If it wasn't such a cardiovascular health risk, I'd have butter coursing through my veins. (Bonus points if it's brown butter.) That's why the masterminds behind Brown Butter Cafe (or at least the genius who came up with the name) are exactly my kind of people.

Brown Butter Cafe is an independent coffee shop located in Summerside, nestled in the middle of a mostly health professional building. They're only open Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm, so if you work a full-time job, you're kind of out of luck. (Sorry.)   

The cafe is simple, modern, and clean. The nature of coffee shops are often grab-and-go, so you won't find a ton of seating options inside. I counted maybe seven tables total. There's definitely room to add more, but it would probably kill the minimal vibe that they're going for.

Service is friendly and with a smile. We ordered and picked up our drinks at the counter, while our food was brought out to our table. 

I'm not really a coffee drinker but once in a blue moon, I'll have a cup. I got the white mocha ($5.45) and LT got the dulce latte ($5.35), both drinks being made by a careful hand. They also have tea, hot chocolate, and steamers if you're not into bean water.

In addition to drinks, the cafe serves a small but mighty food menu. All the food is made fresh in-house, with more than reasonable (and quite affordable) price tags. (Take that Starbucks.) What they're most known for are their "bun-wiches" and dessert buns, both using the Mexican coffee bun as their base. Despite what their name suggests, these coffee buns actually originated in Malaysia. Similar in concept to a Hong Kong pineapple bun, coffee buns have a thin cookie-like crust that provides both texture and sweetness.

Since we visited in the morning, only a couple of their bunwich options were available. LT got the cheese melt ($6.75), a fun take on a grilled cheese with caramelized onions and tomato jam providing some gourmet flair. The cheese melt was seriously gooey with an added kick of spice.

I decided on their good morning bunwich ($5.85), one of their most popular sellers. Fresh scrambled eggs with a slice of melted cheddar, avocado, pickled onion, and spicy mayo. Everything is soft and melts in your mouth, so it's nice to have that little bite and sharpness from the pickled onion. If only every day started with a breakfast like this, it'd be a good morning indeed.  

If you're ever in need of a caffeine fix, find it at Brown Butter Cafe.

Me? I'll need my bunwich fix, thanks.

Brown Butter Cafe
1528 91 St SW
Edmonton, AB
(780) 752-9900

- CT 


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CT is a born and raised Edmontonian who started blogging as an excuse for taking pictures of her food.

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