Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Brunch at the Depot

It's pouring outside right now, so I figured this was the perfect time to pull out my last "archived" post to share at the tea parties this week. 

Last month I visited Warrenton, Virginia to try a restaurant that I haven't had the chance to visit yet for brunch.  Claire's at the Depot is located in Warrenton's former train station, originally built in 1852 and updated in 1908.  I really enjoy visiting repurposed buildings, especially ones that have been made into interesting restaurants!

We ate inside the restaurant, in what was obviously an addition, but they did a beautiful job connecting it to the older building.

Claire's by the Depot is known for their lunches and brunches, so when my neighbor suggested coming here, I immediately said yet.  What made it even better is that the restaurant brought out a basket of complimentary scones for the table.
(These lemon cranberry scones with lemon poppyseed butter were right up my alley!)
As I had only been back from France a couple of weeks at this point, I immediately ordered Claire's quiche special--which on this day had a delicious blend of crab meat and leeks. 
(Of course I ordered tea too.  They brought out a whole tea chest to choose from).
My neighbor ordered the western omelet, which she said was delicious.
It's the touches that bring home the theme that really thrill me with these types of restaurants, and this one was no exception.  I walked out to the pretty outdoor eating area and saw this:
(An old caboose!)
And since I have now reached the end of this delicious brunch, I'll say good night and refer you to the tea parties I am joining this week:
Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea 


  1. You choo-choose a great restaurant for brunch! This is the first time I've heard of complimentary scones. I wish other places would pick up this practice!

  2. How nice to have a neighbor to enjoy going out to eat with. Lemon cranberry scones and poppyseed butter are right up my alley, too, Carrie. I'd also enjoy the quiche that you had, and a cup of tea is also welcome.

  3. Brunch is always special with something savory added with sweet. The food looks great, and what an interesting building! I love exploring places like that too...I adore historic architecture.


  4. What a darling place and I loved getting to visit with you via blogging!


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