Breakfast At The National Exemplar

Monday, June 16, 2014

I had breakfast at the cutest restaurant! It's called The National Exemplar. It's about 16 minutes away from where my aunt lives. It's in an area called Mariemont Village (Cincinnati, Ohio). Mariemont Village is so charming and has the cutest shops! You would love it! You can dine inside or outside at The National Exemplar. The outside is SO gorgeous. Whoever did their landscaping & design, gets two thumbs up from me. I wish I could pack it up and take it home with me! HaHaHa They have beautiful potted trees with twinkle lights, colorful flowers and shrubbery all around. The inside boasts a fireplace (but of course, they had the ac on...Summer) and pretty vintage pictures. You don't need a reservation for breakfast or lunch (unless you have a large party of people), but for dinner you do (so definitely check for availability / right now they're booked 31 days in advance!!!). Their breakfast was really good and their breakfast prices will not break your bank account. What's fabulous about The National Exemplar is that it is an extension of Mariemont Inn (Best Western Hotel). I wouldn't mind staying there. Mariemont Inn is a historic hotel that was built in the mid-1920's. It's funny, but you feel like a knight in shining armor with a horse will come out anytime. HaHaHa Ok, so here are my pics! I'll show you some other cool places later this week, in the very next block! I love Mariemont Village :) NOTE: My posting will be very sporadic (2 - 3 times a week), but I will definitely keep up with YOUR blogs.





















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Old Navy Sea Salt Crinkled Gauze Maxi Dress (here, black, sim, sim) // Ann Taylor Black Cardigan (sim)


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Chiara T. said...

with this kind of starter that day has been certenly a great one!
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LoveT. said...

What a wonderful Place to have Breakfast :)

Happy Monday ,kisses

LoveT. said...

What a wonderful Place to have Breakfast :)

Happy Monday ,kisses

Raden Ayu/MI said...

Nice place and food! :)

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Linda B said...

Oooh, looks like such a nice place to eat! Also, your black and white look is super chic and pretty :D

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Mica T said...

Love the maxi dress you wore! :) Looks like a pretty place to eat, and I love the choc chip pancake, yummy! :)

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

This looks like a very cosy place to eat, love the decor and the food looks fantastic. Am glad you tried it out and shared and most of all enjoyed!! So so nice!! Happy Monday doll xx

Lilli said...

Kim please, may I visit your aunt as well? I see is so full of gorgeous things to do and see around she lives, which will make me happy as well!:P The restaurant sounds and looks excellent, the food is mouthwatering, especially the pancake. You look utterly adorable, b&w suits u and I just need a maxi dress too! Have a beautful week dear, hugs! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

Great place to eat I will not mind having breakfast there. You look great doll.
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Emmylou said...

Oooooo....how lovely! I can see why you wanna take home the outside setting, Kim:) I love it too!
And I love your maxi, missy:)

Random_Hi_D said...

The place looks great and sounds great. I'm not sure there are knights in the 1920's though. This reminds me of a cafe back where I lived when I was younger. It's called volante, and it's one of the oldest buildings there. And i love their breakfast! Pancake and eggs.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What an adorable place. I love places like this.

Ashley said...

Cute outfit Kim! And that place looks so nice! I love the outside dinning area!

Busola Coutts said...

I have always loved an outside seating area at restaurants but then again the inside of this historical place is so cosy and you can't beat that. This so cute Kim. Glad you are having a blast :).

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Ozden Ozdogan said...

Gorgeous place..Greatly decorated!! I totally adore these kind of places.And you look so cute in the last photo.love your maxi dress
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TheTinyHeart said...

It looks pretty to sit outside in the outdoor seating! And all that food looks soo good!

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Rinako Camellia said...

So beautiful place! :)

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Hélène Heath said...

I LOVE brunch! And that place looks super cute!

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Hélène Heath said...

I LOVE brunch! And that place looks super cute!

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rosemary ofelephants said...

Oh you dressed so lovely! 31 days booking in advance? Jeez. It's like when I saw the massive queue outside Prada the other day and was like, seriously? How can people afford this stuff? Your breakfast looks like it was lovely. I love some good foliage so trees with sparkly lights are a hit for me. I had to visit your site to try and find my friend a gift the other day, oh the ways you help me out, Kim! Rosemary x

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Stanislava E. said...

Such a cool place! The omlette looks awesome! Mmm, I am hungry! And the chocolate chip pancake!!! You are so cool, btw old navy is one of my fav brands!

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Mimi said...

Love places like this. So cozy and warm on the inside and the food looks delicious!

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

The place is nice and cozy, I like your monochromatic look, kisses Kim!

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

The place is nice and cozy, I like your monochromatic look, kisses Kim!

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Lorena said...

I have to agree, this place looks so cute, I love all the green it makes it look so cozy.
The chocolate chip pancakes look amazing… I can almost taste them…. yumm.
WOuld you believe that if I wanted to have chocolate chip pancakes, I'd have to make them at home ? I have yet to find a place that makes them here.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Yes what this place has such a pretty exterior and it sounds like a great place to to start the day :) You look adorable in that dress Kim!

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Corinne said...

This breakfast looks so yummy! I found breakfasts quite cheap in the US, esp all you can eat. Those scrambled eggs are bringing back some memories for me =)

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Carmen said...

It looks indeed like a lovely place. Nice breakfast experiences are just priceless ;) Also I like the outfit you wore, black and white looks great on you!
xx

Cee said...

Oh my gosh Kim, it's a good thing that I'm eating lunch right now or this post would have made me so hungry! The breakfast you had looks absolutely delicious, especially those chocolate chip pancakes - my childhood favourite :) And a good breakfast is always made better by a lovely location.
xox,
Cee

Annie Sand said...

Sounds fabulous dear! What a treat to go out for breakfast, I don't have the opportunity to do that very often. And you look absolutely fabulous in that dress! I wish you a darling week!

Jane said...

looks like a great place! the food looks amazing and so do you!! love your outifit!!

Jess said...

What a wonderful/gorgeous place! =)
Have a great week!

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A•Mused said...

The photo of the receipt got a surprised eyebrow! What an amazing deal! A meal like that here in my town would be considerably higher. Don't you just love that though? A great flavorful mean, at a decent price?

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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alexis said...

What a cute breakfast spot! I am waiting for my husband to wake up right now so that we can head to a favorite spot of ours and this post has my tummy rumbling!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kim, your breakfast looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you are having fun with your Aunt! Enjoy.
Julie

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

What a charming place. I definitely will add that to the list of places to see when we're in the area. We have family nearby, so it might be soon, we'll see. BTW, lovely outfit!

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

What a charming place. I definitely will add that to the list of places to see when we're in the area. We have family nearby, so it might be soon, we'll see. BTW, lovely outfit!

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

What a charming place. I definitely will add that to the list of places to see when we're in the area. We have family nearby, so it might be soon, we'll see. BTW, lovely outfit!

jo said...

Hi Kim, I love having breakfast outside. I'm not a fan of making breakfast. This restaurant looked cozy! Your maxi dress is fabulous too! Good pairing with the cardigan.

Over the weekend, I spoke to my friend who just came back from a conference in New Orleans. She went in April. I told her that I'd love to visit it one day since I have a good blogger friend who lives there. She told me that you guys have a street that blocked off for some festival. She likes it there but she's wasn't keen about not having any Chinese restaurants. Lol. Anyway, I'd love to visit you one day or you can visit me. Have a great week!

xo Jo

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Ramona said...

What a wonderful place to have a lovely meal. Oh, my now I feel so hungry. Food looks so good. Kim you have done such a great review. What a wonderful look. Love white for summer.

xoxo Ra

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Ahleessa C said...

That's a lovely dress and you look wonderful! I'm also hungry too... hehe~

Layla Sprinkles said...

This is a really lovely post, everything looks so lovely, calm and peaceful! You look lovely too!! :)

Layla xx

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Sam said...

A wonderful review of what looks to be a very charming venue, I wish we had somewhere like this to dine at here. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your views.

Shiny Mathew said...

Look so delicious! Clearly, I won't be able to eat there since I don't live anywhere nearby. But I can pretend through your pictures :-)
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Cheryl van den Berg said...

Breakfast at a historic hotel always sounds nice. I haven't had much bread in the past month so your English muffin looks super yummy right now.

Elizabeth Hisle said...

Sweet! I live in Lexington, which is like, 1.5 hours from Cincinnati. I will have to drop in sometime!

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Paolo Musco said...

Kim it's me again (Val) from hubby's cell. That place looks so cute and the reservation advice vows for quality. You look very elegant in white and blues. Would love that choco chips pancake right now!Big hugs Coco http://www.cocoetlavieenrose.com

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Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

Great review Kim but I have to say, I love that dress!

Danielle Styles said...

I would love to have breakfast at that place, it looks amazing (As well as the pancakes!) Your black and white outfit is gorgeous!

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Danielle Styles said...

I would love to have breakfast at that place, it looks amazing (As well as the pancakes!) Your black and white outfit is gorgeous!

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Anya Jensen said...

Looked great - any yummy food, And you look so fab sweets,
Axx

Jessica said...

This place does look super cute! The food looks delicious and the place is beautiful. I would love to stay there too!

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aki! said...

This looks like such a nice place. Very fancy but affordable!

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Simera H said...

Now this looks like such a cozy homey place to have breakfast! Great pictures.
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FloralConstellation said...

Great pictures! the food looks so yummy :)

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Emma Henderson said...

Take me with you next time you visit your auntie! Looks like you're having a ball - this place looks amazing!

Tanya W. said...

Oh my gosh Kim. I knew that place. I used to live up in Michigan for many many years and I drove to Ohio several times:).don't you love the fresh air up north? I love the nice summer up there.

Enjoy your visiting!!!

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Glamour ZONE said...

Wow looks like a really nice place
Love the pictures
Keep intouch
Kisses

Alicia Mackin said...

Ah this does look nice! I am going to a cute little town here today, it is where you go to catch the ferry to Fire Island. Very charming.

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Alicia Mackin said...

Ah this does look nice! I am going to a cute little town here today, it is where you go to catch the ferry to Fire Island. Very charming.

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Alissa Gromova said...

Wow!
I would like to start every day there, such a wonderful place Kim and you look very cute!!!
Kisses

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FASHION TALES said...

Oh, sporadic is good at the moment, now I can catch up with your posts. hehe. The mid-1920s hotel/Inn sounds lovely. the breakfast also looks pretty great, chocolate chip pancakes? Wow, I must try that one day. :)
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getcarriedaway said...

such a wonderful place!
happy day!

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

This is THE CUTEST restaurant! I wish I lived close enough to go and try the food! I bet lunch outside is absolutely lovely.

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

This is THE CUTEST restaurant! I wish I lived close enough to go and try the food! I bet lunch outside is absolutely lovely.

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Michelle LL said...

Lovely place to have breakfast in such a nice city. Loving the outfit Kim, so classy!! xo

Maggie said...

That place looks beautiful!

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Shea Coleman said...

Kim,

I love the virtual tour you gave and the I agree whoever did their landscaping please let them do mine. Haha I love places you can sit outside and eat at. The foods looks yummy and its reasonably price. Winner, Winner in my book.

Loving your dress that you got from Old Navy.You look great. I love seeing your outfit posts!!

Tina Bradley said...

Oh, this place looks charming, and I'd love to stay at the historic hotel sometime. Hmmm...Sounds like a great idea for next year's wedding anniversary... :) You look lovely, Kim! I adore that chic ensemble! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Darcy said...

oh my gosh.. YUM!! You are making me quite hungry with this post haha!
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flysongbird said...

this looks so good!!I am craving everything on you plate. and i love the outfit KIM! :D

Dale Janee said...

Your outfit is so cute for breakfast Kim (love the black and white) and I can't believe how nice this restaurant was, especially with all the landscaping and you captured it perfectly. That english muffin with jelly looks SO good. I've never been to Ohio but this town near your aunts looks adorable.

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Dale Janee said...

Your outfit is so cute for breakfast Kim (love the black and white) and I can't believe how nice this restaurant was, especially with all the landscaping and you captured it perfectly. That english muffin with jelly looks SO good. I've never been to Ohio but this town near your aunts looks adorable.

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Dale Janee said...

Your outfit is so cute for breakfast Kim (love the black and white) and I can't believe how nice this restaurant was, especially with all the landscaping and you captured it perfectly. That english muffin with jelly looks SO good. I've never been to Ohio but this town near your aunts looks adorable.

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Sam said...

Hope your week is going well :)

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Hi Kim, This looks like a very cosy place to eat, love the decor and the food looks fantastic and delicious. Glad to know that you tried it out and shared and most of all enjoyed!Loved your pretty look... So so nice!! Have a nice doll <3

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It's a lovely place!

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Always Maylee said...

Yum, this place looks amazing! The food seems delicious. And I love your dress, so pretty!

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Jess said...

Have a great day! Keep in touch! =)

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Marija M. said...

I actually never had breakfast out, it's great way to start a day! You look lovely! xo

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Tanya W. said...

Love your black and white outfit Kim.

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LyddieGal said...

The outside dining area is so cute! I love the stones and shrubbery. I would definitely love eating there!

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Pilar said...

What a nice place to have breakfast, and that food looks so yummy! You look pretty in your black and white outfit!

oomph. said...

decor and landscaping can make or break a place. the food looks delicious and i'm also loving that dress!!

Pamela RG said...

The National Exemplar looks so charming especially the Patio. Looks like you had so much fun!

ss fashion world said...

pictures are just amazing ! and this place looks great :) cool post hun !

Sam Cole said...

Kim, you look pretty cute yourself in that maxi dress. This place reminds me of a German village via the buildings. Those food are looks sooooo yummy. What a quaint town and your aunt is lucky to leave closeby and you to visit the shops and dine and shop too. We have a town that has the same feel that is about 20 miles of us and it is called Senoia, GA.

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Maria Cartagena said...

What a lovely place and that breakfast looks amazing! Wait look at you in that Old Navy dress looking super chic! Have a great week Kim. XOXO

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Heel in Mint said...

It is a beautiful place and I love the landscaping too. You look great in black and white. Love your smile :)

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Samantha Mariko said...

I love that maxi dress on you Kim!! I would love to try the restaurant one day since you say it is super sweet! :) have a great rest of the week! thanks always for stopping by!
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Lidya Henryca said...

i love your review!
hope i can go there somehow

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Lidya Henryca said...

i love your review!
hope i can go there somehow

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Lidya Henryca said...

i love your review!
hope i can go there somehow

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