Cafe Comotara joins the breakfast crowd

Denise and Ben Arnold, owners of Corporate Caterers and restaurants such as Cafe Comotara and AVI.

Cafe Comotara, the restaurant Corporate Caterers’ Ben Arnold opened last summer in the former Chelsea’s space at 2949 N. Rock Road, started serving a pretty fabulous looking weekend breakfast menu earlier this month.

Arnold always planned to add breakfast to the offerings at the restaurant, which is open for Monday through Saturday lunch and rented out for private functions in the evening. Breakfast is available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The lunch menu also is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. those days.

Bluebird Bistro Benny.

The menu, which you can see here, features Chef Adam Courtney’s Eggs Benedict, which I recently heard from a reader are some of the best she’s ever had. It includes several other interesting breakfast concoctions that are a step above the regular eggs/bacon/hashbrowns offered at many local breakfast spots.

If you keep scrolling down on the breakfast menu, you can see what Cafe Comotara has for lunch, too.

Speaking of breakfast, I was in Kansas City over the weekend and my sister took me to one of my favorite breakfast spots, the funky and fabulous Bluebird Bistro. Just thought I’d share a picture of the fabulous Eggs Benedict I ordered yesterday morning, made with pulled pork and polenta.

I ate it all.

Cafe Comotara is open, and here’s the menu

Ben Arnold opened his new Cafe Comotara today in the former Chelsea’s space at 2949 N. Rock Road, and I have the menu here if you want to take a peek.

It’s huge and features several salads, some pasta dishes (including Pad Thai), burgers, sandwiches and entrees such as ahi tuna, blue-cheese crusted filet and a bone-in pork chop.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. He plans to add weekend breakfast sometime in October, and the restaurant is available nightly for rental. It fits private parties of 90 or fewer.

Take a close look at the menu because it features some of the items Arnold plans to include when he opens A.V.I. in the newly restored Broadview next month.