Bulegreen Cafe Yard
Bulegreen Cafe Yard: 3299 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, FL 33334
We drive down Dixie Highway quite a bit. On one of those trips, we noticed a new restaurant with a banner advertising that they were now open. Our friend Ed went there before we did and told us we should really try Bulegreen out. I have to be honest that initially, we were skeptical since Bulegreen is not located in a spot we would normally expect to find a restaurant. So one Saturday morning, when our normal spot was so busy we couldn’t find a parking spot, we decided to try it out.
So let’s take a look at the restaurant. Because Bulegreen is a very small spot, parking is limited. You will find about 5-6 spaces at the restaurant itself. There is a grassy area at one of the industrial buildings behind the restaurant that allows people to park there as well. There is also only one handicap space located at the back of the restaurant.
Once you have found your parking space, you will want to walk to the right hand side of the building to be seated. Bulegreen has 4 tables inside that seat two people per table. A small counter is there as well, with 4 stools; however, this counter is not really for eating as they use it to stage food delivery and drinks. Outside you will find about ten or so tables of varying sizes from two to six people.
Because the space is very small, you may have to wait a little bit to get a table, but it’s definitely worth the wait. They also close most days at 4 pm, so be sure to get there before then.
A Brazilian and French flair heavily influences Bulegreen’s food. From the breakfast side, there are things like French toast, waffles, omelets, and more. They also serve a nice mix of sandwiches and salads, plus chicken pot pie and vegan meals.
Jerry decided to start with a Bule, which is their signature old-fashion style poured water over freshly roasted Brazilian coffee brewed right on your table. Bulegreen gives you an actual tin coffee cup that you then pour your coffee into. Jerry said that the flavor was just amazing.
For his breakfast, he tried something that was kind of new but also a familiar favorite. He ordered the Waffacai, which is one of their signature dishes. You get a homemade Belgian Waffle served with a scoop of Acai (Brazilian berry sorbet), Banana, sliced almonds, and drizzled honey. It was the perfect mix of flavors, and the sorbet added a nice bit of sweetness to the waffle while the almosts added an extra crunch. Jerry said he would definitely recommend this dish to anyone.
I went with a French classic, the Croque Monsieur. This sandwich is made up of ham, Swiss cheese and then dipped in bechamel sauce and perfectly grilled with cheese on top. It’s definitely not a healthy dish, but it is oh so good! It’s kind of like a grilled cheese sandwich, but only better. The chips that they served with it are made in-house and have a very distinct taste to them. I could not stop eating them and wished I had more. A side order of bacon was also on my order. This was the only disappointment in our meal, as the bacon was basically microwaved and two very small strips.
All in all, though, we truly enjoyed our meals at Bulegreen and would highly recommend anyone to try it out. You won’t be disappointed.