Favorite Breakfast / Brunch Items at Cassis

Cassis American Brasserie is one of mine and Lori's favorite places for two things - the late-night, end-of-night stop for drinks - frequently a Bramble ... but what we REALLY REALLY LOVE (aside from Elliot & Rachel) is Breakfast / Brunch!

First of all, they open at 8am seven days a week. Hey, we're middle-aged. It doesn't matter if we had 19 drinks each the night before, and went to bed at 2am. We are awake and hungry at 8am. So, thank God for Cassis's early hours.

Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Ragout

Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Ragout

One of my all-time favorites is the Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Ragout with roasted red pepper, caramelized onion, cheddar cheese grits, and scallions. This is a tasty treat for the hearty appetite. I shouldn't have to say that the grits are real cooked grits, and not instant, but unfortunately (and I won't mention any names) there are actually some places around here that advertise themselves as a "breakfast" place and they freakin' have instant grits! That should be against the law!

Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast Sausage

One of the best kept secret SIN-sations in DTSP is Cassis' Breakfast Sausage! OH ... MY ... GOD! Crispy on the outside, soft, chewy, and succulent on the inside, perfectly salty and greasy overall. They are a perfect hangover cure, but a hangover is not required to go to sausage heaven with these.

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Here's another thing that should be illegal if you promote your establishment as a breakfast or brunch place - No fresh-squeezed orange juice. I mean we're in Florida for Christsakes!

The Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice at Cassis is so good and chilled just right - it's sooo refreshing and energizing.

Triple Caffè Latte

Triple Caffè Latte

But if you really want to get energized have a Triple Caffè Latte along with it just like I do. It's excellent coffee.

Cheddar Cheese Grits

Cheddar Cheese Grits

When I am not hungry enough for the Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Ragout with Cheese grits, I just get the Cheddar Cheese Grits side item and share the amazing sausage with Lori.

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benedict

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benedict

And when I want something different, I get the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benedict. Mmm Mmm!

So break the fast at Cassis! You'll be glad you did.

What are your favorite dishes there?

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Cassis American Brasserie
170 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 827-2927
http://www.cassisab.com/

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