latest headlines

You must try the amazing chai French toast at this Dayton café

Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 9:59 AM
By: Sarah Franks

The adorable little café nestled on Brown Street is quite humble about a heavenly breakfast item we found on their menu. 

>> Table 33’s menu was worth the wait

Chai Tea French Toast at Butter Café. Yes, if you thought the aromatic smell of Chai could only be found in your favorite latte, then boy, do we have news for you. 

>> This sinfully sweet brunch dish is coming to this new restaurant’s menu

First of all, what is chai? The word seems to be thrown around by every coffee shop connoisseur these days— so let’s finally agree on what we’re talking about here. Chai is just an Indian word for tea. So when you hear chai tea, you’re really hearing tea tea

>> This hidden restaurant is probably not on your radar yet, but should be

Masala chai is the drink we know and love here in the States. It’s a spiced tea usually including cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. 

Pour that into a frothy cup of warm, sweetened milk and all of a sudden you feel the desire to curl up with a good book on a rainy afternoon. It’s magic.

>> 9 of the best brunch spots in Dayton

Well, Butter Café has done us a favor by dipping their already mouthwatering French toast into a rich chai tea latte batter and creating something wonderful.

This past weekend, I tried them for myself. 

My fork sank into the warm stack as a butter and creamy mascarpone cheese filling oozed from between the slices. The second bite was better than the first, and so on. 

>> 13 deliciously cool things you’ll find at La Michoacana #5 Mexican Market

As powerful as my sweet tooth can be, I’m easily turned off by an overly sweet breakfast. But the mascarpone cheese added just enough to create a good sweet and savory balance. Order a bold cup of Butter Café’s organic coffee with it and you’ll be set.

Want to go?

WHAT: Butter Café

WHERE: 1106 Brown St., Dayton

INFO: (937) 985-9917 | buttercafedayton.comFacebook