Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Melt Cafe and Gelato Bar, Rockville MD

I grabbed a groupon deal on Melt Cafe this past week, so we stopped by the place for brunch on Sunday.  The cafe is small and cozy, and I loved their gelato selections.  The gelato was not as good as our favorite one in Bethesda row though.

Melt Cafe

nice and clean interior

We ordered one sweet and one savory crepes.  They were both just okay, crepe-a-go-go in Kentland definitely wins in this category.  Another thing I did not like about Melt Cafe is they have restaurant prices but uses disposable plates and utensils, but having gelato as dessert in the same place is definitely a plus.  I was eyeing all the gelato choices while selecting brunch entrees.  The coffee was just average in this place as well.  We ordered one latte and one americano, nothing remarkable there.

savory crepe: lettuce, tomato, and pesto sauce

royale strawberry crepe

They have a $4.99 gelato sampler that is a good deal though.  For $4.99, you get to try six different gelato flavors.  I particularly like the espresso and the tiramisu flavors.  The gelato texture was not as creamy and sticky as I would like though.

gelato selections

Overall, Melt Cafe made average grade for breakfast/brunch selections.  If you're in the mood for crepes, I would recommend crepe-a-go-go over Melt Cafe.  At least you get real plates and utensils, and the food and coffee are better as well at crepes-a-go-go.

Melt Cafe
14955 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD 20850