Brunch, Lunch and Dinner at PC Keats
A meal at PC Keats in Downtown Melbourne is like a “trip around the world.” Craving a slice of pizza, an arepa, a gyro or ropa vieja? PC Keats offers all of these mouth-watering items from around the world and even more. A revamped menu and a remodel offer a refined look and an even further focus on items that bring an international taste and experience with the highest quality.
Owner Kris Ellis’ travels in North, Central and South America, along with her diverse food sharing experiences with friends, inspired the menu at PC Keats. These items include comfort food such as Mexican Street Corn (grilled corn like that sold by street vendors in Mexico) to specialties from her native Columbia like Ajiaco, a three potato chicken soup served with fresh cream, avocado, rice, corn, and capers on the side.
For starters, a popular favorite is the hummus, served with toasted pita. This is not your typical store-bought hummus — it is wonderfully creamy and full of flavor. Another frequent choice is Poutine, a Canadian dish, that consists of fries topped with a beef sauce and white cheddar curds.
For main dishes, Lomo Saltado – beef, onions, and bell peppers, tossed with fries and tomatoes over rice – won’t disappoint any “meat and potatoes” lover. Kris explains that it is not unusual to have two starches in one meal in other parts of the world — and we won’t argue with her on that fact as it results in a flavor fest. Stuffed arepas, grilled white cornmeal cakes, are satisfying and can be filled with cheese, shredded beef or house-made chicken salad with avocado. If you want to try a little of everything, sharing plates are big enough to feed two or four.
For those who may not feel as adventurous as world travel, there are other well-known comfort food favorites like New York-style thin-crust pizza — with plenty of topping choices or a classic, juicy burger.
The drinks are inspired by locations around the world as well. Take your pick from ouzo, sake or house-infused vodka and tequilas that can be mixed to any diner’s delight. Kris’ daughter, Erika Densler, the front of house manager of the restaurant, recommends the jalapeño margarita, made using homemade sour mix and jalapeño infused tequila.
Brunch offers a unique flair with dishes like Bacon Stuffed Pancakes, Chorizo Benedict, and a Latin Scramble — just a few of the offerings. One of the six mimosa flavors or a loaded Bloody Mary are a welcome addition to any choice. Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. PC Keats also has an outdoor seating area that’s perfect for people watching.
If world travel isn’t on your itinerary in the near future, enjoy a meal at PC Keats and make dinner an international experience.
829 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne
Open every day at 11 a.m.