Look to Lucilla for your next brunch spot

As we transform from college students to professionals, our nightlife goes through its own metamorphosis. From staying out late in the club to light Sunday brunches, Lucilla is the new spot to be.

Located at 1241 E Lafayette St., Lucilla’s location would be straight out of a storybook with the streets decorated with beautiful trees and right in the middle of Tallahassee, which is close to Florida A&M University and Florida State University.

If you’re looking for a new brunch spot that’s a little closer to home, Lucilla may be the best for you.

When you walk in, the staff is amazing and you are greeted with their warm welcome and a smooth transition to your seat. The atmosphere is very upscale and classy bistro-type. Wherever you sit, you can view fresh flowers that make it seem like you’re away from Tallahassee. There is an open kitchen but it doesn’t make you feel congested because it is in the back.

There is a wide variety of food from shrimp and grits to salted butterscotch pots de crème.

I had the crab cake benedict, which was very flavorful and filling. I literally could not put the fork down and secretly wished that I had ordered another serving. I noticed other dishes, which made me so excited to come back and try them.

A few items on my wish list (and they should be on yours as well): stuffed French toast, chicken and waffles, salmon benedicts and the sausage gravy biscuit. The stuffed French toast seemed like it was overflowing with vanilla custard batter, roasted peaches and candied almonds. The toast was golden and the maple syrup drizzled around it made it sparkle in the sunlight.

 Everybody loves chicken and waffles but the chicken looked like it was seasoned with a light flaky golden touch. If you’re a pescatarian, I highly recommend the salmon benedict.

The price point is about average and even though the mimosas aren’t flowing, they will have you feeling nice at the right price. Cocktails with champagne, sparkling wine, and Prosecco are $10 at most. They also offer bottle services for two or more served with daily selection of fresh juices, syrups, fruit and a bottle of Cava on ice.

 Brunch prices range from $6 to $16. Lucilla also offers lunch and dinner entrees that are at a slightly higher price point. Lucilla is open Monday-Friday for lunch 11am-3 p.m., midday 3-5:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday brunch 11-3, midday 3-5:30pm and dinner 5:30-9 p.m.