From the left Harold’s Breakfast Pizza with house made bacon, tomato, local greens and topped with an egg and Crystal hot sauce as an optional condiment. The House-made ham and cheese biscuit. The Walnut Espresso Martini. (photos by Christina Martinez).
We have a new option for week day breakfast ventures with Harold’s on 19th Street adding on a breakfast menu and hours to their rotation.
The new menu and hour addition kicked off this month on June 8, adding on earlier hours starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday, down stairs in the Tap Room.
“We are doing everything we can to keep up,” Harold’s owner Alli Jarrett said. “And this is part of that. We are opening at 9 a.m. to catch the neighborhood customer. We aren’t likely catching the early bird commuter, but we’ll be open at 9 a.m. for our neighbors looking to enjoy breakfast.”
Per the menu, the Tap Room will be offering a slew of options for coffee lovers – everything from coffee classics like drip coffee, cappuccino, cortado, lattes and more. For those looking for something a little extra, coffee inspired cocktails are also on the menu, along with brunch cocktail classics.
The Tap Room will serve an updated cocktail menu – dubbing this “phase two” of the Tap Room as the bar will now serve as a space for visitors to enjoy specialty hand-crafted coffee drinks, as well as boozy coffee drinks and various food items, like scones, muffins and croissants provided by Cake & Bacon, as well as house-made veggie quiche, and ham and cheese biscuits. Regular bar bites, cocktails, wine and beer on tap will still be available.
From a recent visit, I ordered the breakfast pizza, the ham and cheese biscuit and the walnut espresso – of course I had to sample something from the new cocktail menu and Jarrett and breakfast bartender Angela Hetzel were both rather excited to share this one.
The breakfast pizza is an eight inch pizza, and definitely something you can share. The house-made bacon on this pizza is the standout star, though the nicely cooked egg topper wasn’t far behind.
The ham and cheese biscuit is just a few simple ingredients, all done well. The ham is cured by Harold’s chef Antoine Ware, and Ware doesn’t miss the mark on taking this simple biscuit to the next notch with his carefully cured ham.
The Walnut Espresso martini is a cocktail-coffee-lover’s dream. Starting the morning with this coffee concotion started my morning on a nice note.
The Tap Room off of 19th St. has ample seating, along with free wi-fi and plugs for those looking for an out of office work setup. Jarrett and her friendly staff are at 350 W. 19th St.