Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Portland Happy Hour: The Hazel Room

So you know when you find this new restaurant/coffee shop that you just love, and you can't wait to blog about it, and you say to your co-blogger "I am seriously coming here every week," but then 15 minutes later your phone gets swiped by some high school hoodlums at said restaurant/coffee shop? It really puts a damper on things. Even when your server gives you a cookie on the house.

But even so, I still want to blog about The Hazel Room because I still think it's pretty awesome.

What: The Hazel Room
Where: 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
When: HH 4-7pm daily, all day Sunday
Honeys Heart: $5 bacon and egg breakfast sandwich (served all day)

I was introduced to The Hazel Room by my friend Sarah Flan whose friend owns the super cute Mag Big boutique next door. The Hazel Room has been open for a little over a year, but they just recently expanded their coffee, tea, and sandwich menu to include coffee and tea cocktails and breakfast options that are served all day long.

Happy hour is served from 4-7pm daily and all day Sunday with $1 off all drinks. There are no food happy hour options but the $5 Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich is delicious and pretty cheap so no complaints here.

The biscuit with marionberry jam is definitely what makes this breakfast sandwich stand out from your regular ole' run-of-the-mill egg sandwich. So good!

My favorite tea cocktail/the only one I've ever tried is the Pumpkin Chai Warmer ($7) which is spiked with bourbon.

This is essentially the perfect fall/winter cocktail in my book. Kel and I usually don't go for bourbon, but in this case, it complements the pumpkin chai so well that both of us were totally okay with it. And don't you love that they serve it in those pretty little teacups?

Kel has tried the Spanish Coffee ($7) too and noted that it's quite strong. Love when restaurants don't get skimpy with the alcohol!

So yeah, it really did suck that my phone got stolen here, but the place is so cute and the food and drinks are so good that I know I won't be able to stay away for long!