Wow, it’s been ages since I have been to SoBro Café. It was my Dad’s birthday and he wanted to go somewhere new (for him) and in Broad Ripple so I figured I would take them to SoBro.
We started with an order of hummus and pita ($7.99). I like hummus a lot and had never had it there—it was a spicy version—it tasted like it had a bit of extra paprika and tahini in it. It was a little dryer than some hummus can be though—there is just a lot of variation in consistency in hummus, so it sort of depends on how you like it. There was some toasted pita as well. I enjoyed it and the slight kick it had.
We ordered the hummus because I convinced my Dad that the mushroom pannekoeken ($6.99) was too small to be an entire lunch (from past experience and it even says so on the menu). I think they are making them bigger these days though, because I think it is just fine for a light lunch now. I had a bite and it is a tasty little pancake filled with Swiss cheese, corn, and sautéed mushrooms and topped with tomatoes, avocado dices, and sprouts. I like this dish, because it has some richness from the cheese and mushrooms but feels somewhat healthy at the same time. Plus, there’s avocado, so you know I’m going to like that.
I had the sunrise wrap ($12.49 with avocado added). I like a good egg wrap and they do a good job with this. It is stuffed with scrambled eggs, Smoking Goose ham, cheddar, tomatoes, spinach, avocado, and garlic aioli (I held the peppers, although there still seemed to be a couple in there). It was nice and gooey, which is how a wrap like this should be. The eggs were cooked well and were plentiful. I also liked that the wrap itself was a bit crisp on the edges—like it had been lightly grilled. It also wasn’t overly thick and doughy—something I don’t love in a wrap.
My mom had the chicken salad sandwich ($9.99). Their chicken salad has cranberries, pecans and gorgonzola cheese in it. So if you have been following me, you know I hate nuts and fruit in my chicken salad, but I love blue cheese in nearly anything. I tried just a small bite and it was not bad considering. My mom seemed to enjoy it.
It was a rare nice day so we sat outside. I appreciate the outside seating but there is a ton of traffic noise out there because you are really close to the road (most used set of BlueIndy cars I have seen to date). And the chairs are strangely uncomfortable. Service outside gets a little iffy too just because the servers are running in and out—if you’re in a hurry I would recommend staying inside. But it’s a nice local place with a pretty wide-ranging menu including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options if any of those are your things. You can also feel like you are eating lots of healthy ingredients, and let’s face it, we should all do more of that.
653 East 52nd Street