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Aurora is a new eatery in OKC's Plaza District that focuses on breakfast food.
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While finding parking in Oklahoma City’s bustling Plaza District area can be a real pain in the posterior, if you find yourself in that funky little business district along NW 16th Street, I highly recommend a new eatery called Aurora.

With a focus on breakfast, brunch and lunch, Aurora has a very cozy, welcoming vibe that I immediately noticed. 

And I wasn't here for anything particularly unusual or complicated. Nope, I strictly wanted the basics: buttermilk pancakes ($8); two eggs scrambled ($3.50) and black coffee ($3.50). My server, Jason, was friendly and helpful in pointing out various options on the menu. I stuck with a pretty standard breakfast.

Even though it was my "usual" sort of order, the menu is quite extensive, offering fruit, yogurt, omelettes, waffles, biscuits and lox, and much more, overseen by the sharp eye of Chef Henry Boudreaux, who makes sure Aurora's diverse and delicious menu items come primarily from local purveyors like Hoboken Coffee Roasters, Andrew's Honey, greens from Scissortail Farms and Prairie Earth, and tea from Urban Tea House, among others.

Aurora is open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. and closed on Monday.


1704 N. 16th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 609-8854

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