J and I love starting our day with casual breakfast dates, so today I want to invite you along to one of our favorite San Diego brunch spots, The Mission.
It’s a short walk from where we live- only about three blocks. The Mission is in an old house with a yoga studio up top. We’ll enter past the coffee bar and be escorted to a little table to enjoy our meal.
The server will greet us warmly and provide a long menu with any breakfast dish you can dream of. Order anything- nothing disappoints.
J’s favorite is the zen breakfast, which is a plate piled high with braised tofu, egg whites, veggies, and brown rice. He usually adds a big fluffy pancake, and I always steal a few bites.
I love the zen breakfast, but my heart belongs to their soy chorizo breakfasts. I usually order the soy chorizo burrito which tastes so convincingly meaty that I can’t honestly tell the difference.
We’ll leisurely enjoy our meal and chat about the day ahead. He’ll ask me about the blog, and I’ll ask him about his workouts and poker. We’ll talk about our upcoming trips and other miscellaneous plans. When his plate is clean and my belly is full, we’ll ask for the check and be on our way.
It’s such a nice way to start the day and enjoy each other’s company before the day’s craziness sets in. Of course work and travel prevents this from being a daily ritual, but we strive to make it happen a couple of times a week. I don’t think it’ll ever get old.
What small meaningful rituals do other couples have that keep them close?