Bottomless mimosas and an all-you-can-eat buffet for 12 bucks. What more could you want for Sunday brunch?
Mint is located on West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.
The purpose of my restaurant blog is to make me try new things, and to encourage others to do the same. I was in the habit of getting the same dishes every time I ate out, and usually ate out at the same few restaurants each time. Not to say it’s bad to have a regular dish at your favorite restaurant, but the Triangle has a lot to offer.
On the lunch buffet at Mint:
- Kachumber Salad (Diced cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro w/ tangy sauce)
- Baingan Pakora (Eggplant Fritters)
- Basmati Rice
- Rice Pilav (Rice and mixed veggies)
- Sabji Palak (Mixed veggies and spinach)
- Chef’s Mixed Veggies
- Naan (Bread)
- Goat or Beef Rogan Josh (Goat cooked in oil at intense heat)
- Tandoori Chicken (Roasted chicken prepared with yogurt, honey, and spices)
- Chicken Achari (Chicken cooked with pickling spices)
- Chicken Makhani (Chicken with Butter Sauce)
- Vermicelli (Similar to rice pudding)
- Sauces: Achar (hot pickle), Raita (homemade yogurt with cumber and tomato), Onion Chutney, Tamarin Sauce, Mint Sauce (Mix them all together, and go to town)
I tried everything on the buffet, and it was all excellent. I had never had goat before, but the great thing about Indian food is the spices. I’m honestly not sure if I like goat – but I like goat cooked in a gravy made of yogurt, onion, garlic, and spices. And the Naan is a great mop to soak up the leftover flavors on your plate, as you finish a mimosa… or 4.
Beware of college students on weekends. This place is packed with them on Sundays, so I wouldn’t call this family-friendly dining on a Sunday morning after church. It’s more of a place for college students to eat typically-expensive Indian cuisine at a low price, with good friends. And what better way to nurse the hangover you earned on Franklin Street last night than all-you-can-drink mimosas and a few plates full of meet and carbs?
It’s also brunch on a college student’s alarm clock, as the doors to the restaurant don’t open until noon. You can snag the buffet brunch special on weekends from noon to 3 p.m., or weekdays from 11:30-2:30.
I would like to go back there for dinner, as it’s not a buffet and it’s a bit more formal and intimate. You can check out their dinner menu, prices, specials, and hours here.