Brunch struck again in Portland, ME. Next stop was to Bibo’s Madd Apple Cafe in the Art District. The restaurant has a very relaxed, casual feel, with a bit of a quirky side.
Art is found throughout the place and the pictures on the walls are all for sale. Service was a little slow-going to start, but things picked up and we were on our way to Brunchtown, USA.
For my entree, I ordered the Belgian Waffle Of The Day: Coffee and Spice Wonut (cross between a waffle and donut with maple glaze, fruit and whipped cream). I didn’t know a Wonut existed, but I’m damn glad that Bibo’s made one. It truly was a well executed hybrid, incorporating the lightness of a waffle, but also the denser, cakiness of a donut. The flavor was amazing, a delightful spiced richness where you could get some waves of coffee essence, and the glaze was just the cherry on top. Well, glaze on top.
Name: Bibo’s Madd Apple Cafe
Location: 23 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, it was a pretty charming little spot for brunch.
Would I recommend it? It was a quaint spot worth checking out, in a very central neighborhood. Can’t guaranty they’ll have a Wonut when you go, but, chances are, they’ll have something else just as great.