Eggspectation – Eggstravaganza

Eggspectation - Eggstravaganza

“Grab the eggs by the day”, so they say.

About the meal:
I can never make up my mind on sweet or salty breakfasts, so I like going to places that offer a mix of both on one plate! Eggstravanganza offers eggs the way you like them (I had mine poached this time), with potatoes, brioche french toast that come with maple syrup, and a choice of ham, sausage or bacon (I went with sausage). It was also garnished with pieces of fruits – a healthy sweet twist that I was happy to be surprised with! The sausage tasted like standard breakfast sausage and the poached eggs like standard home made poached eggs. However the fact that brioche was used for the french toast gave an interesting flavor to it. I would definitely recommend them! A perfect mixture between the subtlely sweet brioche and the eggs, soaked with the goodness of maple syrup (if you chose to pour it on top). Lekker as South Africans would say!

About the place:
What I like about this place is the diversity of the meals and drinks they offer, along with quality and reasonably priced food. I also find that there is a lot of space altogether, so you are most likely to feel comfortable sitting at one of their tables.
I would suggest the top floor for seats, it’s very bright and it’s a nice view on the streets.
Another bonus? Free refills on coffee! *black coffee only – mocchachino, capucchino and other specialty coffee drinkers, don’t start getting excited!*
It’s also fairly clean, and the staff cares about service; I remember going and one of my friends asked me to order her meal while she was on her way. They brought it out and she still wasn’t here, so the waiter suggested he’d keep it warm in the kitchen for her. He also kept an eye out so as soon as she arrived, he brought the food out. I thought that was pretty nice! They also tend to be fairly flexible when it comes to customizing your meal.



D’Arcy McGee’s – French toast

Darcy McGees - French Toast

The meal: **

It took me a while to decide what I wanted to eat that morning but as they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a considerable amount of time deliberating, I decided to go with French toast. The meal is nothing fancy but I didn’t remember the last time I had French toast so I decided to give it a try.

The meal was good but it didn’t quite meet my expectations. The first loaf had most of the ingredients (maple sauce, caramelized bananas & strawberries) on the plate. To make matters worse, additional syrup was not provided when the plate was brought to the table.  These are minor details but it’s those little things that people remember at the end of the day.

The place: ** (check out RaspberryCream’s ‘the bangers & mash’ post)

The price: $$

-Strawberry Sherbet

D’Arcy McGee’s – The bangers & mash

The bangers n mash

About the meal: I had this for brunch and one thing is for sure: those sausages were amazing: juicy and tatsy! The fact that they were cooked in beer made me think at first, but it really adds on flavor to the whole meal. Very well complemented with the caramelized onions as well. The sauce was also a great match for the mash potatoes. I would definitely suggest this meal!

About the place: It’s a nice place to hangout in, although maybe a little dark, if you are sitting in the booths away from the windows. Another downside is that the tables may be a little small (especially the tables for 2). Also, the 1st time we went the waiter forgot about us because we were placed in a corner; not quite pleasant I have to say!
The 2nd time around however, the waitress was very nice, checked on us just enough, and the food was very tasty!