I can honestly say that brunch is my favorite meal of the week.
But I definitely don’t eat it enough.
When David had drill last weekend and my mom was rehearsing with her quartet, my dad and I decided to get together for brunch. I had been wanting to try out Rye & Thyme in Leominster since seeing them on Phantom Gourmet.
They have a menu boasting breakfast items, a raw bar, sandwiches and wood grilled pizzas. They also offer a Bloody Bar for the you Bloody Mary fans.
I more often than not lean towards the breakfast side of the menu and that day was no different. I was bouncing between the egg dishes and finally settled on the bacon and egg skillet with grilled toast, roasted yukon potatoes, diced cherry tomato (hold the tomato), cheddar, slab bacon & 2 eggs roasted in a cast iron.
Phew, this was quite a heavy dish. The eggs were a bit overcooked; a runny center would have definitely been better. The potatoes were perfectly roasted but extremely hot. I LOVED the bacon; it had the best smoky flavor. The cheddar was a bit overwhelming and the toast on the bottom was completely soggy. Overall, the dish was just OK. The bacon was great and the potatoes were tasty but I could only eat the eggs, bacon and a few of the potatoes. My dad got the hash and eggs which looked delicious. I would probably get that one next time.
Just as we were leaving, around noon time, there was someone singing jazz. The restaurant wasn’t crowded at all and the service was a bit slow. I would love to come back for drinks and dinner, however. Its location is in the historic Wood Block Building of 1890 in downtown Leominster, with the charm of an old tavern. And parking in that area is pretty easy to come by. There’s a lot down the street that’s free on the weekends.
Rye & Thyme is located on 14 Monument Square in Leominster, MA.