No syrup needed: Terrace Cafe’s Strawberry French Toast comes with a cream cheese drizzle and juicy strawberries on top.
The smell of strawberries rises in powerful fashion, especially this time of year. On a Sunday morning at Terrace Café, anything else that’s been occupying your senses becomes muted: the wait for a seat; the young people talking about their hangovers from last night; the taste of the coffee you’ve sipped while waiting. When a plate of the café’s Strawberry French Toast ($10) lands in front of you, decorated with a cream cheese drizzle, the strawberries own your slice of the room, flooding you with the smell of breakfast, springtime, and the promise of good things ahead. Terrace Café, 4625 Piedmont Row Dr., 704-554-6177, and 14815 Ballantyne Village Way, 704-369-5190