If you're looking for something tasty, healthy, displayed with a flair for style, and absolutely delicious, then check out the Urban Cafe in Hollywood, Florida. I was introduced to this very special restaurant by a friend and colleague who discovered it when she was staying at a nearby hotel before and after taking a cruise. Thinking it was just a breakfast and lunch place, I was surprised to discover they are actually open until 1 AM many nights.
My first breakfast here was Shakshouka, 2 poached eggs cooked in tomato salso - Mmm! And this was surrounded by a hefty serving of tahini, accompanied with Israeli salad and assorted breads. My colleague ordered a simple omelet. But nothing is simple in this place. Each dish is made to order and served by the friendliest staff. My friend and I started with regular coffee, such a nice aroma and good taste. But we topped it off with a cup of heart shaped cappuccino.
A few weeks later, I just happened to be working nearby so I stopped in for another special breakfast treat. This time I ordered the Urban Breakfast, a round shaped egg (mine was a omelet) with a selection of cheeses and homemade jam. The bread I chose was the Jerusalem bagel, soft and fluffy and covered with sesame seeds. The food was so memorable that I returned for a late lunch - a cup of split pea soup and tuna toast.
The Urban Cafe menu includes an interesting variety of fish dishes with a Mediterranean tilt. For example, they serve Moroccan Tilapia and Mediterranean Snapper. But then again, they surprised me with their salmon francese, salmon burgers, pasta dishes as well as sushi appetizers and sushi rolls. This unique restaurant even serves tasty pizzas, a variety of salads, kids' meals as well as beer and wine.
Stop by if you live in the neighborhood or take a drive for a special treat. The service staff is so friendly and warm, you will feel as if you've been coming here for years. Located at 2790 Stirling Road, Hollywood, it is just east of I 95 on the south side of the street. You can call for more information at 954-873-3699.