Bramble Breakfast & Bar Popular in Pearl, Riverwalk
Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN
EYE-CATCHING INTERIOR: The Bramble opened in Tulsa’s Pearl District in August at 1302 E. 6th St., sitting in the former Phoenix coffee shop location. The classy eatery offers breakfast and lunch items and remains open through the evening hours.
BLAKE AUSTYN for GTR Newspapers
The Bramble Breakfast and Bar opened in Tulsa’s Pearl District in August.
The restaurant, offering breakfast and lunch dishes, opened its original location in the Blue Dome District before moving to Jenks’ Riverwalk Crossing and then expanding into the Pearl District at 1302 E. 6th St.
The Bramble’s breakfast and lunch menu is offered all day. This is a noteworthy piece of information, considering that both locations remain open through the dinner hour. The Pearl District location is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. In Jenks, the Bramble is open Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Pearl District space at the corner of 6th Street and Peoria Avenue was originally home to the Phoenix coffee shop. While many were sad to see the Phoenix go last year, the Bramble is proving to be a popular addition to the budding district filled with local pride.
Construction is also underway across the street on the northeast corner on a building that will be home to a bookstore and art gallery. It was previously a mechanic’s shop, and 1Architecture, , Principal Kevin Hale says that the renovated building will maintain much of the former exterior, including its garage doors, which will open to the building’s outdoor patio and seating. Construction is expected to be completed in approximately six months, he says.
The interior of the Bramble’s space is striking, offering a light and airy yet elegant and expansive feel with glass chandeliers and all-glass front windows.
After being seated in a nice booth facing the wall of windows, our waitress shared with us some of the popular menu items, including the Monte-Carlo Benedict, a twist on eggs benedict with monte-carlo elements; the Avocado Toast, with avocado, tomato, red onion and cucumber salad, all on toast with red wine vinaigrette; and the Bramwich Bowl, with two eggs, a sausage patty, biscuits and potatoes.
The menu also includes a number of pancake options, including buttermilk, seasonal fruit and hot chocolate. I saw a nearby dining neighbor order and receive them, and they were huge!
There are other egg dishes for breakfast, as well as lunch options, including Spicy Chicken Mac & Cheese, Bloody Mary Shrimp & Cheddar Grits, and Cobb Salad.
For our meals, I chose the Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, a healthy option with greens, tomato, avocado, olive, feta, basil pesto and one poached egg on top. I enjoyed the dish very much. As one who prefers not to eat meat, however, I could have used one more vegetable ingredient—maybe cucumbers or more tomatoes or avocados. But it was still a very enjoyable and healthy dish.
One of my friends chose the Veggie Omelet with a side of two latkes, basically potato pancakes—or hash browns. This was probably my favorite dish. It was very flavorful. The latkes were tasty and crisp. Next time, I would enjoy trying the other side option of breakfast potatoes.
Our other companion chose the breakfast tacos, which came with mojo pork, scrambled eggs, cotija, cilantro, onion and salsa verde on a corn tortilla. Although, honestly, even with all of those ingredients, I mostly only tasted the egg and pork. I wish that I would have tasted more of the cilantro, onion and salsa. But the amount of egg and pork were substantial.
More information about the Bramble can be found at bramblebartulsa.com.