Breakfast and lunch are the most important meals of the day, as they jump start the metabolism and preclude bored forks from marketing themselves as mermaid combs. Help prevent primping mishaps with today's Groupon to Lili Patisserie in Sellwood. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $30 worth of breakfast or lunch on Friday (served 8 a.m.–3 p.m.).
- For $15, you get $30 worth of breakfast or lunch on Saturday or Sunday (served 8 a.m.–3 p.m.).
Lili Patisserie scratch-mixes fresh, local, and organic ingredients to form hearty eats that keep neighborhood noshers fueled for the weekend. The café's simple mien is manifested in its homestyle breakfast and lunch menus, available only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Breakfast's swedish pancakes uphold Scandinavian cultural traditions with a lingonberry compote ($10), and huckleberry-buttermilk pancakes allude to literature with two fluffy pancakes, a river of maple syrup, and a raft made out of bacon ($10).
Sandwiches and salads monopolize lunch plates, such as the marinated-vegetable panini, saturated with wild mushrooms, zucchini, fire-roasted bell peppers, provolone, and pesto, and served with chips and pickles ($9); add a cup of homemade soup (flavors rotate daily) or side salad for an extra $2. Cooks lay candied nuts to rest in the roasted-squash salad, placing them atop a bed of spinach and spring mix after a heartfelt reading of Good Night Moon ($9).
You might find Li Doyle up very early on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday morning, making all of the breads and jams for Lili Patisserie's ever-changing breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus herself, combining them with cage-free eggs and local, organic produce whenever possible. Her challah bread becomes chicken club sandwiches or Cuban-style sandwiches, and her handmade ricotta gnocchi wind up on beds of sautéed spinach with san marzano tomato sauce.
In addition to fresh, seasonal items such as wild, line-caught coho salmon, Doyle prepares vegan and gluten-free options. Bright-red chairs and vintage-style furniture give the seating area a quaint european vibe, like the butter churn currently haunted by the ghost of Louis XIV.
8337 SE 17th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202Get Directions