Imagine if someone were to combine a house designed by a homemaker from HGTV's Flip or Flop with fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by chefs on wide, circular, iron skillets. That, in a sense, sums up Storyhill BKC, located at 5100 W Bluemound Rd on a tidy corner in Milwaukee's Story Hill neighborhood. Storyhill BKC resembles Comet Cafe and other cafes in the sense that it sits within a quiet, calm neighborhood and serves delicious food in a relaxed setting.
The environment outside of Storyhill seemingly reflects the vibe within Storyhill, along with warm and friendly employees and fresh dishes. There is a bar area and store for anyone looking to purchase or consume adult beverages, and this staple of Storyhill is noticeable through the menu that provides a gamut of drinks to choose from and a lengthy Happy Hour (2 to 5 p.m.) Opening at 9 a.m. during the weekend and 11 a.m. during the week, Storyhill offers weekend brunch including crepes of the day, flatbreads and frittata for families, friends and fun people. Their pricing is somewhat reasonable ($6 crepes, $8 for eggs, toast and a side of meat) and seems to be a legit place for coffee and brunch for two. To be safe, just bring at least 20 bucks if you plan to have a drink with your meal.
My favorite part about Storyhill is being able to see the chefs prepare food in front of customers near the bar area. A lot of places section off their cooks and chefs from the customers, but I think the see-through glass and open-floor concept allows people to interact with the chefs, something me and my guest opted to do a few times. My House special crepe, which was loaded with quark (assortment of meats including smoked berkshire, baby kale, among others) was fanciful and fulfilling. The presentation of food made for an even better breakfast and allowed me to appreciate the chefs' work. Overall, Storyhill BKC distinguishes itself with its wide degree of entrees available and upscale, yet comforting venue. If you are looking for a place to eat this winter break, look right around the corner for cultured cuisine at Storyhill BKC.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10