The place serves brunch from 9:30-2:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. We got there at about 11:45 and waited forty minutes for a table. It's kind of what I expected, since the restaurant is quite small. The restaurant was occupied by a crowd of twenty-somethings sporting thick-rimmed glasses, combat boots, and dresses with leggings. You know, the usual. We were seated at a high-top at the window- our favorite spot to people-watch. The menu was actually a bit different than the one I had seen on their website. There were two different types of pancakes, and neither had fruit as an option, while waffles were not listed at all. I ordered the vanilla pancakes (with 100% maple syrup) and sweet potato home rries. My friend selected the tostadas, which also looked like a new menu item to me, and home fries (clearly).
The food was served pretty quickly, and it was really, really good. The pancakes were so vanilla-y and topped with powdered sugar. The sweet potatoes were just the way I like them - roasted to perfection. The meal was huge, so I ended up bringing some of the sweet potatoes home with me. Tomorrow's lunch will be stellar! The tostadas got the thumbs up from my friend. I am not a fan of savory breakfast foods, but they looked lovely, if you like that sort of thing!
I don't know why I waited so long to try brunch at Root, but I will definitely be back. I should also get around to trying out some of the other vegan brunches in Boston. So many vegan adventures await.
Vance Joy - "Riptide"
I saw this band open for Young the Giant last weekend, and I liked this song.