The Alchemist Cafe
The Alchemist Cafe: 2430 NE 13th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
The Alchemist Cafe is located in a fun Bohemian style location in Wilton Manors. This is the same place that Voo La Voo Cafe and La Mexicana are located. This location as their first, and now they have a second location in Aventura, FL. We’re going to focus on their location here in Wilton Manors, FL for this review.
The majority of seating is located outside on fun folding wooden tables and chairs. There is a lot of seating, and most people don’t know that they even have two sections of seating inside as well. They have a very loyal following of patrons and many regulars. You will find a relaxing atmosphere as you eat amongst the gardens. Be aware that The Alchemist is dog friendly, so if you are not a fan of that and think the dogs should not be in a restaurant, then you might want to try another place.
The Alchemist was originally known for their coffees, which are still good today. But over the years they have become also known for very good food. Just like the other two restaurants here, parking can be an issue. We recommend taking an Uber or Lfyt to make life easier.
You will normally stand in a little bit of a line to enter the building and make your order. We recommend looking at the menu board outside or one of the take home menus so that by the time you get to the register you are ready to order. This will also keep the line moving smoothly.
There is a large selection of items at The Alchemist. From Slicers, to brunch, to pizzetta and focaccia. You can really have a very nice meal here and the food is very good. We were accompanied by our friends Mike and Ed on this trip. Jerry started with a caffe latte served in a mason jar. I chose to get their pomegranate iced tea and Mike had the mango iced tea. Ed just had plain coffee.
Now you will order inside, and they give you a number to put on your table and then they bring out your order to you. While most of the things came out fairly smooth and perfectly to our table, unfortunately it took forever for them to bring my iced tea. We actually had out food before my tea arrived, and I was the first on to order.
Jerry went with a traditional waffle topped with fresh fruit (blueberries, strawberries, and banana). It came cooked perfectly with just a little crisp to it the way he likes it. He could barely finish it with how big it was. The Alchemist usually has 2-3 different options for their waffle of the day. He would highly recommend it to anyone trying this place out.
Mike and Ed both decided to go with the “Chef Breakfast”. This is a hashbrown waffle (the hashbrowns are made to look like a waffle), eggs made your way, avocado salad, and pico de gallo. You can add bacon bits if you want for an extra $1. At first when it comes out you think you are getting a waffle until you take a bite and realize those are your hash browned potatoes. The mist of flavors is very good and you definitely will not go hungry with this dish. Both of them loved this dish and would recommend to anyone.
Lastly I decided to break from the brunch and breakfast food to go with a pulled pork focaccia. There was plenty of pulled pork and cheese. The Alchemist makes them in a size that is plenty for two people to eat. I just could not get it all down. The flavors of the BBQ sauce, pork, onions, and cheese just melted together in your mouth and really gave you a happy feeling. It’s like a pizza, but just a thicker type of crust. I would highly recommend any of their pizzeta and focaccia.
If you have never been to The Alchemist Cafe, then you need to check this place out.