As we make our way around town to try every Sunday Brunch Buffet, our most recent stop brought us to Rain Cafe and Lounge.
518 E Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2pm
Rain Cafe and Lounge during the day serves an eclectic meal of Mediterranean, Mexican and American dishes. I’ve had a couple of their dishes and both times, the meals were great. But from 10:30am – 2pm, they have by far the cheapest Sunday Brunch Buffet in town.
At just $7.50 a person, no other place can compare to Rain’s prices. My friends and I stopped by the other weekend to knock this one off of our list. The moment we arrived, there were several people leaving so it was just our party of seven eating there.
For our group being the only table there, it took a while for service and drinks. Our server eventually came over and apologized for our wait. She took our drink orders of Mimosas and water. After looking around at some tables that haven’t been bussed, we noticed there were bottles of champagne spread out. We flagged down our server and asked if there were any drink specials for the day. She failed to tell us that a Mimosa was $5 but you could buy a bottle of champagne with orange juice for $14.50. That sounded like a much better deal and we ordered quite a few of those.
After that, I believe another employee noticed our server was struggling and came over to assist. He ended up being our server the rest of the time. He made it a point to come over often to check on us and take away any dirty dishes.
As for the buffet itself, here is what was on the line:
The buffet line was limited to six breakfast items and then dessert. My friend said it should have been called a “Breakfast Buffet”. The hashbrowns, eggs and biscuits and gravy were good but the sausages and bacon were overcooked and the french toast was dry.
At $7.50 a person, we really didn’t complain much as we knew looking at the price it wasn’t going to be a full scale buffet. While the buffet was pretty basic and average, it was a good value and the drinks were flowing well. The service started off a bit rough but picked up when a new server took over duties.
Food-wise, Rain didn’t do much to really separate themselves from the competition. The $7.50 pricetag and bottles of champagne may be enough to get more people in.
If you want our opinion, stick to Rain for their regular menu.
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