. You definitely need to call ahead for reservations if you plan on a visit.
For starters we had mimosas! I mean, what's brunch without mimosas right?!?! It was good, however, they were served in small glass and not champagne flutes which, to me, is necessary when enjoying a mimosa. Maybe I'm being a bit of a diva, but I want my mimosas in a champagne flute. We also had the Crema de Queso. This is a fresh handmade cream cheese that is drizzled with olive oil, a little seasoning, and served with bread that's made in house. It was really good.
I got the pan seared french toast which comes drizzled in a sweet anglaise and two chorizo sausage patties. I loved the chorizo but I would've loved if my french toast was cooked a little longer. It had a mushy center I didn't care much for.
A friend and I shared the Chorizo hash that came with a potatoes and a fried egg. It was as delicious as it looks. I probably would've been satisfied with this dish alone.
Overall, I enjoyed 13 Gypsies. The flavors in the food were spot on, the ambiance is nice, and it is definitely in the right location. My only suggestion would've been to cook the french toast a little longer, and invest in champagne flutes for mimosas! Other than that, I look forward to going back to try dinner!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day.