Everybody has their stress food of choice. Mine happens to be breakfast food. Specifically, omelets or frittatas or anything else egg-based. This week, with magazine deadlines and tax filing dates and a severe sleep deficiency to deal with, I sought out a lunch place that serves breakfast all day.
Tasi Cafe is one of a handful of fancy-ish places that serve breakfast all day (other favorites are Skillet, Katalina's and Pistacia Vera). Tasi does a fantastic lox bagel with house-smoked salmon on a bagel with red onion and sliced tomato, and their Cinnamon French Toast is also pretty great.
But as I mentioned, I'm an eggs person, so I went for the Cafe Frittate with mesclun salad and a croissant on the side. There are three fillings options (Chorizo, Potatoes, Onions, Peppers; Mozzarella, Spinach, Roasted Tomato; and Smoked Salmon, Red Onions, Sour Cream) and I like the vegetarian tomato-and-mozzarella one quite a lot.
Throw in a mug of Crimson Cup coffee and a nice, sunny window, and this lunch did the de-stressing trick.
Tasi is open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
680 N. Pearl St., Short North