Batch New Southern Kitchen and Tap is a great brunch spot located at 525 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you are visiting or close by the Las Olas area this is definitely a spot you need to check out.
What time is it? It’s time for BRUNCH!
I had the pleasure of visiting this place with my cousin and her friends. I would advise putting in your reservations because they were full when we got there. They gave us the options of indoor or outdoor seating and with such a beautiful day we sat outside. We were seated and given our menus. The first page had its Bottomless section with included Sangria, Bellinis, and Mimosas with a time limit of 90 minutes. They also have Bloody Marys and house-made sodas and fresh juice available.
Of course, I ordered the Bottomless Bellini because the thought of fresh peach puree and champagne together sounded delightful. Continuing on, their selection was very on brand and the menu was short and simple. Definitely had to order the homemade biscuits. They came with a local Chili Thyme Honey, Jam, and Bourbon Maple Butter. The chicken and waffles looked appealing because I was anxious to taste “southern” style chicken. However, I saw how big the portion was at another table and decided to go more on the breakfast side. I ordered the Lil’ Piggy Frittata with a side of maple candied bacon.
We didn’t wait long for our drinks. The only downside was the humid air was making them hot way too soon. I took a sip and let me tell you, those drinks were strong! It was almost all champagne with a hint of Peach Puree and I wanted to pace myself seeing as how I hadn’t eaten anything yet. I switched out my bottomless selection to the White Sangria which was infused with apple and ginger. I enjoyed this very much and had about six in total by the end of the day.
The biscuits came out first and they were steaming hot. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside! The butter melted on the biscuit and made much merriment as I took a bite. The local honey was also VERY good. I honestly could not choose which one I liked better, the butter or honey. Our food came out shortly after. The orders to our table were the Chicken and waffles, Southern Crab Cake Benedict, and the Southern Crispy Chicken Breakfast (along with my order).
This was my first time eating a Frittata and I ordered it because I thought it would’ve been more like a quiche. It was to an extent, but the potatoes came through strong in the Frittata. I had a chunk of it in every bite. The bacon was very sweet, I mean like ridiculously sweet (guess why they called it maple candied bacon) but the sweetness did pair well with my savory dish. Overall it was a good hearty brunch meal that I would order again. I got a chance to taste the Crab Cake Benedict and that was also really good. The crab was definitely the star as huge morsels of meat lay under the eggs. I also managed to try the southern fried chicken. The chicken was a bit on the dry side but very crunchy and has a nice seasoning on it.
Overall, I highly recommend this place for a cool and chic brunch spot in South Florida. Check out their website https://www.batchsouthernkitchen.com/ftl/ to book tables, check out the menu, or order out.