House of Skip

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Aneu Bistro and Wine Bar

Finally free from taxes! Some of you may be aware my companion is a tax man and so we hadn't done much wining or dining for quite some time. So, once tax day had come and gone we planned a day of eating, traveling and drinking wine from local wineries. This particular journey took us to the interesting land of Pennsylvania.

We started with breakfast, the most important meal of the day (especially when you plan on drinking all day). So, we stopped at Aneu Bistro and Wine Bar, I know, I know, you're saying, "Skip, you ate breakfast at a wine bar!". Yes, yes we did but surprisingly we did not drink any wine or other alcohol for that matter. Shocking, I know, I can't say I wasn't tempted, but coffee was much more important to me at the point and time. Those of you that know me personally know that I am not much of a morning person, despite the fact that I regularly wake up at an early hour. So, my companion plotted out our day with a drive into Berwyn, PA for breakfast at Aneu on our way to our PA winery tour.

Even tough Aneu is an established wine mecca, they are open for breakfast during the week and brunch on the weekends. We happened to be traveling on a Friday and arrived at Aneu bright and early, we were the first customers and the only customers the whole time we were there. Our server seated us and I'm pretty sure it's probably just him and the cook until lunch time. The place is gorgeous, very hip, very shabby chic with unique and inspiring decor. The bar is awesome and I bet it is hopping in the evening with lots of wine flowing and yummy bites to eat.

We sat down and were quickly served coffee, we looked over the breakfast menu which is not long, but is interesting. Pancakes, waffles, eggs, all the usual suspects were there. My companion was in a celebratory mood and went a little wild and ordered a Belgian waffle with fresh fruit. I ordered the egg scramble which was sausage, scrambled eggs, onions, peppers and potatoes topped with cheese. My companion loved the waffle, it was fluffy and the edges were crispy and he just loved it. It was a nice treat for him and he would typically not use butter on a waffle, but they had cinnamon butter and it was heavenly. My egg scramble was great, the sausage was crumbled, a little spicy, the onions, peppers and potatoes were so soft and caramelized, so yummy.

I have to also point out that the coffee at this place was delicious. It had a nice flavor and aroma too it. My companion and I don't often agree when it comes to coffee because I like a dark roast where he is more of a medium roast or flavored coffee guy, but we both thought the coffee at Aneu was great.

Our waiter was also great. He kept apologizing for the food taking long, but honestly we didn't notice or really care that it took a little long to get our food. We were really enjoying the coffee and having the place all to ourselves. But because of his concern and not charging us for coffee as his apology (totally unnecessary) he got himself a nice tip.

So, I would highly suggest Aneu for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. I would love to go back and check out their wine list and dinner menu. If you get there before me, let me know how it is!

http://aneubistro.com/

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