505 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
1. Chicken and Waffles/Pork and Waffles
2. Ham and Egg Breakfast Biscuit
3. Firestorm cocktail
4. Breakfast Mac and Cheese
5. Ancho Blueberry Salad
Stacie from Little Adventures Await and I recently went on the Columbus Food Adventures brunch tour, hosted by Breakfast with Nick. We had so much fun, and one of our favorite stops was at Double Comfort, just across from the Convention Center on High Street. As we noshed and looked around at the local barnwood decor, I wondered how crazy I was that I hadn’t eaten a full meal here yet. My husband, a lover of all things gravy, and I decided to resolve this issue immediately.
Kick your day off right by ordering up the powdered sugar-dusted beignets, or check out a biscuit sandwich for a smaller meal. For the sammies, pick your filling of griddled ham, egg, and cheddar, or fried chicken with house pepper jelly. The Breakfast Mac and Cheese was a fun dish you don’t see frequently, a heaping helping of cheesy noodles plated with two sunny side up eggs, bacon, and generous amounts of hot sauce. I rarely pick a salad for the top tastes section, but take note: the Ancho Blueberry Salad is fabulous, especially for a restaurant with a fried chicken focus. If you’re looking for a lighter meal, the greens are tossed with caramelized onions, blueberries, ancho chili granola, blue cheese, and a superb lemon vinaigrette.
For bigger appetites, the tender waffle dishes are a must. The Chicken and Waffles consists of a thigh and a juicy leg, plus the delectable 3 Sins syrup (maple syrup simmered with coffee, bacon, and bourbon) on the side. The Chicken Fried Pork Cutlet was a showstopper too. This cutlet is dredged and fried to such crispy, flavorful perfection that you have to try to believe. Once placed atop the waffle, the pork is smothered in thick “3 Pigs” gravy. Next visit, sweet potatoes will be on my mind – I’ll be trying the Duck and Sweet Potato Hash or the Sweet Potato Pancakes with praline crumble.
For brunchy cocktails, stick to Double Comfort’s good bourbon list or try a coffee concoction with Bailey’s, served warm or cold. On our brunch tour, we sampled Bloody Marys, but that’s just not my thing; however, the people that tried them really enjoyed the restaurant’s house mix. I’ll stick with the Firestorm, reminiscent of a pink mint julep.
Culinary Clue: Double Comfort also strives to give back to the Columbus community, with a “buy a meal, give a meal” donation policy, and use of local ingredients like cheese and chicken.
I’m always on the quest for more brunch spots. Where is your favorite Short North brunch locale?