An old friend was in town visiting recently and I needed a good brunch place he hadn’t tried before to entice future visits. Indianapolis is a brunch-lover’s paradise: Patachou, Good Morning Mama, Zest, Taste, and oodles of other places compete for your Saturday mornings. I never cease to be surprised with the creativity these places bring to breakfast food, and 3 Sisters is no exception.
Housed literally in a Victorian 2-story in the heart of Broadripple, 3 Sisters offers cozy food in a cozy environment.Their menu boasts it’s vegetarian-friendly options, and although breakfast is always veg-friendly, the number of meat-free sandwiches they offer for lunch (ten) is impressive.
We visited for breakfast, which is served all day. The wait wasn’t too bad on a perfect Saturday morning, but the service was honestly on the low end of decent. Our server was a young girl who was barely friendly and only visited our table once after the food came. However, the food more than compensated for the perpetual emptiness of my coffee cup.
The make-your-own omelette with mushrooms, bacon, and peppers was on the mediocre side of standard.
Scrambled eggs with swiss cheese, mushrooms, and green peppers received similar reviews: Nothing spectacular, but very decent scrambled eggs and toast.
One interesting menu item was the “calico” hashbrowns made from half sweet potato, half russet. They needed a healthy shake of salt, but they were delicious and different.
The showstopper of the morning in my mind were the lemon corncakes with fresh seasonal berries. Mine were made with blackberries and blueberries and served with my choice of berry sauce or lemon curd. I am a lemon curd fanatic and was thrilled by the amount I received-probably 8 oz of tart and vibrant goo! I’d never had cornmeal pancakes and these were a wonderful first encounter-crunchy cornmeal texture without being mushy or heavy.
Overall, 3 Sisters proved to be a solid place for breakfast food and a wonderful place for their specialty items. I will definitely stop in again to try more of the menu. The atmosphere is wonderful and sunny and if you’re lucky, these guys might be waiting outside.