Photography by Kathy Tran. 

AT BUZZBREWS, breakfast is served all day, your way.

“Everything is made to order,” co-owner Megan Belmore says. “You’re able to customize it and get it exactly the way you want. A lot of places can’t do that because it creates longer wait times.”

Her husband Ernest is the culinary mastermind behind the restaurant’s most popular items — savory crepes. Customers rave about the Bluto — stuffed with chorizo, bacon, jalapeño and cheese — as well as the French Connection, made with chicken, mushrooms, spinach, peppers and feta.

Ernest is a classically trained French chef who comes from a long line of cooks inspired by European cuisine. He worked at high-end restaurants before opening the first Buzzbrews 16 years ago on Fitzhugh Avenue. The Lakewood location opened in 2015 and is the brand’s fourth outpost.

“I wanted to bring quality food to the mainstream at a price point everyone could enjoy,” he says.

The menu has something for everyone with a large selection of modern items with French and Tex-Mex influences. A growing number of vegan and gluten-free dishes cater to customers with dietary needs.

Most items have cheeky names like the Harry Krishna or the Hippie Miss Piggy, inspired by Megan’s childhood nickname.

“We’re really serious about having fun,” Ernest says.

Locally roasted coffee blends put the “brew” in Buzzbrews. Coffee, previously available at a self-service bar, is brought hot and fresh to the table. The restaurant does have a full bar with tempting Bloody Marys and mimosa pitchers, but the “buzz” is all about the eatery’s positive environment.

“This is a place people can be proud of,” Ernest says. “Each location takes on the energy and feel of the neighborhood. It will never be cookie-cutter or corporate.”

Buzzbrews, 5815 Live Oak

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