Editor’s Note: This restaurant closed in late July 2021, after the August 2021 issue went to press.
Sleepy Bee On The Fly (formerly Waggle) feels like a Sunday morning, even on a Tuesday afternoon. The bright venue greets customers with flower-shaped lamps and nature-themed decor, while workers sling scrambles, sandwiches, and bowls loaded with everything from quinoa to chorizo to vegan goetta.
We enjoyed The Queen City Bee, a goetta and egg sandwich with sliced apple, arugula, and Sleepy Bee’s spicy “nectar” sauce on a fluffy milk bun. The flavors were perfectly balanced, and all the produce transformed the generous slab of meat-and-grain patty into something nearly healthy. “Dessert” was a chocolate chip pancake with just enough sweetness in every bite that it paired well with a classic cappuccino.
The menu covers all the brunch essentials, including mimosas. Carnivores have Piggy Cakes (pancakes laced with bacon), vegans get The Sweet Bee (a brown rice bowl packed with mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and chimichurri), and with the Build It menu option, your only limitation is your imagination.
A stone’s throw from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, this branch of the popular local breakfast mini-chain leans into the mobile order revolution. Hence, the picnic tables a few steps outside the door, offering a seat in the shade, perfect for lunch breaks. But if you’re in a rush, this cafe is made with you in mind. Sleepy Bee On The Fly literally delivers.
Sleepy Bee On The Fly, 3440 Burnet Ave., Avondale