Lucky’s Cafe: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup for Breakfast

Every once in a while, there comes a time for scrambled eggs for dinner. From time to time there’s that occasional slice of leftover pizza before the sun has even come up. Whether out of convenience or craving, we’ve all gone outside of our “food box” right? On a recent breakfast stop to Lucky’s Cafe in Cleveland, the “Grilled Cheese of the Day”, caught my eye and figured it was too good to pass up, even if it was only 9am.

Lucky’s Cafe is tucked away outside of the big city and offers up a quiet, homey atmosphere and food prepared with quality, local ingredients. So local in fact that they have a garden on the property where herbs and certain fruits/veggies are picked daily to be used in their menu items.  Lucky’s offers up a new (and on this morning, interesting) grilled cheese sandwich everyday.  I’m wondering how many styles have made the rotation?  On this morning the sandwich consisted of local grass-fed Gouda, caramelized onions, spiced pecans and a pinch of kosher salt on freshly baked, housemade Como bread.  Yup, sounded too tasty to pass up.  So along with my grilled cheese was a warm cup of delicious tomato soup.  Strange for 9 in the morning?  Maybe, but I’d do it again.

One of the better grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve had and worth writing about.   Subtle sweetness of the spiced pecans really brought out what I loved about this grilled cheese.  That change in texture brought out by a little crunch had me considering adding spiced pecans to whatever sandwich I could think of.  Perfectly balanced melt of cheese and caramelized onions worked together nicely to liven up the mix up flavors.  Oh and that Como bread… well, just grilled up right.  Feast on the pictures while I feast on my memories.

Some other “Grilled Cheese of the Day” creations recently featured include: Local grass-fed Muenster, sautéed mushrooms, and cilantro on Como bread… and a Local grass-fed Swiss cheese with sautéed local mushrooms and local green onions served on their signature Como.  Oh and I also sampled the Lucky Reuben (Corned beef, sauerkraut, rye bread and Thousand Island dressing all house made, served with Swiss cheese) and the Baked Mac-N-Cheese (Cheddar, Brie, Parmesan, And Mozzarella Cheeses, Baked With Pasta And Cream, Topped With Brioche Bread Crumbs. Served With Housemade Apple Sauce).  Superb, observe below:

This memorable grilled cheese sandwich from Lucky’s brought me back to the thoughts of the grilled cheese I had in San Francisco at Boudin.  One of my favorite GrubGrade discussions of “What Makes A Great Grilled Cheese Sandwich?”.  Let’s open that discussion back up!  It’s been over a year since we last talked about it.  How do you like your grilled cheese? Any interesting/unique styles you’d like to share?

Check out Lucky’s Cafe:

777 Starkweather Ave.

Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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7 comments on “Lucky’s Cafe: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup for Breakfast

  1. skippymom says:

    I see absolutely no problem with grilled cheese and tomato soup for breakfast. It’s great. My kids have been allowed to eat fruit [pumpkin, apple, peach, etc] for breakfast with a glass of milk. Heck, I figure I made it – it HAS fruit in it – no harm no foul. And yeah – pizza for breakfast rocks too [if you like pizza :)]

    I love, love, love grilled cheese with tomato. My daughter has been making sharp cheddar cheese with bologna and spicy mustard grilled cheeses for lunch and she loves them. I prefer to use a frying pan but I do have a soft spot for our sandwich maker [the kind you put the ingredients in and close the lid - no a panini - just a sandwich] I love this time of year.

    I am definitely doing the Gouda sandwich. My hubs will be in heaven. I bet tart apples would be yum in lieu of the onions. Mmmmmm.

  2. skippymom says:

    That should say “allowed to eat fruit PIE” yeesh.

  3. Tracy says:

    I eat soup for breakfast most mornings. It’s much more soothing than eggs and sausage, etc in my opinion. I am much plainer when it comes to grilled cheese. I like grilled ham, american cheese and a tiny bit of mustard but would have ordered your meal because it sounds too interesting to pass up.

  4. Adam Bomb says:

    I’m once again promoting my childhood grilled cheese favorite. White or wheat sandwich bread, buttered, with american cheese and a swipe of peanut butter in there. Sounds gross, tastes way awesome.

  5. Scott Hall says:

    That looks so good. I saw Luckys on Food Network once. I’d definitely go for the grilled cheese of the day. I like mine pretty traditional, but id for sure see what the special is.

  6. Rachel says:

    I love Lucky’s! I’m so pumped to see a great Cleveland spot on this site. It’s about 10 minutes from downtown where I work and I go there for lunch with co-workers a couple times a month.

    They make a great rueben sandwich and the warm granola with fresh fruit and vanilla yogurt is incredible. Making my mouth water just thinking about it.

    Thanks for writing up a great place in my neck of the woods!!

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