There’s just something so compelling, so moving about “Adia.”

I remember watching this video constantly as a child. I’m fascinated by music videos. To this day, whenever I watch the “Adia” one I analyze it. The singing-in-slow-motion-as-the-rest-of-the-world-moves-quicker. She’s one of my favorite singers (and the tally count is now six seven times I have listened to the song via YouTube as I write this).

Earlier today, Dayton Daily News reported Ms. McLachlan dined at a breakfast spot in Dayton: Butter Cafe.

In fact, according to the Dayton Daily News, she liked Butter so much, she visited twice in her short stay in Dayton. She had visited to perform in a benefit concert with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for the Kettering Health Network at the Schuster Center.

And here’s what she had, according to Dayton Daily News:

Saturday: Southwest scramble, one cappuccino

Sunday: Two cappuccinos, yogurt, side of sausage, oatmeal with chopped pecans, bananas & strawberries.

Also, according to Butter’s owner, Amy Beaver, McLachlan and her companion who went with her to the restaurant also shared “an omelette and bacon” together, as well as its French Toast Kabobs (which look and sound AMAZING: two pieces of French toast skewered with grilled strawberries and pineapple, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with toasted coconut, served over a strawberry puree. $7.95, and only available until 11:30 a.m.!). Sarah made excellent choices.

I’ve been to Butter Cafe several times since moving here to Dayton.

It’s situated in the U.D. district, on Brown St. You can’t miss it, with it’s bright, cheery yellow hue, and sign with indeed, a stick of butter on it.

When you walk inside, the first word that comes to my head is “cute.” There are white tables and chairs scattered through the main floor, and a stairway up to more tables in the back. Artwork lines the walls. One in particular that strikes me each time I’ve been is a skyline, which I believe is Dayton’s. To the left as you walk in, a case filled with house-made baked goods, that according to its website, are changed daily. And a chalkboard with the “wait list” to get in.

On weekends, it DEFINITELY packs a big crowd, so if you want brunch, get there early. The times I went, I got there earlier in the morning, and it wasn’t so crowded, but when I left, started to get a bit of a line.

The water comes in mason jars.

The wait staff, friendly.

And breakfast is served all day at Butter.


All. Day.

Here’s some pictures from when I visited last month for the first time:

Spring Omelette (minus sprouts). $9
Coffee. $2
Banana Nut Pancakes. $6.75
Banana Nut Pancakes. $6.75

Its omelettes are full of flavor: light, airy and fluffy eggs, and utilize a smart choice of ingredients. The spring omelette has chevre cheese, tomatoes, turkey, lemon creme fraische and sprouts. I opted out on the sprouts, which I did not miss. The creme fraische on top balances the omelette, it’s a touch sweet, with herbs for a fresh texture. The seasoned house potatoes are different from any potatoes at a breakfast place I’ve ever had. If those weren’t Yukon Gold’s I’m not sure what they were, because they sure looked and tasted like fresh Yukon Gold’s, with herbs and spices. Not greasy at all.  And the banana nut pancakes were fluffy and chock full of fresh bananas and pecans. If you’re a coffee drinker, its coffee is delicious; a nice strong roast.

One thing I recommend as well is to try the make-your-own-omelette. You can add in a slew of ingredients, such as turkey sausage, avocado, and goat cheese.

The prices are right too: you’d probably spend about $20 for two people for breakfast.

If you’re looking to do brunch in the Dayton, I definitely recommend Butter. No doubt about it. Love the food, the atmosphere, the staff and decor.

And Sarah McLachlan likes it too!

Butter Cafe

1106 Brown Street

Dayton, OH